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First Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis of 2022

The first Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniasis (CanL) of 2022 will be held by Prof. Andrea Zatelli on February 15th, beginning at 1.30 pm for about one hour including the time for questions and answers. This free access Webinar is organized with the cooperation of Ecuphar. In the webinar Prof. Zatelli will present the recent published information about the immunostimulant and nephro-protective effects of domperidone in the dog affected by leishmaniosis.

During canine leishmaniosis the immunotherapy with domperidone has been demonstrated to be promising and recent investigations evidenced its efficacy not only to decrease the antibody titer and the acute phase proteins, and the kidney function as well. Based on the current evidence domperidone is a drug with an immunostimulant and nephro-protective effects in the dog affected by leishmaniosis.

Starting from the important recent published paper on the domperidone effects in dogs affected by leishmaniosis and chronic kidney disease, in this webinar the author Prof. A. Zatelli will present the most striking evidence of this investigation. Indeed, in addition to the proved evidence of the decrease in anti-leishmania antibody titer, a recovery of serum creatinine, globulins and C-reactive protein has been statistically demonstrated.

To access to this Webinar the enrollment is necessary, and it is possible with this link:

First Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis of 2022


The Executive Board of CLWG has been renewed
On the occasion for the autumnal meeting of CLWG that has been held in Rome on November 10th, 2023, a general and extraordinary assembly to renew the Executive Board has been organized. Indeed, the regular expiry of the Executive Board was originally set at the end of March 2024. Due to administrative reasons the deadline has been anticipated of few months.
prof. Domenico Otranto

In the autumnal meeting of CLWG that has been held in Rome the last November 10th, 2023, the participation as effective member of CLWG of Prof. Domenico Otranto has been approved by the general assembly. 

Prof. Otranto is a full professor of Parassitological Disease at the University of Bari, Department of Veterinary Medicine and diplomate of European Board of Veterinary Specialist in Parassitology. 

CLWG meeting of Novarello, September 18th, 2022 Canine leishmaniosis: old and new evidence. Let’s talk together

After almost two years of scientific and continuing education del CLWG using remote connections, a scientific meeting of continuing education on site has been organized at Granozzo di Monticello, Novara whose title is “Canine leishmaniosis: old and new evidence. Let’s talk together”. To attend this meeting is necessary the registration. The planning of the meeting is organized with five presentations:

In order to streamline the study above different features of canine leishmaniasis the following three subgroups have been established:

Management and implementation of studies and protocols on canine leishmaniasis: Dr. Michele Maroli (coordinator), Dr. Nunzio D’Anna, Dr. Luigi Gradoni, Dr. Alessandra Fondati, Prof. George Lubas, Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri, Dr. Xavier Roura, Prof. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Eric Zini

Nephrology and Leishmaniasis: Prof. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Xavier Roura, Prof. Oscar Cortadellas, Dr. Silvia Benali.

CLWG management and promotion: Prof. George Lubas (coordinator), Dr. Paola Bianchi.