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    Vector-borne diseases--constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum (2012)

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    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    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, B. (WE 20)
    Lappin, Michael
    Little, Susan
    Maggi, Ricardo
    Miró, 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
    Mendão, Cláudio
    Mottier, Lourdes
    Pachnicke, Stefan
    Rees, Bob
    Siebert, Susanne
    Stanneck, Dorothee
    Mingote, Montserrat Tarancón
    von Simson, Cristiano
    Weston, Sarah
    Quelle
    Parasites & Vectors; 5 — S. 55
    ISSN: 1756-3305
    Sprache
    Englisch
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    URL (Volltext): http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000019788
    DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-55
    Pubmed: 22433172
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    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.