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  • Pamela Alley
    The following is a communication from the American Branch of the World Rabbit Science Association which contains pertinent information on VHD. Dr. Lukefahr has
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 20, 2001
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      The following is a communication from the American Branch of the World
      Rabbit Science Association which contains pertinent information on VHD.

      Dr. Lukefahr has kindly given us permission to repost.

      PA

      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Steven Lukefahr <s-lukefahr@...>
      > > To: ab-wrsa <ab-wrsa@...>
      > > Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 6:34 AM
      > > Subject: AB-WRSA conference update
      > >
      > > > Dear Members,
      > > > Just to let everyone know, that in the past weeks there have been a
      > > > number of communications between the AB-WRSA officers and the local
      > > > organizers in Cuba involving the planning of the 2nd AB-WRSA Rabbit
      > > > Congress of the Americas. Several guest speakers have been invited
      and
      > > > a tentative program should soon be available (which I will then post
      on
      > > > our website). I have received a few queries concerning the status of
      > > > VHD (RCD) in Cuba. Recently, I received a message about this issue
      from
      > > > Mr. Serigo Riveron who is the local congress organizer. He stated
      that
      > > > although there was a recent outbreak reported , the situation appears
      to
      > > > be under control again. Here is an excerpt from his message:
      > > >
      > > > "We had an outbreak VHD last December. In this moment, we already have
      > > > controlled the VHD problem. Don't worry about any problems in planning
      > > > rabbit farms tours,
      > > > if we have any problems in the next several months, we will announce
      > > > this and if necessary
      > > > we will suspend the tour. You can make this announcement about VHD on
      > > > the AB-WRSA website."
      > > > Sergio
      > > >
      > > > So, needless to say, we are watching this disease situation closely,
      and
      > > > will continue to keep you all informed. For U.S. citizens, we are
      also
      > > > following the news on travelling to Cuba. So long as you are a legal
      > > > U.S. citizen, there seems to be no problem. In you are from a Latin
      > > > American country, it will probably be even easier to travel to Cuba.
      > > >
      > > > In the meantime, I hope you are making plans for writing and
      presenting
      > > > papers for the regional congress. Recall that the deadline for
      > > > submitting papers is not until February. The specific date and other
      > > > preliminary congress details can be viewed at our website by clicking
      on
      > > > the AB-WRSA link below in my signature file. It also appears quite
      > > > likely that there will also be a strong show of European rabbit
      > > > scientists, so this would be a good opportunity for many to develop or
      > > > strengthen collaborative research relations. In the next issue of
      WRS,
      > > > the first announcement of the congress (basically the same information
      > > > as found on our website) will be printed to encourage a strong turn
      out
      > > > of participants.
      > > >
      > > > Please let me know if you have any further questions. I should
      receive
      > > > another important message soon from Sergio in Cuba.
      > > > Cheers,
      > > > Steven
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > Steven D. Lukefahr, Professor
      > > > Dept. of Animal & Wildlife Sciences
      > > > MSC 156
      > > > Texas A&M University
      > > > Kingsville, TX 78363 USA
      > > > Phone: 361-593-3699
      > > > Fax: 361-593-3788
      > > > URL's:
      > > > Department: http://www.tamuk.edu/aghs/faculty/lukefahr.html
      > > > Rabbit Research Center: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfsdl00/rabb.html
      > > > AB-WRSA: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfsdl00/abwrsa.html
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ---
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      > > >
      > > >
      >
      > --
      > Steven D. Lukefahr, Professor
      > Dept. of Animal & Wildlife Sciences
      > MSC 156
      > Texas A&M University
      > Kingsville, TX 78363 USA
      > Phone: 361-593-3699
      > Fax: 361-593-3788
      > URL's:
      > Department: http://www.tamuk.edu/aghs/faculty/lukefahr.html
      > Rabbit Research Center: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfsdl00/rabb.html
      > AB-WRSA: http://users.tamuk.edu/kfsdl00/abwrsa.html
      >
      >
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