Special Issue "Parasitic Diseases of Domestic, Wild, and Exotic Animals (Volume II)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 5681
Interests: endo and ectoparasites (helminths, protozoa, arthropods); animals (domestic, wild, exotic); zoonotic parasite species
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Topical Collection in Pathogens: Pathology and Parasitic Diseases of Animals
Special Issue in Pathogens: Parasitic Diseases of Domestic, Wild, and Exotic Animals
Special Issue in Veterinary Sciences: Parasites Research in Wildlife
In infected animals, parasitic diseases may greatly impair growth, welfare, fertility, and production, as well as cause severe health problems and death. Moreover, a high number of parasites may infect both animals and humans and may have public health relevance.
In wild, exotic and zoo animals, parasitic diseases may affect population dynamics and animal behavior and greatly increase mortality, often with dramatic effects in endangered and fragmented populations and wildlife conservation.
Wildlife, including exotic species, can be the reservoirs or occasional hosts of many parasites shared with domestic animals and humans that can be relevant for public health and economy. Moreover, disease emergence and potential spillovers of parasitic diseases to humans often take place at the complex human/domestic animals/wildlife interface.
The understanding of parasite epidemiology, diagnosis, pathology, host–pathogen interaction, zoonotic, and spillover potential with far-reaching significance also for human medicine, is fundamental for planning effective measures for the control of parasitic diseases. In many cases, knowledge of parasites of some wild and exotic animals is very limited, while it is fundamental for wildlife conservation plans and to avoid the introduction of exotic parasites.
As a second edition of the Special Issue 'Parasitic Diseases of Domestic, Wild, and Exotic Animals', we aim to continue to collect original papers and/or review papers dealing with those aspects of parasitic diseases of wild, domestic, and exotic animals that can be relevant for animal and public health and welfare, economy, and conservation. Work exploring the implementation of the knowledge of parasites of wild and exotic animal species and all aspects useful for the control of parasitic diseases in wild, domestic, and exotic animals is also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Stefania Perrucci
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- wild animals
- exotic animals
- domestic animals
- wildlife conservation
- exotic parasites
- Parasitic Diseases of Domestic, Wild, and Exotic Animals in Pathogens (13 articles)