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ERA-NET SUSAN: INITIAL PROJECTS SEMINAR

The ERA-NET Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn) had its Kick-off meeting in December and has launched the first call for transnational research proposals on January 4th, 2016. The funding organisations (37 partners of 22 MS) agreed that future development of the European Animal Production sector will need to build on the sustainability triangle of economic competitiveness, social acceptability and environmental protection.The co-funded call for research, open to transnational research proposals which take a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research to address multiple objectives under the three Research Areas of Economy, Environment and Society. the initial project seminar will be held in Bilbao,Spain November the 23rd-24th 2017.

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Improving animal health data collection through the OIE’s renovated system WAHIS+

WAHIS, the OIE’s World Animal Health Information System is being renovated to meet new sanitary challenges and to be prepared to future demands. The new tool WAHIS+ has been improved for a better collection and dissemination of data on animal diseases. In Paris, the 25th of May 2017,the new tool World Animal Health Information System + (WAHIS+) has been presented. As well as the previous version, it allows access to reliable and validated animal health information in order to control transboundary animal diseases effectively, ensures the early detection of emerging diseases, contributes to protect public health and global livelihoods, and plays a significant role in facilitating safe trade. WAHIS+ will be an evolving tool, thanks to an ambitious project launched by the OIE to develop an improved system [...]

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EFSA panel renewal 2018: animal health and welfare

The Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) provides scientific advice on all aspects of animal diseases and animal welfare. Its work chiefly concerns food producing animals, including fish. AHAW Panel Members are scientists from across Europe with expertise in: Risk assessment, quantitative risk assessment, modelling Microbiology and pathology (applied to infectious diseases of food-producing animals, including aquatic animals) Epidemiology Animal welfare Animal production (husbandry, housing and management, animal transport and stunning and killing of animals) Panel members Register now on EFSA’s website www.efsa.europa.eu/ and prepare your application in advance so that you can submit it between 1 June and 8 September 2017.

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Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China

A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans stresses the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source, to reduce the risk associated with virus spread and impacts on public health, according to Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health. Human cases of the H7N9 virus, first detected in China four years ago, have suddenly increased since December 2016. As of early March 2017, there have been more reported human cases of influenza A (H7N9) than those caused by other types of avian influenza viruses (H5N1, H5N6, etc.) combined. Most of the patients infected reported a history of visiting live bird markets or coming into contact with infected birds. Since 2013, China [...]

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EVENTS

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World Veterinary Vaccine Congress

The 2nd World Veterinary Vaccine Congress will take place next October in Barcelona (Spain). The main focus of the Congress will be on the scientific and technological innovation in livestock vaccines, emerging diseases, influenza, companion vaccines and bioprocess and manufacture. The event will represent an opportunity where the global vaccine industry meets to discuss commercial and scientific issues around new technology, regulation, manufacturing and vaccine development as well as respiratory, cancer and emerging diseases areas that link animal and human health together. More information on the event can be found at http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-veterinary-vaccine-congress/index.stm?_ga=1.76660053.1395196388.1468949183

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IUIS ALAI ADVANCED COURSE ON VACCINES

The IUIS-Brazil Advanced Course of Vaccines is an immersion course on advanced topics and current research on multiple aspects of vaccine development, including discovery, preclinical development, upscaling, manufacturing, clinical trials, and regulatory issues. Graduate students​, post-doctoral fellows​ and early career scientists ​doing research in the vaccine area will participate, mostly from Latin American countries. The Advanced course will take place at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil from Dec 11-15, 2017 and it is sponsored by the Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia/INCT, IUIS – International Union of Immunogical Societies, ALAI – Latin American Association on Immunological societies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Universidade de São Paulo and SBI- Brazilian Society of Immunology. Amongst the main goals of the course will be encouraging [...]

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ERA-Net SusAn: Initial projects seminar

The ERA-NET Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn) had its Kick-off meeting in December and has launched the first call for transnational research proposals on January 4th, 2016. The funding organisations (37 partners of 22 MS) agreed that future development of the European Animal Production sector will need to build on the sustainability triangle of economic competitiveness, social acceptability and environmental protection.The co-funded call for research, open to transnational research proposals which take a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research to address multiple objectives under the three Research Areas of Economy, Environment and Society. the initial project seminar will be held in Bilbao,Spain in November 2017.

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8th International Conference on Animal Health & Veterinary Medicine October 19-21, 2017 Toronto, Canada

The veterinary conference “8th International Conference on Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine” (Animal Health 2017) will be held from October 19-21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada on the theme “One Health, One Society”. the event will be structured in sessions on different topics, such as veterinary medicine, animal health, animal welfare, One Health, animals in research, animal diseases, animal biotechnology and more. for the submission of abstracts and other informations, please go to the Conference website http://animalhealth.conferenceseries.com/

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4th SCAR Foresight Stakeholder Conference

The 4th SCAR Foresight Exercise launched in spring 2014 explores the interactions between the primary sector and the bioeconomy. With an emphasis on the future, the exercise explores not only what will happen, but also what might happen by developing the paradigm of the bioeconomy, with the fundamental constraint of sustainability. Internal contradictions within primary production sectors and possible conflicts among sectors were a major point of interest. The event opens a wide debate, based on the findings of the work carried out by the Fourth Foresight Expert Group (FEG4) aimed at reaching a common understanding on the state of the bioeconomy and principles leading to a sustainable bioeconomy.

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2017 EUROPEAN BUIATRICS FORUM – EBF

The EBF is a Congress on Bovine Medicine, with an European audience, gathers experts, practitioners and representatives of the industry, it is held every two years in Europe with a mission to provide an European Forum for all the Buiatrics specialists. It will be the only international event about bovine medecine, taking place in Europe until 2019 (next EBF). Let’s attend this unique opportunity to meet and talk to experts as well exchange experiences with other colleagues. Main topics are reproduction disorders, parasitology, climate change, surgery, antibioresistance, mastitis and udder health, respiratory, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases and nutrition.

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