International Journal of Genetic Engineering and Recombination

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Open Access
Special Issue

Concerns about animal welfare are raised by ethical dilemmas with animal genetic engineering.

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2024

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2024

Special Issue Description

The use of this technology raises ethical concerns, some of which are related to animal welfare, which is defined by the World Organisation for Animal Health as “the state of the animal, how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives.” The genetic engineering of animals has increased significantly in recent years. To make sure that all parties are aware of the ethical concerns at stake and can contribute meaningfully to the present discussion on the development and use of genetically modified animals, these problems need to be taken into account by all stakeholders, including veterinarians. Additionally, it is crucial to attempt to represent societal values in scientific practice and new technology, particularly in publicly financed initiatives that aim to benefit society but may be regarded as ethically dubious. Due to the additional difficulties that genetically modified animals provide, governing authorities have begun to create pertinent laws, frequently urging enhanced attention and monitoring of potential effects on animal welfare. When novel genetically modified animal strains are being generated in the context of research, veterinarians can play a crucial role in carrying out this monitoring.


Animal Health, Veterinarians, Animal Health, Ethical concern, Genetically modified animals.

Manuscript Submission information

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the manuscript Engine. Once you register on APID, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.
All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a Double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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