The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) becomes the fifth partner of the CAROcat project, joining the initial partners and board members VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS, Istituto G.Caporale, EU Commission and FVE.
ABCD was launched 6 years ago with the objective to communicate scientific developments on feline infectious diseases and establish a rational base for cat diseases prevention and control in Europe. The 17 ABCD experts are a unique group of veterinarian and scientists who play a role in feline research in Europe. They are pioneers in the introduction of the Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM).
ABCD has issued guidelines on the major feline infectious diseases and fact sheets available in 18 languages which are highlighting the main guidelines data. ABCD guidelines on the prevention and management of feline infectious diseases in Europe together with the ABCD fact sheets will be published on the CAROcat website.
“The incorporation of ABCD as our new partner is a great opportunity for CAROcat to disseminate even more reliable science-based veterinarian resources and promote an interdisciplinary approach to cat health and welfare which is key to achieve for feline population management”, says Marlene Wartenberg, Director of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS, initiator of the project.
The CAROcat project was launched in February 2013. Project partners are VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS, the Istituto G. Caporale, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the European Commission. CAROcat is an EU multi-stakeholder approach to feline population knowledge management leading to responsible ownership. The initiative is coordinated by the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS in Brussels.