Entries by Karin Mostl

GUIDELINE for SARS-Coronavirus CoV-2 y gatos

El coronavirus (CoV) que causa la COVID-19 (coronavirus infection disease 2019) fue identificado por primera vez en diciembre de 2019, en la ciudad de Wuhan, provincia de Hubei, China.

Influenza Virus Infections in Cats

Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 14 July 2021 / Accepted: 20 July 2021 / Published: 23 July 2021
In the past, cats were considered resistant to influenza. Today, we know that they are susceptible to some influenza A viruses (IAVs) originating in other species.

Anthropogenic Infection of Cats during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Received: 30 December 2020 / Revised: 19 January 2021 / Accepted: 21 January 2021 / Published: 26 January 2021
COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by a new coronavirus (CoV), SARS-CoV-2, which is closely related to SARS-CoV that jumped the animal–human species barrier and caused a


What is the risk of a SARS-CoV-2 positive person infecting his or her cat?
To date, only few cats have been identified as infected following contact with SARS-CoV-2-positive people.

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 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;

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 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.

2019 Young Scientist Award Winner Rosina Ehman

Rosina Ehmann (Germany), winner of the 2019 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Award
Rosina Ehmann: a reverse genetics system for a serotype I feline coronavirus
In Cavtat, Rosina Ehmann (Germany), winner of the 2019 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Award, gave a presentation on a reverse genetics

2018 Young Scientist Award Winner Maria Flaminia Persichetti

Maria Flaminia Persichetti (centre), recipient of the 2018 ABCD Young Scientist Award flanked by Jean-Christophe Thibault (Boehringer Ingelheim) and ABCD board member Maria Grazia Pennisi (at right) who presented the award.
The 2018 ABCD Young Scientist Award funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health was

GUIDELINE for Haemoplasmosis in Cats

The haemoplasmas are haemotropic mycoplasmas, bacteria that parasitize red blood cells and can induce haemolytic anaemia. They are currently classified within the genus Mycoplasma in the Mycoplasmataceae family of bacteria.

2017 Young Scientist Award Winner Maciej Parys

Maciej Parys (at right), recipient of the 2017 ABCD Young Scientist Award flanked by ABCD chair Karin Moestl (centre) and Jean-Christoph Thibault (Boehringer Ingelheim), who presented the award
The 2017 ABCD Young Scientist Award funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (formerly known as AMYSA