The program carried out in this period has been focused mainly into the activities of CLWG inside the 73rd Multi-hall International Congress SCIVAC held in Rimini from June 8th to 10th. Indeed, in that event the entire afternoon of Saturday June 9th has been devoted to the presentations on canine leishmaniasis organized by CLWG. The session chaired by Prof. Lubas was arranged in the following schedule for the main speeches:
Dr. Fondati presented a speech entitled “Follow-up, prognosis and monitoring of the dog affected by leishmaniasis” Dr. Zatelli presented a speech entitled “Pathogeneses and management of proteinuria in the dog affected by leishmaniasis”.
These main speeches have been agreed between all members of CLWG and with the primary involvement of Dr. Roura for the former speech and Dr. Zini for the latter speech.
Three short communications have been also presented chosen between all send to the SCIVAC organization. None of these communications has reached the positive assessment of all members of CLWG to receive the award for the best communication in the topic of canine leishmaniasis. This award was established by CLWG thanks to the support of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Company.
the three communications were:
“Thyroidal assays in dogs affected by leishmaniasis: preliminary investigation” presented by Dr. Michela De Lucia,
“Clinical efficacy of a Leisguard®-based program strategically established for the prevention of canine leishmaniosis in endemic areas with low prevalence” presented by Dr. David Sabaté,
“Efficacy of combined therapy with meglumine antimoniate and domperidone for treatment of canine leishmaniosis” presented by Dr. Enrico Lanaro.
All the speeches and the short communications can be downloaded from the specific section “Downloads” of this web page. In addition in the “Downloads” section can be found the latest article published in the official journal of SCIVAC, Veterinaria that was prepared by CLWG:
X. Roura, A. Fondati, G. Lubas, L. Gradoni, M. Maroli, G. Oliva, S. Paltrinieri, A. Zatelli, E. Zini – Prognosi e monitoraggio della Leishmaniosi Canina (Prognosis and monitoring of canine leishmaniasis) – Veterinaria, 26: 9-16, 2012 ISSN 0394-3151.
In the next month of November is planned a meeting of CLWG in Rome for the final balance of the year 2012 and to establish the activities for the next year 2013.