Veterinary Microbiology is concerned with microbial (bacterial, fungal, viral) diseases of domesticated animals (livestock, companion animals, fur-bearing animals, game, poultry, fish) that supply food, other useful products or companionship. In addition, Microbial diseases of wild animals living in captivity, or as members of the feral fauna will also be considered if the infections are of interest because of their interrelation with humans (zoonoses) and/or domestic animals, or for comparative or other scientific reasons. Studies of antimicrobial resistance are also included.Original research papers of high quality and novelty on aspects of control, diagnosis, epidemiology, host response, immunology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of microbial diseases of animals are published. Drug trial papers are accepted if they have general application or significance. Papers on the identification of microorganisms are also accepted, but detailed taxonomic studies do not fall within the scope of the journal. Case reports are usually not accepted, unless these have general application or contain novel aspects. Papers of geographically limited interest, which repeat what had been established elsewhere will not be accepted. The readership of the journal is global.Papers will be rejected if standards of care of, or procedures performed on, animals are not up to those expected of humane veterinary scientists. At a minimum, standards must meet the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research involving Animals, as issued by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences. (C.I.O.M.S., c/o WHO, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland).
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