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In the last issue of the well-known journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniosis Working Group has been published whose title is “The knowns and unknowns of the efficacy of neem oil (Azadirachta indica) used as a preventative measure against Leishmania sand fly vectors (Phlebotomus genus)”.

In this webinar that will be held April 20th, 2022 starting at 2.00 PM for about one hour, using the web page Cogito Erg Vet, Formazione Veterinaria (Veterinary Education), both Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri and Prof. George Lubas will present data about serology in canine leishmaniosis. Indeed, serology initially with the indirect immunofluorescence test (IFT) and then with the ELISA, has been traditionally used to support the diagnosis of an infected and/or diseased dog of leishmaniosis. The pro and cons of this type of investigation are well known and updated, and now different from the past, they should be used in conjunction with other assays, i.e. the molecular biology assay (PCR).

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.

The third edition of live webinar on canine leishmaniosis in this year will be presented by Dr. Silvia Benali and Dr. Xavier Roura. It will be held on September 8th, 2021, starting from 1.30 pm for about an hour, plus some time for questions. This free access webinar is organized in cooperation with Ecuphar and with the weekly journal “La Settimana Veterinaria”.

The second Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniasis (CanL) of 2021 will be held by Dr. Alessandra Fondati on June 10th, beginning at 1.30 pm for about 40 minutes plus some time for the questions from the attendees. This free access Webinar is organized with the cooperation of Ecuphar and Point Veterinaire Italie. Dr. Fondati will present the diagnostic challenges in dermatology, when CanL could be the probable cause of skin problems in the dog.

The first Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis of 2021, free access, that will be held March 10th, 2021, starting from 1:30 pm, organized with the support of Ecuphar and Point Veterinaire Italie, will present some typical clinical and clinicopathological signs of canine leishmaniosis focusing also to the ophthalmological features thanks to the participation of a diplomate in this field.

In the last issue of the high-profile scientific paper Journal of Small Animal Practice has been published an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniasis Working Group whose title is “Canine Leishmaniosis and kidney disease: Q&A for an overall management in clinical practice”.

In the second Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis, free access, that will be held November 17th 2020, from 1:30 pm, organized with the support of Ecuphar, will be discussed the topical repellents currently available in Italy, useful to protect dogs against the flebotomine bites and then to prevent the Leishmania transmission.

This document was drawn up by Dr. Patrizia Parodi (Directorate General of Health Prevention of the Ministry) with the collaboration of Dr. Luigi Gradoni (former Research director of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità and member of the GSLC) to update the level of information attached to the surveillance, as requested by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization to countries with mandatory notification of human leishmaniasis, such as Italy. The circular, being primarily intended for the competent Departments of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, was enriched with entomological information and data on the spread of canine leishmaniasis.

A webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis will be held on October 10th, 2020 in cooperation with ECUPHAR and UNISVET by two members of the CLWG:
Dr. Xavi Roura “How to treat a dog with leishmaniasis and renal disease”

Dr. Silvia Benali “Renal leishmaniasis ……. at the microscope”

To be enrolled and follow this free access webinar it is necessary to enter to the UNISVET web page. In the following days the webinar could be accessed also in the ECUPHAR web page. Veterinarians could collect a CE credit only in the UNISVET web page (https://www.unisvet.it).

CLWG News

In the last issue of the well-known journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniosis Working Group has been published whose title is “The knowns and unknowns of the efficacy of neem oil (Azadirachta indica) used as a preventative measure against Leishmania sand fly vectors (Phlebotomus genus)”.

In this webinar that will be held April 20th, 2022 starting at 2.00 PM for about one hour, using the web page Cogito Erg Vet, Formazione Veterinaria (Veterinary Education), both Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri and Prof. George Lubas will present data about serology in canine leishmaniosis. Indeed, serology initially with the indirect immunofluorescence test (IFT) and then with the ELISA, has been traditionally used to support the diagnosis of an infected and/or diseased dog of leishmaniosis.

In the last issue of the high-profile scientific paper Journal of Small Animal Practice has been published an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniasis Working Group whose title is “Canine Leishmaniosis and kidney disease: Q&A for an overall management in clinical practice”.

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.