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Veterinarian

Otto Christian Straub, German veterinarian. Achievements include development of first proof of cell-mediated immunity caused by a virus; development of the first locally applicable vaccines against BHVI infections; introduction of the nowadays world-wide accepted procedure to combat bovine leukosis; first detection and description of Maedi/Visna and scrapie in sheep. Member Academy Tiergesundheit (vice president 1991-1997).

Background

Straub, Otto Christian was born on December 11, 1930 in Blaubeuren-Gerhausen, Germany. Son of Otto Friedrich and Babette (Mann) Straub.

Education

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, 1956. Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (honorary), University Bucharest, 1994.

Career

Lecturer, research assistant specialist University California, Davis, 1956-1960. Research officer Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Parkville, Australia, 1960. Scientific director Federal Research Center Virus Diseases of Animals, Tubingen, Germany, 1961-1995.

President Veterinary Council, Baden-Württemberg, 1991-2003, honorary president, since 2003. 1st vice president Bundestierärztekammer, Germany, 1991-1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of first proof of cell-mediated immunity caused by a virus. Development of the first locally applicable vaccines against BHVI infections. Introduction of the nowadays world-wide accepted procedure to combat bovine leukosis.

    First detection and description of Maedi/Visna and scrapie in sheep.

Membership

Member Academy Tiergesundheit (vice president 1991-1997).

Connections

Married Ursula Wannagat, May 8, 1965. Children: Kristina Lotte, Ellen Babette, Christian Otto.

father:
Otto Friedrich Straub

mother:
Babette (Mann) Straub

spouse:
Ursula Wannagat

children:
Ellen Babette Straub

Kristina Lotte Straub

Christian Otto Straub