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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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68th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP)

The main theme of the meeting is Patterns of Livestock Production in the Development of Bioeconomy. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists working with a wide range of animal species and in related disciplines to meet and discuss the latest developments in animal sciences. The main topics, as specified in the preliminary programme,are: Dairy innovation in research and extension, innovation in cattle husbandry, better management for better economics in beef and dairy, economic weights and breeding goals in cattle, managing genetic diversity in cattle in the era of genomic selection (with Interbull), impact of the design of smart housing systems on climate, health, welfare and the individual variation between animals, genetic defects in cattle – identification, finding the mutation and managing it in breeding plans [...]

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Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference – Latvia RIGA – September 10-13, 2017

The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) is organizing the sixth edition of its ESWI Influenza Conferences in Riga, Latvia, on 10 – 13 September 2017. ESWI Influenza Conferences are among the largest European scientific conferences entirely dedicated to influenza. The upcoming sixth edition will have the contribution of the most renowned influenza scientists. The conference will be structured in satellite symposiums and parallel sessions that cover the entire spectrum of influenza, epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology, mathematical modelling,antiviral and resistance,animal flu ecology,genetics, vaccines, risk management and mitigation of epidemic and pandemic threats, policy and young scientists session. this event will also showcase successful collaborations in different fields. Different parties will approach the influenza issue from their specific perspectives and public health authorities will report on the influenza challenges [...]

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11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting Slovakia 2017

the deadline for abstracts has been extended until the 15th of March. The organizers are also looking for reviewers to help in the process. Those who are interested in helping with BM should contact Sagi Denenberg via secretarybm@ecawbm.org, and for AW contact Valarie Jonckheer-Sheehy on valeriejonckheersheehy@gmail.com.

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Twenty ninth Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Theme of the ISEE17 conference is “Healthy places, healthy people – where are the connections?” that is the recognition that there are many different places (the natural environment, the built environment, the social environment) and many different people (the young, the old, the disadvantaged and the marginalised) interconnected by physical, psychological, social or political links. ISEE17 Organisation Committee also welcomes the submission of oral and poster presentations, symposia and workshops in both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ environment health – including air and water pollution, contaminated lands, endocrine disrupters, climate change, built environment, food and water security. Australia sits firmly in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, ISEE17 will specifically address healthy places and healthy people connections in the Asia-Pacific region. ISEE17 is co-sponsored by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

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ECVPH AGM & Annual Scientific Conference 2017

This year’s Annual Scientific Conference theme „Science at the service of VPH to gain expertise in controlling Emerging risks in Veterinary Public Health “. The conference will focus on new and re-emerging risks and diseases, their control and the connected future role and reponsibility of VPH in an ever-changing and dynamic food- and animal health policy landscape. Attending will give the opportunity to interact with experts in the field, from within and outside of the College, and also to share experiences in an informal environment. draft programme: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Flores/Documenti/Downloads/Draft-Scientific%20programme%20ECVPH%202017%20170523%20v.1.4%20(1).pdf

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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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