Founded at the 2nd International Congress on Cattle Diseases in Vienna (Austria) – for this reason being the first official World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) – on May 17th, 1962. A preliminary meeting was held during an international buiatric congress in Hannover (Germany) from October 6th-10th, 1960.

The World Association for Buiatrics (WAB) is an independent international association and legal entity. The official organ of the WAB is the WAB website (www.buiatrics.com). The information about the WAB should be published in veterinary journals such as The Bovine Practitioner and other national bovine veterinary journals.


To promote goodwill and knowledge transfer within the international veterinary community by exchanging and discussing scientific, cultural and personal experiences within the framework of the World Association for Buiatrics.