Vector-Borne Diseases - constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD [canine vector-borne diseases] World Forum Parasites & Vectors Journal (Open Access) 2012, 5:55 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-55 Published: 20 March 2012 – Letter to the Editor “… Many of these diseases can cause serious, even life-threatening clinical conditions in dogs, with a number having zoonotic potential, affecting the human population. …”   Please read entire letter at