- Founded in 1946, Irish Veterinary Journal has an international reputation for publishing high quality clinical veterinary science. Our content was viewed by readers from 129 countries in 2020.
- As an open access journal we ensure that your work is immediately accessible and highly discoverable.
Why publish with us?
Veterinary Ethical Challenges
The future of cattle health
Cross journal collection
From farm to plate - Making food safe
Calf health from birth to weaning
Irish Veterinary Journal: Editorials
Animal Health Ireland
Irish Veterinary Journal are proud to support Animal Health Ireland, an industry-led, not-for-profit partnership between livestock producers, processors, animal health advisers and government.
Their mission is to enhance value for beef and dairy farmers and the agri-food industry through superior animal health.
Editor-in-Chief Michael Doherty is currently a Director of Animal Health Ireland.
A recent study found that the 1.3 million cattle movement events in Ireland in 2016 cover a cumulative distance of travelling to the moon and back 60 times.
Michael Doherty, University College Dublin, Ireland
Aims and scope
Irish Veterinary Journal is an open access journal with a vision to make a substantial contribution to the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge that will promote optimal health and welfare of both domestic and wild species of animals.
Irish Veterinary Journal has a clinical research focus with an emphasis on the effective management of health in both individual and populations of animals. Published studies will be relevant to both the international veterinary profession and veterinary scientists.
Manuscripts should have an applied focus with a clinical, epidemiological, animal welfare-husbandry or public health context and should not be solely basic research. Purely molecular research will not be considered but we highly encourage clinical studies across all areas of veterinary medicine.
Papers relating to veterinary education, veterinary ethics, veterinary public health, or relevant studies in the area of social science (participatory research) are also within the scope of Irish Veterinary Journal.
This collection suggests strategies and policy proposals to support the health and welfare of exotic pets.
This series aims to explore many aspects of bovine health, including metabolic diseases, reproduction, herd-health management, and antibiotic use. These articles have been selected to demonstrate the broad scope of research that influences buiatrics and cattle care.
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