GUIDELINE for Vaccination and antibody testing

Vaccination guidelines, as published by the ABCD, aim to support the practitioner in making an informed decision about a vaccination schedule for an individual animal and/or group of animals.

GUIDELINE for Vaccination of Immunocompromised Cats

This guideline has the goal to help veterinarians in the decision making in how to vaccinate immunocompromised cats. So far, there are not much data available on vaccination of immunocompromised cats, and sometimes studies produce controversial results.

2021 Young Scientist Award Winners Julia Klaus and Yasmin Parr

Yasmin Parr and Julia Klaus win the 2021 Young Scientist Award
The 2021 ABCD Young Scientist Award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health goes to Dr Julia Klaus (30), of the Zurich University VetSuisse Faculty, and to Dr Yasmin Parr (28), of the MRC-University

2020 Young Scientist Award Winner Conor O’Halloran

Conor O’Halloran, recipient of the 2020 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Awards.
The 2020 ABCD Young Scientist Award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health goes to Dr Conor O’Halloran (29), with a PhD of the University of Edinburgh and currently in clinical practice.

GUIDELINE for Feline respiratory Mycoplasma infections

Mycoplasmas are widely distributed in nature. Various species of these small prokaryotic organisms cause economically important infections in domestic animals (like mammals and birds), and infect also reptiles, as well as man.

GUIDELINE for Feline Morbillivirus infection

The Morbillivirus genus (family Paramyxoviridae) includes important viral RNA pathogens of humans and animals including measles virus, canine distemper virus (CDV), rinderpest virus (globally eradicated in 2011), peste des petits ruminants viruses and viruses affecting marine mammals (Nambulli et al., 2016).

GUIDELINE for Adverse reactions to vaccination

Vaccination is undoubtedly one of the most effective measures for the prevention of infectious diseases. However, as with other biologicals, vaccine-associated adverse events (VAAEs) may occur.

GUIDELINE for Encephalitozoon cuniculi in cats

Encephalitozoon (E.) cuniculi is a common obligate intracellular microsporidian parasite of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), which is increasingly recognised as a pathogen of cats and other mammalian species.

Objectives: to review the literature on E. cuniculi in cats and provide recommendations for feline clinical conditions in which E.

GUIDELINE for Dirofilarioses in Cats

Filarial worms (Spirurida,  Onchocercidae) are vector-borne nematodes infecting mainly dogs but also cats, ferrets, wild carnivores (fox, jackal, coyote, wolf, raccoons, wild felids, sea lion, black bear) and humans (McCall et al., 2008; Simón et al., 2012;