Canine vector-borne diseases – a new thematic series

Parasites & Vectors has published a thematic
grouping together a number of
articles recently presented at a symposium on canine vector-borne diseases
(CVBDs) in New York in April 2010.

 The aim of the
5th Symposium
on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health GmbH, was to
facilitate the advancement of understanding in the diversity and prevalence of
canine vector-borne diseases, and their significance for veterinary and public

 The articles address
a number of such diseases, looking at the biological interactions between
ectoparasite, pathogen and host, as well as their distribution across the
globe. Contributions to the thematic series, edited by Chris Arme, include
original research articles, alongside several reviews and short reports.

 If you are interested in publishing articles or
proceedings from a conference in a BioMed
Central journal
, either as a thematic series or journal supplement, please contact
for further information.

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