DairyCare WG1 & European Veterinary Immunology Group Joint Meeting

Animal HealthAnimal Management and HousingAnimal WelfareECIP (Dairy Cattle)


The DairyCare EU COST and the European Veterinary Immunology Group (EVIG) will hold a Joint Meeting

Dairy Care is a researcher network in Dairy Animal Health and Welfare, composed by 500 members from 31 participating COST countries, having the aim of improving dairy animal husbandry by combining biological, technological, engineering and social science expertise to optimise interactions between farmers and animals.

The EVIG is the veterinary specialist group under the auspices of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS); it is a platform for communication and exchange, enhancing European research in particular.

The meeting topic will be “Periparturient Immune Function and the Acute Phase Response in Dairy Animals”, with particular focus on health and welfare issues and the role of veterinary immunology.

The number of participants to this Workshop will be limited to the maximum number of 80 delegates. Delegates must register for this Workshop in the DairyCare web site by the end of June 2016. Delegates are required to submit a short abstract (maximum 150 words) before the end of June. The main purpose of the abstract is to stimulate discussion and interaction. More details will be published soon on the DairyCare website:


‘Emerging Infectious Diseases of Animals: Strategies in Surveillance, Control and Eradication’ Workshop

Animal Health

The workshop ‘Emerging Infectious Diseases of Animals: Strategies in Surveillance, Control and Eradication’ will be held next September in Budapest (Hungary).

Emerging infectious diseases challenge the health of domestic and wild animals and humans. Outbreaks of diseases in livestock have a significant impact on national economies, individual’s livelihood and quality of life, as well as on the global safety and security of food products. Although there is significant progress being made in developing new vaccines against a wide range of animal diseases, emerging infections and transboundary spread still pose specific challenges in terms of surveillance, control and eradication.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an update on the identification, tracking and control of emerging infectious diseases of animals. State-of-the-art lectures will discuss licensing procedures for novel vaccines for emergency use, novel surveillance, diagnostic and control strategies, as well the environmental factors affecting disease outbreak and spread. The meeting is designed to bring together subject matter experts from academia, industry as well as national and international regularity agencies.

The meeting is sponsored jointly by the National Food Chain Safety Office Directorate of Veterinary Medicinal products, Budapest, Hungary; IABS (International Alliance for Biological Standardization), Geneva, Switzerland and the Paul-Ehrlich Institut, Langen, Germany.