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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2013, Article ID 167521, 8 pages
Review Article

Recent Developments in Liposome-Based Veterinary Therapeutics

1Biomedical Sciences, 218 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5J 2Y6
2Animal Biology, 7454 Conservation Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 6J2

Received 7 August 2013; Accepted 11 September 2013

Academic Editors: Y.-F. Chang and M. H. Kogut

Copyright © 2013 Hassan Sadozai and Dorsa Saeidi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recent advances in nanomedicine have been studied in the veterinary field and have found a wide variety of applications. The past decade has witnessed a massive surge of research interest in liposomes for delivery of therapeutic substances in animals. Liposomes are nanosized phospholipid vesicles that can serve as delivery platforms for a wide range of substances. Liposomes are easily formulated, highly modifiable, and easily administered delivery platforms. They are biodegradable and nontoxic and have long in vivo circulation time. This review focuses on recent and ongoing research that may have relevance for veterinary medicine. By examining the recent developments in liposome-based therapeutics in animal cancers, vaccines, and analgesia, this review depicts the current significance and future directions of liposome-based delivery in veterinary medicine.