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Cats thrive on a vegan diet according to a survey of Canadian cat owners

A survey of 1,325 cat owners suggests that cats fed a plant-based diet are less likely to suffer from health issues such as gastrointestinal and liver disease.

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. 


BMC Series Focus Issues

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.


May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

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

Articles

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. 

Journal sections

Animal ethics and welfare

Animal ethics, policy and research integrity

Epidemiology and public health 

Epidemiology and modelling

Veterinary clinical services

Anesthesiology and pain management

Animal behavior and psychology

Cardiology

Dermatology

Gastroenterology, nutrition and metabolism

(ENT) Head and neck disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Nephrology and urology

Neurology and neuroscience

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics

Pulmonology and respiratory disorders 

Soft tissue surgery

Theriogenology

Veterinary education and training

Veterinary education

Genetics, cell biology and clinical pathology

Animal genetics

Cell biology and stem cell research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Microbiology and parasitology

Bacteriology and mycology

Parasitology

Virology

Zoological medicine

Zoological and wildlife medicine

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Trending BMC Veterinary Research Articles

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Membership

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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