Young scientist award announcement 2023

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Applications for the 2023 ABCD & Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Award are now open. This award aims to reward innovative and outstanding work by promising young professionals in the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology.

Ultrafiltration of FCoV

Published: 18/12/2022
Virologists are always looking for increased infectious titres for research purposes.

SARS-CoV-2 transmission between people and pets

Published: 26/10/2022

If both pets and people from the same households are SARS-CoV-2 positive, it’s likely due to an owner-to-animal transmission. This and other findings were reported in a recent large-scale prevalence study in the Netherlands, co-authored by ABCD’s Herman Egberink.

Vaccination of Immunocompromised cats

Received: 30 March 2022 / Revised: 25 April 2022 / Accepted: 26 April 2022 / Published: 28 April 2022

Vaccinating immunocompromised cats: can you? should you? and if yes, when?

Postmortem findings in kitten cured of FIP

Received: 8 October 2021 / Revised: 28 October 2021 / Accepted: 1 November 2021 / Published: 5 November 2021
Remember the German study on the efficacy of GS-441524 in cats with FIP, co-authored by ABCD’s Katrin Hartmann and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann?

Hans Lutz member of the Academia Europaea

Published: 17/10/2022

Hans Lutz, member of the ABCD and professor emeritus of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (VetSuisse Zurich), was admitted to the Academia Europaea this year due to his scientific publications.

Global handwashing day

Published: 15/10/2022

Today is global hand washing day! A simple and effective way to keep diseases at bay – and this is particularly true for barrier care in cat shelters.

Monitoring FIP treatment efficacy

Published: 10/10/2022

Several treatments are now being used against FIP. But how do you know if a cat is recovering? Monitoring acute phase proteins might be of interest, according to ABCD’s Diane Addie and colleagues.

Viruses: all you want to know about FCV

Received: 30 March 2022 / Revised: 24 April 2022 / Accepted: 25 April 2022 / Published: 29 April 2022

Epidemiologiy, diagnosis, treatment: all the latest updates about feline calicivirus can be found in the recent open-access paper by the ABCD published in Viruses!

New: Good vaccination practices

Published: 15/06/2022

What should be discussed during the pre-vaccination interview? Can you change brands during a vaccination schedule? Can hyperimmune sera be administered at the time of vaccination?

Updated: FIP guidelines

Published: 06/06/2022

So much has happened in recent months regarding the diagnosis and treatment of feline infectious peritonitis that it was time for a complete overhaul of the ABCD FIP guidelines! Read them here with the latest on treatment and diagnostics.

Published in Viruses: FCV infection in cats

What is the best diagnostic test for FCV? Will changing the vaccine strain provide better protection?

FIP: the impact of treatment with GS-441524

Received: 29 March 2022 / Revised: 8 May 2022 / Accepted: 13 May 2022 / Published: 17 May 2022
Do FIP-cats treated with GS-441524 stop shedding FCoV? ABCD’s Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Katrin Hartmann were involved in a study to find out. Shedding decreases — but can reoccur.

Updated: FPV guidelines

Published: 30/05/2022

Updated! The ABCD guideline on feline panleukopenia virus in cats. The guidelines present the latest on the evolution of the virus and updates on treatment.

Prof Sandor receives dhc

Sándor Belák Doctor honoris causa

Published: 06/06/2012

At the opening of the 236th academic year of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, ABCD member professor Sándor Belák was inaugurated as Doctor honoris causa. Congratulations!

Prof. Sándor Belák was awarded the gold medal

Published: 06/06/2012

Prof. Sándor Belák, the president of ESVV was awarded by the gold medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, KSLA, “for his outstanding research work in veterinary virology”.
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Amoroso Award bestowed on Dr. Alan Radford

Published: 18/04/2012

Dr. Alan Radford
The Amoroso Award is bestowed on Dr. Alan Radford, board member of the ABCD