Veterinary Medicine International

Respiratory Diseases of Small Ruminants


Lead Editor

1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Sciences, DUVASU, Mathura 281001, India

2Vaccinology & Immunotherapy Program, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, 120 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N5E3

3Veterinary Microbiology, National Research Centre on Equine, Hissar, India

4Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture, Kabi, New Delhi 110012, India

Respiratory Diseases of Small Ruminants


Small ruminants are valuable assets for the Mediterranean, African, and south east Asian countries with the potential for providing meat, milk, and wool. These animals including wild ruminants are highly susceptible to respiratory diseases. Mostly these are of infectious origin with bacteria, virus, and fungi etiologies. However, the role of environmental pollutants, toxicants, and mechanical induction of respiratory distress may also be the cause of abnormal conditions. Information on the identification, prevention, cure, and control of these conditions can improve the economic status of small ruminants’ holders as well as their sustainability. Thus, we invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will contribute knowledge to the early diagnosis and prevention of these conditions.

We welcome the articles on clinical diagnosis, prevention, and cure of respiratory disease in small ruminants. However, data on molecular detection, vaccine development, and other research-based findings will also be considered. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects, and pathology
  • Molecular approaches to deal with respiratory conditions, detection of etiological agents, pathogenesis, and pathological alterations
  • Diagnosis of respiratory disease and its economic impacts
  • Therapeutic management, vaccine development, and preventive strategies
  • Role of toxicants and environmental pollutants in respiratory conditions
  • Herd management as a factor in respiratory disease

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