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WSAVA Issues Guidance on Pets and the New Coronavirus.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document offering guidance and a series of Frequently Asked Questions to help its members when talking with pet owners concerned about the risk of infection with the new coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), following the outbreak in China.

The WSAVA’s advisory is available here:



Pan-European Study on the Prevalence of the Feline Leukaemia Virus Infection – Reported by the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD Europe)

Viruses 2019, 11(11), 993;


ABCD & Boehringer Ingelheim invite applications for the 2020 Young Scientist Award

The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) invites applications for the 2020 ABCD & Boehringer Ingelheim Award, which aims to reward innovative and outstanding work by promising young professionals in the field of feline infectious diseases and/or applied immunology.

Candidates should have made an original contribution to the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology, which has been published or accepted for publication in a referenced journal or accepted by another assessing body in 2018 or later.

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Guidelines have been issued on the following feline infectious diseases and their causative agents...


Fact Sheets and ABCD Tools

Fact sheets are two-page abstracts highlighting the main data contained in the ABCD guidelines.They are intended for use by veterinary practitioners for quick and easy reference during vaccination consultations or telephone queries...


In memory of prof. Michael Day

"We are all greatly saddened at the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague Michael Day. We treasure his input in advancing the global vaccination guidelines in pets and his gracious input in our guidelines on adverse reactions to vaccination, which have been dedicated to his memory. Thank you Michael !"





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