Vector-Borne Diseases - constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum

Baneth, Gad, Bourdeau, Patrick, Bourdoiseau, Gilles, Bowman, Dwight, Breitschwerdt, Edward, Capelli, Gioia, Cardoso, Luís, Dantas-Torres, Filipe, Day, Michael, Dedet, Jean-Pierre, Dobler, Gerhard, Ferrer, Lluís, Irwin, Peter, Kempf, Volkhard, Kohn, Babara, Lappin, Michael, Little, Susan, Maggi, Ricardo, Miro, Guadalupe, Naucke, Torsten, Oliva, Gaetano, Otranto, Domenico, Penzhorn, Banie, Pfeffer, Martin, Roura, Xavier, Sainz, Angel, Shaw, Susan, Shin, SungShik, Solano-Gallego, Laia, Straubinger, Reinhard, Traub, Rebecca, Trees, Alexander, Truyen, Uwe, Demonceau, Thierry, Fitzgerald, Ronan, Gatti, Diego, Hostetler, Joe, Kilmer, Bruce, Krieger, Klemens, Mencke, Norbert, Mendao, Cláudio, Mottier, Lourdes, Pachnicke, Stefan, Rees, Bob, Siebert, Susanne, Stanneck, Dorothee, Mingote, Montserrat Tarancón, von Simson, Cristiano and Weston, Sarah (2012) Vector-Borne Diseases - constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum. Parasites & Vectors, 5 1: Article number 55. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-55

Author Baneth, Gad
Bourdeau, Patrick
Bourdoiseau, Gilles
Bowman, Dwight
Breitschwerdt, Edward
Capelli, Gioia
Cardoso, Luís
Dantas-Torres, Filipe
Day, Michael
Dedet, Jean-Pierre
Dobler, Gerhard
Ferrer, Lluís
Irwin, Peter
Kempf, Volkhard
Kohn, Babara
Lappin, Michael
Little, Susan
Maggi, Ricardo
Miro, Guadalupe
Naucke, Torsten
Oliva, Gaetano
Otranto, Domenico
Penzhorn, Banie
Pfeffer, Martin
Roura, Xavier
Sainz, Angel
Shaw, Susan
Shin, SungShik
Solano-Gallego, Laia
Straubinger, Reinhard
Traub, Rebecca
Trees, Alexander
Truyen, Uwe
Demonceau, Thierry
Fitzgerald, Ronan
Gatti, Diego
Hostetler, Joe
Kilmer, Bruce
Krieger, Klemens
Mencke, Norbert
Mendao, Cláudio
Mottier, Lourdes
Pachnicke, Stefan
Rees, Bob
Siebert, Susanne
Stanneck, Dorothee
Mingote, Montserrat Tarancón
von Simson, Cristiano
Weston, Sarah
Title Vector-Borne Diseases - constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum
Journal name Parasites & Vectors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1756-3305
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-5-55
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page Article number 55
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The human-animal bond has been a fundamental feature of mankind's history for millennia. The first, and strongest of these, man's relationship with the dog, is believed to pre-date even agriculture, going back as far as 30,000 years. It remains at least as powerful today. Fed by the changing nature of the interactions between people and their dogs worldwide and the increasing tendency towards close domesticity, the health of dogs has never played a more important role in family life. Thanks to developments in scientific understanding and diagnostic techniques, as well as changing priorities of pet owners, veterinarians are now able, and indeed expected, to play a fundamental role in the prevention and treatment of canine disease, including canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs). The CVBDs represent a varied and complex group of diseases, including anaplasmosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, borreliosis, dirofilariosis, ehrlichiosis, leishmaniosis, rickettsiosis and thelaziosis, with new syndromes being uncovered every year. Many of these diseases can cause serious, even life-threatening clinical conditions in dogs, with a number having zoonotic potential, affecting the human population. Today, CVBDs pose a growing global threat as they continue their spread far from their traditional geographical and temporal restraints as a result of changes in both climatic conditions and pet dog travel patterns, exposing new populations to previously unknown infectious agents and posing unprecedented challenges to veterinarians. In response to this growing threat, the CVBD World Forum, a multidisciplinary group of experts in CVBDs from around the world which meets on an annual basis, gathered in Nice (France) in 2011 to share the latest research on CVBDs and discuss the best approaches to managing these diseases around the world. As a result of these discussions, we, the members of the CVBD Forum have developed the following recommendations to veterinarians for the management of CVBDs.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 55 Published: 20 March 2012.

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