International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
The International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) was founded in 2006 by a group of veterinarians with special interests in the field of companion animal infectious diseases. This was in response to a growing interest in companion animal infectious diseases within the profession; the increasing importance of zoonoses as emerging infectious diseases in humans, with 75% of emerging infectious diseases in humans being recognized as zoonotic; an increased need for collaboration between scientists studying human infectious diseases and those studying similar diseases in animals; and an increasing need for formal recommendations for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of companion animal infectious diseases. The Society was organized and constituted in March of 2008, in Davis, California. The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit society.
Through donations from individuals and corporations, ISCAID helps to support research projects focused on companion animal infectious diseases worldwide. The society has scientific meeting every 2 years at a different international location, at which research abstracts and state of the art lectures in the field of companion animal infectious diseases are presented. In conjunction with other scientific organizations, ISCAID provides recommendations and guidelines pertaining to prevention and treatment of companion animal infectious diseases, which are made available on this website.