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Third appointment of live Webinar on canine leishmaniosis 2021

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 topic will be focused on “Less common clinical aspects of canine leishmaniosis” and the two speakers will show that the clinical pictures of canine leishmaniosis are extremely variable, and the clinical symptoms could not be even evident. It should be noted that the clinico-pathological signs could be the only signs. Even more, sometimes the clinical picture is so severe that the dog should be keep in the hospital in intensive care.

Every organ or system could be theoretically affected, and the type of injury is depending on the occurrence of amastigotes and/or the deposition of circulating immunocomplexes.

In conclusion, this webinar is focused on the less common clinical presentations of canine leishmaniosis, such as those involving bones and joints, heart, and gastrointestinal apparatus. The clinical, clinico-pathological, and histopathological signs will be discussed. The final goal is to update the practitioners on these less common presentations.

To access to the webinar a pre-enrollment is required that could be done using the following link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6841529001559626256

 

Third appointment of live Webinar on canine leishmaniosis 2021

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.