Celebrating its 40th anniversary, completed on August 21, the Brazilian Association for Buiatrics will hold an online Webinar between November 16 and 20, 2020. Realized 100% online, the event will be part of a series of pre-events of the XIV Brazilian Congress of Buiatrics, which will take place next year, from 15 to 19 November 2021, at the Mar Hotel Convention Center (www.instagram.com/marhotelconventions/), in Recife, Pernambuco. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 2020 Gustav Rosenberger Award was presented to dr. Salma Chowdhury from Bangladesh.
The Award, a grant of €10.000, will be used for a study to characterize species of non-aureus Staphylococci (NAS) in milk samples from buffaloes in Bangladesh. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the award was presented during the online celebration of the Annual General Meeting of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) 2020 by professor dr. Theo Lam, chairman of the Board of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund. This year no less than 15 candidates were evaluated by the 5 board members of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund.
Dr. Chowdhury was awarded the grant for her research on behalf of a Bangladesh-Sweden-Netherlands-Italy collaborative project “Climate change mitigation by a sustainable water buffalo dairy chain in Bangladesh” on the molecular epidemiology, resistance genes and biofilm formation of NAS, the most frequently isolated mastitis pathogens in dairy cows and buffaloes in Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhury was ranked first based on her CV and research plan, the team she is working in which reflects excellent cooperation and the effect her work may have on the development of bovine medicine in general and in her country of origin.

The Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund annually provides a grant to a young and promising veterinarian, preferably from a country or area with suboptimal possibilities to develop veterinary knowledge in the field of cattle health and is generously sponsored by MSD Animal Health.

If you are such a veterinarian or if you are a scientist who is interested in hosting such a veterinarian , please visit our website www.gustavrosenberger.com or contact the secretariat (secretary@gustavrosenberger.com) for more information.
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Letter Prof. Benesi
On September 3rd 2020, we learned with great regret of the passing of Professor Fernando Jose Benesi from Brazil at the age of 69.
Prof. Benesi was highly considered by buiatricians all around the world and specially appreciated within the veterinary community in Brazil where he was an example and a mentor for many young veterinarians.
Prof. Benesi graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of University of São Paulo (1975), he completed a master degree in veterinary clinical pathology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1979) and a PhD in Experimental and Comparative Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo (1985). He did a post-doc in Hannover Veterinary School - Germany (1988) in Bovine Obstetrics and Gynecology. His expertise and research focused on hematology and biochemistry, veterinary neonatology, endotoxemia, experimental diarrhea in calf, clinical immunology, tuberculosis, bovine leukosis virus and small ruminants’ infectious diseases.
On behalf of the members of the World Association of Buiatrics I would like to express my sympathy to Professor Benesi’s family, friends and colleagues and recognize his important contribution to buiatria.
Sincerely yours,

Professor Emile Bouchard
President
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