Second Edition of Tick-Borne Diseases in Animals

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 117

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Department of Chemistry, Environment and Feed Hygiene, National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: zoonoses; infectious diseases; ticks; tick-borne diseases; infectous diseases in reindeer; climate change; One Health
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Dear Colleagues,

Ticks are blood-feeding arthropods that play a vital role in public and veterinary health as vectors of a wide range of viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens. Environmental and climatic changes in Northern Europe have shaped a geographical area in which new tick species may become established and introduce new tick-borne pathogens. Additionally, the travel and trade of animals contribute to the global spread of ticks. Such movements can introduce new tick species and new pathogens into previously free areas and communities.

Updated knowledge of tick distribution and tick-borne pathogens is fundamental for the creation of risk maps and will allow relevant advice to be provided to the general public, suggesting measures to prevent tick bites and, consequently, tick-borne diseases. As veterinary medicine advances, signs and symptoms of disease that may have been missed before are now being detected. Several tick-borne diseases are known to be endemic in many countries all over the world, but, to date, there is limited information about the prevalence of these infections in animals.

Original manuscripts that address any aspect of tick-borne diseases in animals are invited to this Special Issue. In particular, tick-borne diseases in companion animals, the potential burden of tick-borne infections on production animals, and trends in the distribution as well as prevalence of tick-borne infections are welcome.

Dr. Anna Omazic
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • tick-borne diseases
  • tick-borne pathogens
  • tick control
  • companion animals
  • production animals

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