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Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Call for Papers

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pic 1BMC Veterinary Research is pleased to be launching this collection as the importance of combatting antimicrobial resistance grows daily. 

Please see our recent blog.

AMR is a rising pandemic and challenges the effective delivery of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). AMRs can disrupt SDGs 1,2,3,8,10 and possibly others. Here is an interesting post that talks about the issue and here for the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We are hoping to receive articles covering resistance in Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Anti-protozoan compounds.

Here are some of the main categories that we should like to see represented in the collection:

  • Development of new tools and substances
  • Development of new diagnostic tools
  • Development of alternative approaches for the treatment
  • Development of standardized techniques and determining cutoff values.
  • Biofilms formation and their importance in pathogenesis
  • Rapid disease detection/diagnostics/susceptibility testing
  • Knowledge and control of the use of existing antimicrobial compounds
  • Integrated management of disease to reduce reliance on single compounds
  • Control of prophylactic use of antimicrobial compounds
  • Antimicrobial resistance: a one health perspective
  • Combating AMR: challenges in developing countries
  • Combined therapies

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - pic 2Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by our Guest Editors. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Veterinary Research.

Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.

Please email Catherine Rice, the locum in-house editor for BMC Veterinary Research ( if you would like more information before you submit. 

The deadline for submissions is July 31st 2022.

To submit an article for consideration, please click here.

Meet the Guest Editors

Dr. Mahdi Askari

Mahdi AskariMahdi Askari is a lecturer and researcher on general, diagnostic and pathogenic bacteriology and public health in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. His main fields of interest include virulence, epidemiology, pathogenesis and resistance of pathogenic Escherichia coli in animals and its zoonotic risk for humans.

Dr. Simon Menanteau-Ledouble

Simon Menanteau-LedoubleSimon Menanteau-Ledouble is a microbiologist specialising in the relations between aquatic bacteria and their hosts. In recent year, the mounting issue of resistance to antibiotherapy has led him to take an interest in the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and alternatives to the use of antibiotics.

Prof. Patricia Poeta

Patricia PoetaPatrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta, Full Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)., EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology. Member of LAVQ-REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University NOVA of Lisbon. PhD in Veterinary Medicine by UTAD and Coordinator of the Research Group MicroArt- Microbiology and Antibiotic resistance Team and Head of Medical Microbiology Laboratory. Her main research interest is the characterization of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria of different origins as humans, animals, food, water and the environment, as well as the performance of studies of molecular epidemiology to characterize the genetic lineages of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Director of several doctoral and masters’ theses. Also responsible for research projects funded by private companies and inter-university projects, teaches International courses and Master’s degree and keeps working activities with several national and international entities. With regard to scientific production has published more than 200 articles in journals from the SCI and book chapters. Has more than 500 communications at international scientific meetings, presentations at national or Iberian scientific meetings, posters at scientific meetings, publications in GenBank, publications in UniProt, records in MLST, technical and scientific journals and series or educational work. Received 37 awards. Operates in the areas of Veterinary Science. In professional activities interacted with 175 workers in authorship and co-authorship of scientific papers.

  1. A core principle of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in veterinary settings is the need for engagement of all stakeholders; however, no studies have addressed the role of veterinary technicians in AMS specifica...

    Authors: Laurel E. Redding, Katherine Reilly, Bridget Radtke, Stacy Bartholomew and Stephen D. Cole
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:142
  2. Despite the common use of oral group treatment in pig rearing, the magnitude of the factors influencing the homogeneity and stability of antimicrobial drugs in medicated feed and medicated drinking water are l...

    Authors: Despoina Georgaki, Femke Vandael, Helena Cardoso de Carvalho Ferreira, Maria Eleni Filippitzi, Patrick De Backer, Mathias Devreese, Jeroen Dewulf and Siska Croubels
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:9
  3. The Prototheca algae have recently emerged as an important cause of bovine mastitis globally. Isolates from bovine mastitis in several countries were nearly all identified as P. bovis, suggesting that it was the ...

    Authors: Niloufar Tashakkori, Hamideh Kalateh Rahmani and Babak Khoramian
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:452
  4. The holin-endolysin lysis system plays an essential role in the phage life cycle. Endolysins are promising alternatives to antibiotics, and have been successfully used against Gram-positive bacteria. However, ...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Lili Han, Jiaqing Rong, Huiying Ren, Wenhua Liu and Can Zhang
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:410
  5. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is one of the major causes of bovine mastitis with significant economic losses around the worldwide. The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR), methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mohammadian, Hamideh Kalateh Rahmani, Behnam Bidarian and Babak Khoramian
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:406
  6. Streptococcus canis causes deep pyoderma in canines, which raises concerns about the risk of isolates from lesions acquiring an antibiotic-resistant phenotype. It is necessary to identify effective antibiotics an...

    Authors: Ichiro Imanishi, Keita Iyori, Akira Také, Ryota Asahina, Manami Tsunoi, Ryuji Hirano, Jumpei Uchiyama, Yoichi Toyoda, Yoshihiko Sakaguchi and Shunji Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:395
  7. Swine are considered a major source of foodborne salmonellosis, a public health issue further complicated by the circulation of multidrug-resistant Salmonella strains that threaten the safety of the food chain. T...

    Authors: Kendy Tzu-yun Teng, Marc Aerts, Stijn Jaspers, Maria Ugarte-Ruiz, Miguel A. Moreno, Jose Luis Saez, Soledad Collado, Cristina de Frutos, Lucas Dominguez and Julio Alvarez
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:333
  8. Staphylococcus aureus is a common mastitis pathogen in dairy cows, and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has been found in dairy farms all over the world. The study carried out on bovines from three governo...

    Authors: Abdelfattah Selim, Khalid Kelis, Muneera D. F. AlKahtani, Fatima M. Albohairy and Kotb A. Attia
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:293
  9. Multidrug- and methicillin-resistant staphylococci are both veterinary and public health concerns due to their zoonotic potential. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate patterns of antimicr...

    Authors: Jennifer Lord, Nick Millis, Rebekah Duckett Jones, Brian Johnson, Stephen A. Kania and Agricola Odoi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:91
  10. In the past decade, Mycoplasma synoviae (M. synoviae) infection has become widely prevalent in China, has caused serious economic losses and has become one of the most important diseases in the chicken industry. ...

    Authors: Xiaorong Zhang, Mengjiao Guo, Di Xie, Yang Chen, Chengcheng Zhang, Yongzhong Cao and Yantao Wu
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2022 18:1
  11. Antimicrobial resistance and presence of zoonotic enteropathogens in shelter dogs pose a public health risk to shelter workers and potential adopters alike. In this study we investigated the prevalence of zoon...

    Authors: Ashutosh Verma, Kimberly Carney, Marina Taylor, Kaitlyn Amsler, Joey Morgan, Karen Gruszynski, Erdal Erol, Craig Carter, Stephan Locke, Ashton Callipare and Devendra H. Shah
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:313
  12. Avoidance of unnecessary antimicrobial administration is a key tenet of antimicrobial stewardship; knowing the optimal duration of therapy obviates over-treatment. However, little research has been performed t...

    Authors: Fergus Allerton, Koen B. Pouwels, Julien Bazelle, Sarah Caddy, Andria Cauvin, Luisa De Risio, James Swann, James Warland and Andrew Kent
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:299
  13. Lifestyle factors such as hair length, the frequency of ear cleaning and bathing, age, cat rearing, and sex may contribute to opportunistic yeast infections in the external ear canal of cats. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Sara Niae, Chompoonek Yurayart, Naris Thengchaisri and Panpicha Sattasathuchana
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:288