Advances in the Pathology and Infectious Diseases of Marine Mammals

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 174

Special Issue Editors


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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta-WOAH Collaborating Centre for the Health of Marine Mammals, Turin, Italy
Interests: marine mammals; veterinary pathology; veterinary neuropathology; veterinary medicine; veterinary microbiology; conservation; veterinary histology

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta-WOAH Collaborating Centre for the Health of Marine Mammals, Turin, Italy
Interests: marine mammals; veterinary pathology; veterinary neuropathology; veterinary medicine; veterinary microbiology; conservation; veterinary histology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As homeothermal creatures occupying the upper tiers of the trophic chain and boasting prolonged lifespans, marine mammals are regarded as exemplary sentinels of the marine environment. In addition, many species share the coastal environment with humans and may serve as efficient bioindicators for infectious agents, including those with zoonotic potential, thus becoming important indicators for public health-related issues.

Monitoring their causes of stranding is of paramount importance, as it provides valuable and crucial information of the stressors and threats affecting marine ecosystems.

Preserving a sustainable equilibrium between human activities and the preservation of the oceans stands as a worldwide imperative for safeguarding marine ecosystems. Marine mammals provide critical information on the extent of degradation or preservation within this habitat through comprehensive post-mortem examinations.

The primary objective of this Special Issue is to present a collection of innovative research and review articles leveraging pathology as a fundamental instrument for promoting the health and conservation of cetaceans and other marine mammals. Contributions that explore advancements in marine mammal pathology, encompassing both field and laboratory diagnostics, as well as the introduction of novel methodologies and tools, are enthusiastically encouraged.

Dr. Federica Giorda
Dr. Carla Grattarola
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • marine mammals
  • cetacean
  • pinnipeds
  • dolphin
  • pathology
  • neuropathology
  • conservation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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