Interesting Links

Useful CVBD and parasitology websites.


ESCCAP - European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites 

CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council 

TROCCAP - Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites

LeishVet - Leishvet

AHS - American Heartworm Society

WAAVP - World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

WHO - World Health Organization

ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 

WSAVA - World Small Animal Veterinary Association

WVA - World Veterinary Association

ICatCare - International Society of Feline Medicine

ABCD - European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

VSF International - Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties)

EMA - European Medicines Agency

FDA - Food and Drug Administration (Animal & Veterinary)



The CVBD Occurence World Map presents country-specific situations based on current scientific knowledge and feed-back from experts around the world in an easy-to-grasped way.


Blood-feeding ectoparasites such as ticks, fleas, sand flies and mosquitoes can transmit many dangerous pathogens– such as bacteria, protozoa, viruses or helminths - to dogs and cats. They may lead to a variety of serious infections, grouped and labeled by their vectors: tick-borne diseases, flea-borne diseases, sand fly-borne diseases and mosquito-borne diseases to name a few.

CVBD World Forum

The CVBD World Forum is a working group of leading international experts with the mission to enhance knowledge and communication on companion animal vector-borne diseases for the improvement of animal, human, and environmental health.