Veterinary Medicine Without Borders: the Ukrainian Edition of Diagnostic Therapeutic Algorithms

The charitable initiative by Professor Fracassi saw the involvement of Edra and Ukrainian veterinarians in translating his volume. Even in critical contexts, it remains important to continue intellectual activities in a way that is as normal as possible.

The first edition of Diagnostic Therapeutic Algorithms in Small Animal Internal Medicine in Dogs and Cats by Federico Fracassi was published in English in September 2022. The book, based on a Problem-Oriented Approach (POA) and algorithms addressing the main clinical abnormalities of dogs and cats through an innovative perspective, was subsequently translated into Italian, French, Spanish, Turkish, and Portuguese, and will soon be released in German and Polish. The text is now also available in a free Ukrainian ebook edition, for which the translation was coordinated by Dr. Nataliia Ignatenko and carried out by Ukrainian veterinarians voluntarily. For this occasion, Professor Fracassi waived the copyright and Edra Publishing supported the production costs.

The Project

"The initiative arose from a collaboration I've had with veterinarians in Ukraine for years," said Dr. Federico Fracassi, Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences (DIMEVET) of the University of Bologna, Diplomate ECVIM-CA, EBVS® - European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, interviewed by Vet33 - even before the war started. It has always been a nation with difficulties, very poor. Dr. Nataliia Ignatenko had already invited me to give lectures, and I had been there several times. A beautiful scientific relationship was established, which was interrupted by the impossibility of returning."

Although it is possible nowadays to maintain contacts with any part of the world, especially online, Dr. Fracassi emphasized how colleagues from Ukraine have repeatedly expressed the request to "continue their activities, even intellectual ones, as normally as possible." This, Fracassi continues, expresses "the importance of being supported, not just protected, morally, the need to keep the morale of all people living in Ukraine high."

But how to find a way to do something concrete? The idea came from Dr. Nataliia Ignatenko, Diplomate ECVIM-CA, EBVS® - European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Oncology and member of the WSAVA Oncology Working Group (Wow), who asked for help in translating a veterinary medicine book into Ukrainian because many fellow citizens do not speak English. Fracassi's volume was particularly suitable for the occasion, as it is a cross-disciplinary book that can reach many veterinarians.

"The first thing I did was to contact Edra, which turned out to be enthusiastic about the project," Fracassi explained. "Dr. Ignatenko then found a group of people who translated the book for free."

Dr. Fracassi also found sponsorship from a pet food company, Royal Canin, which volunteered to cover the costs for printing a large number of copies, to be physically delivered to Ukraine later. The translations did not pose particular adaptation problems because they were followed by veterinary professionals.

"The Ukrainian translation is comparable to the others, very faithful to the original. As with all the other translations, we relied on veterinarians, people who know the subject well. It was a process similar to that for the other languages, simply with a purely charitable purpose," concluded Fracassi.

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