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Are horses a potential reservoir in spreading virulent pathotypes to humans? 

Riding horses were examined for antimicrobial resistant (AMR), potentially human pathogenic, E. coli isolates All animals had close contact with humans and are now suspected of being a potential reservoir in spreading virulent pathotypes.

If you wish to submit a manuscript to BMC Veterinary Research on combatting AMR , please visit

VetCompass data reveals the most common health problems of UK dogs

The most common health problems of UK dogs in 2016 were dental disease, ear infections, and obesity, according to VetCompass data. 

ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines

The ARRIVE guidelines for reporting in vivo animal research have recently been updated to support their use in practice. View the new ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines here. 

Join the Editorial Board

BMC Veterinary Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. More information & how to apply can be found here. 

NEW COLLECTION: Call for Content

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) CFP picOur new guest edited collection welcomes research into the combatting of antimicrobial resistance in helminths, fungi, bacteria, virus and protozoa.

This collection is open to submissions until March 2022.

For further information and to submit your article please click here.

BMC Series Focus Issues

November: Infection and health

The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection.  Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

Call for papers

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new sections in BMC Veterinary Research

       - Animal ethics, policy and research integrity
       - Zoological and wildlife medicine


Latest Collections and Guidelines

Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) Consenus and Guideline Papers

COHA: CTSA One Health Alliance

Aims and scope

BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. 


Get credit for your data!

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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Author support and information


Over 500 institutions have partnered with us to help authors maximize their research funding. Researchers affiliated with these member institutions may receive a discount on article processing charges (APCs). Check to see if your institution is a member and learn how you could benefit from APC savings when publishing with us.

Reporting guidelines for authors

The Meridian Network is home to a collection of reporting guidelines and checklists for research that involve animals. The checklists are intended as an aid for authors to clearly, completely and transparently let reviewers and readers know what they did and found. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards.

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