Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bovine Medicine

Rita Payan-Carreira

University of Évora


Miguel Quaresma

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro


Bovine Diseases Epizootic Diseases Internal Medicine Reproduction & Infertility Assisted Bovine Reproduction Ultrasound diagnosis Diagnostic Medicine Bovine Surgery Herd Health Management Bovine Nutrition Zoonosis One-Health

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About the book

The World now faces the challenge to feed a growing population of already eight billion people, and the demand for animal sources of food (ex: meat, milk) is predicted to double by 2050. Global meat production has increased rapidly over the past 50 years; the global cattle population amounted to about 996.36 million animals in 2018. At the same time, consumers claim on high standards in animal health and welfare. Worldwide, cattle production follows a multiplicity of systems, varying from traditional low-input to sophisticated, high-pressure beef or dairy production systems, under a diversity of climates and environmental conditions, using a variety of animal phenotypes, and diversity of nutritional inputs. Besides, some of the cattle production systems are very technology driven, while others are more holistic and use conservatory practices, often allowing mixed grazing of different species (both domesticated or wild species). This variety and the changes that were introduced in the bovine industry and husbandry drive continuous improvement and innovation in the medical practices worldwide.

The book Bovine Medicine intends to address important issues in core aspects of contemporary cattle health and husbandry, while providing practical and comprehensive information on a multiplicity of cattle-related topics, from cattle production medicine to bovine sustainability practices, modeling of bovine nutrition or the one-health perspective in dairy and mixed grazing systems, just to mention some of the topics. With this book, the editors expect to provide concise, key-reference literature for all interested in Bovine Medicine and particularly to Large Animal practitioners.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 24th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 14th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 3rd 2020

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Expected publication date: May 2nd 2020

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About the editor

Rita Payan-Carreira

University of Évora

Rita Payan Carreira earned her veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1985. For some years, she parted her activity as a veterinary practitioner and teacher. After almost 32 years teaching at Univ. of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, she recently moved to the University of Évora (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine), where she teaches diverse courses in the field of Animal Reproduction; Reproductive Tract Histopathology and Infeccious Diseases; she has participated in several joint academic activities with foreign universities. Since 2013, she is also the President of the Portuguese Society for Animal Reproduction. Her primary research areas include the molecular markers of the endometrial cycle and fertility and the embryo–maternal interaction, as well as the reproductive physiology and disorders of sexual development. She has also conducted some studies on pedagogical strategies fostering the critical thinking in higher education, in particular, to strengthen the clinical competencies in students. Often, she supervises students preparing their master or doctoral thesis. She is also a frequent referee for diverse journals in the area. For further information on her scientific publications, please use the following link:

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