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  • Deborah Gow and Sanne Dolieslager win the 2013 ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards
    Publication date: 23/08/2013

    Deborah Gow and Sanne Dolieslager win the 2013 ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards

    July 2013 - Two ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards (AMYSA) were presented this year, for Basic research and for Clinical research. The award ceremonies took place on 30 June in Barcelona, at the occasion of the congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine, organised by International Cat Care.   Deborah Gow: investigating feline immunity The 2013 AMYSA for Basic Research was presented to Deborah (Debbie) Gow, a PhD student at th...

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  • ABCD Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Basic Research
    Publication date: 17/09/2012

    ABCD Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Basic Research

    This year's ABCD/Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Basic Research went to Dr. vet. med. Celine Robert-Tissot (left), PhD, Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland, for her work entitled "The innate Antiviral immune System of the Domestic Cat". The jury ranked her submission first, on the basis of the submitted material, but also on her past performance in research, the number and quality of the supporting publications and the respective jour...

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  • ABCD Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Clinical Research
    Publication date: 17/09/2012

    ABCD Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Clinical Research

    This year's ABCD/Merial Young Scientist Award (AMYSA) for Clinical Research went to Dr. med. vet. Bianca Stützer (right) from the Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany. The jury reached her decision in February to select her submission of "Role of regressive feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) infection in cats with aregenerative bone marrow suppression or lymphoma" for the prize. Her work ranked first in the jury's opinion, and some of the qualificatio...

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  • Prof. Sándor Belák was awarded the gold medal
    Publication date: 06/06/2012

    Prof. Sándor Belák was awarded the gold medal

    Prof. Sándor Belák, member of the ABCD and President of the European Society of Veterinary Virology (ESVV) was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry "for his outstanding research work in veterinary virology". The gold medal was presented to Prof. S. Belák by Royalty Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden on the 199th anniversary meeting of the Royal Academy, held in Stockholm on the 28th of January 2012. The motivation is the foll...

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  • Amoroso Award bestowed on Dr. Alan Radford, member of the ABCD
    Publication date: 18/04/2012

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

    Held at the ICC/NIA in Birmingham from 11 to 15 April, the WSAVA / FECAVA / BSAVA World Congress 2012 was the largest international veterinary event ever held in the UK. At this occasion, the prestigious Amoroso Award was bestowed on Dr. Alan Radford, virologist at the Veterinary Field Station Leahurst, University of Liverpool. The award was instituted in memory of the late Professor E.C. Amoroso of the Royal Veterinary College. It is presented for outstanding contributions to smal...

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  • Welcome!
    Publication date: 21/03/2012

    Welcome!

    This News section of the ABCD web site is intended to draw our readers' attention to research data from the feline scene. We will screen relevant journals for recent publications and communicate scientific developments to you. These will not be limited to infectious diseases, nor to Europe only, we shall rather be looking more broadly at anything that might be of interest for the feline practitioner.  After all, it is the present state of knowledge in all arenas of feline science and practice th...

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