Veterinary Medicine International

Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals


Publishing date
15 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2010

Lead Editor

1Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Centers for Animal Health, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Ames, IA 50010, USA

2Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Virology Branch, Veterinary Sciences Division, Belfast, UK

3Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010, USA


Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals

Description

Mycobacteria include species of great medical importance, being responsible for both animal and human diseases, including tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, and leprosy. Although M. tuberculosis and M. leprae are the most notable mycobacterial human pathogens, M. bovis, M. avium subsp. avium, M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis, M. ulcerans, and other nontuberculous mycobacteria are the etiology of important clinical conditions in humans and a wide range of animal species including cattle, sheep, goats, deer, possums, badgers, elephants, dogs, cats, avian species, amphibians, and fish. Moreover, species such as M. bovis represent serious zoonotic pathogens and have become important agents at the interface of humans, domestic livestock, and wildlife. Great effort has been expended in eliminating diseases such as bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis; not only serious animal diseases, but also diseases of significant economic impact to agriculture. There is a need to understand mechanisms (host and pathogen) involved in mycobacterial diseases, including latency, recrudescence, and clearance of infection. Such knowledge will be a key to developing novel control strategies. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that describe mycobacterial diseases of animals, including pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, epidemiology and disease impact, zoonotic potential, and economic effects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis
  • Economic impact of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis, effect on import and export markets
  • Advances in vaccine development for mycobacterial diseases of animals
  • Understanding the pathogenesis of bovine tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, and atypical mycobacterial infections such as M. ulcerans and M. kansasii
  • Innate and adaptive immune responses to mycobacterial pathogens related to persistence and latency
  • Host nutrition, genetics, and stress in mycobacterial disease
  • The role of other pathogens (e.g., viruses, parasites, etc.) in mycobacterial disease
  • Wildlife reservoirs of mycobacterial pathogens
  • Impact on wildlife and domestic livestock
  • Zoonotic mycobacterial diseases
  • Mycobacterial diseases of captive wildlife, including detection, control, and public health
  • Mycobacterial diseases of companion animals

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/vmi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 292469
  • - Editorial

Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals

Mitchell V. Palmer | Michael D. Welsh | Jesse M. Hostetter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 782875
  • - Research Article

Ovine Paratuberculosis: A Seroprevalence Study in Dairy Flocks Reared in the Marche Region, Italy

Attili Anna Rita | Ngu Ngwa Victor | ... | Cuteri Vincenzo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 341691
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Survival of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Fecal Samples Obtained from Naturally Infected Cows and Stored at −18°C and −70°C

Eran A. Raizman | L. A. Espejo | S. J. Wells
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 795165
  • - Review Article

Multihost Tuberculosis: Insights from the Portuguese Control Program

Mónica V. Cunha | Madalena Monteiro | ... | Ana Botelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 712369
  • - Review Article

Tuberculosis in Birds: Insights into the Mycobacterium avium Infections

Kuldeep Dhama | Mahesh Mahendran | ... | Pradeep Mahadev Sawant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 267102
  • - Research Article

Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis by a Direct In Situ PCR Method

Fernando Delgado | Diana Aguilar | ... | María Isabel Romano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 385091
  • - Research Article

Comparative Intradermal Tuberculin Testing of Free-Ranging African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) Captured for Ex Situ Conservation in the Kafue Basin Ecosystem in Zambia

Hetron Mweemba Munang'andu | Victor Siamudaala | ... | Musso Munyeme
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 352561
  • - Research Article

Diagnosis and Molecular Characterization of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from Dairy Cows in Colombia

J. A. Fernández-Silva | A. Abdulmawjood | M. Bülte
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 145092
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Mycobacterium avium Complex Infections on Routine Mycobacterium bovis Diagnostic Tests

Claire Barry | David Corbett | ... | Sam Strain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 506239
  • - Research Article

Leaching of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Soil under In Vitro Conditions

Eran A. Raizman | Mussie Y. Habteselassie | ... | Ronald F. Turco
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