Veterinary Medicine International

Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals 2012


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

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

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

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


Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals 2012

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 causes 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 are serious zoonotic pathogens and have become important agents at the interface of humans, 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 the 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, disease impact, zoonotic potential, and economic effects. Special minireviews that cover new and emerging topics of general relevance to mycobacterial diseases such as next generation sequencing and new diagnostic platforms along with proteomics and metabolomics will also be considered. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis
  • Economic impact of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis and 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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 684720
  • - Editorial

Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals 2012

Mitchell V. Palmer | Michael D. Welsh | Jesse M. Hostetter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 869146
  • - Research Article

Tuberculosis in Goats and Sheep in Afar Pastoral Region of Ethiopia and Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Goat

Gezahegne Mamo Kassa | Fekadu Abebe | ... | Gobena Ameni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 978501
  • - Review Article

Progress in Oral Vaccination against Tuberculosis in Its Main Wildlife Reservoir in Iberia, the Eurasian Wild Boar

Beatriz Beltrán-Beck | Cristina Ballesteros | ... | Christian Gortázar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 621210
  • - Review Article

Herd-Level Risk Factors for Bovine Tuberculosis: A Literature Review

Robin A. Skuce | Adrian R. Allen | Stanley W. J. McDowell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 145318
  • - Research Article

Detection of Bovine IgG Isotypes in a PPA-ELISA for Johne's Disease Diagnosis in Infected Herds

Bárbara Fernández | Liliana Rosa Gilardoni | ... | Silvia Leonor Mundo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 563293
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Serodiagnostic Assays for Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Elk, White-Tailed Deer, and Reindeer in the United States

Jeffrey T. Nelson | Kathleen A. Orloski | ... | S. Mark Hall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 860362
  • - Research Article

Search for Mycobacterium avium Subspecies paratuberculosis Antigens for the Diagnosis of Paratuberculosis

María Laura Mon | Mariana Viale | ... | María Isabel Romano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 236205
  • - Review Article

Mycobacterium bovis: A Model Pathogen at the Interface of Livestock, Wildlife, and Humans

Mitchell V. Palmer | Tyler C. Thacker | ... | Leigh A. L. Corner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 674238
  • - Review Article

Opportunities for Improved Serodiagnosis of Human Tuberculosis, Bovine Tuberculosis, and Paratuberculosis

Ashutosh Wadhwa | Graham J. Hickling | Shigetoshi Eda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 931948
  • - Research Article

Longitudinal Pathogenesis Study of Young Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) after Experimental Challenge with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP)

Colin Mackintosh | Gary Clark | ... | Frank Griffin
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