Animal Health – EMIDA

The activities of the Animal Health Subgroup were accelerated and built upon through the European Commission (EC) funded project EMIDA (Coordination of European Research on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Livestock). EMIDA began in April 2008 and ended in December 2011 making way for a new ERA-NET coordinating European animal health and welfare research called ANIHWA which began in January 2012. EC funding for EMIDA enabled the group to map the European research landscape through the production and analysis of a number of databases on research projects, research publications, research patents and EC funded projects in the field of animal health. This analysis led to the identification of a number of research topics which were taken forward in two Common Calls each involving about 20 funding partners and their combined budget of 20 million Euros. Another output of EMIDA was the development of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for which the first step was a review of foresight studies, the second step was a Delphi Study and Consensus Workshop and third was to bring all of this together for the SRA. The outputs of EMIDA are all available from the Resources section of this website.

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Urgent advise on Lumpy Skin Disease

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle caused by a capripoxvirus (as sheep and goat pox viruses); it is characterised by fever, nodules on the skin, and it may lead to severe losses, especially in naive animals. Originally affecting cattle across Africa, the disease has spread outside the continent with outbreaks in [...]

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First autochthonous clinical cases of CCHF in south-western Europe

Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral disease caused by a virus belonging to the Bunyaviridae family. The virus circulates in a silent enzootic tick-vertebrate-tick cycle, but causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks in humans. The disease is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and in some Asian countries, but no autochthonous [...]

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The European Medicines Agency calls for a reduction of colistin use in animals to control antibiotic resistance

A new mechanism of bacterial resistance to colistin (caused by the mcr-1 gene), was recently discovered and appears to have the potential to spread rapidly. Thus, the European Commission asked to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to deliver new advice on the use of the antibiotic colistin in animals. On the 27th of July, the [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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, [...]

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