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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...


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Maciej Parys wins the 2017 ABCD  Young Scientist Award





News (February 24, 2016)


Professor emeritus Marian C. Horzinek supports AFSCAN Rabies Control Project at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

As chairwoman of the ABCD it is my pleasure to bring to your attention a press release entitled “Leading Veterinarian to Support AFSCAN Rabies Control Work in Project for the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study”.

Professor Horzinek is past chairman of the ABCD and its webmaster. He is acknowledged as one of the most distinguished veterinarians and currently part of a project as a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). The project is dedicated to the fight against rabies. Professor Horzinek as veterinarian and famous virologist is the perfect person to contribute to this initiative, as rabies is a zoonosis killing thousands of humans every year. Fighting against this deadly disease in animals underlines the importance of the “One Health Concept”.
Karin Möstl, Chairwoman ABCD


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