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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EMA

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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Sheep

OIE and FAO moves toward the global eradication of PPR

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting small ruminants, which can kill as many as 90 percent of the animals it infects within days, representing a threat for animal health and welfare, as well as for farming economics. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)and the World [...]

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LSD

Strengthening of regional prevention and control toward lumpy skin disease

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an infectious disease of cattle characterised by eruption nodules on the skin and other parts of the body and that produces a chronic debility in infected cattle, provoking serious economic losses. The disease is present in enzootic in many African and Middle East countries, but is actually spreading quickly in [...]

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DairyCare

DairyCare WG1 & European Veterinary Immunology Group Joint Meeting

  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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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WVVC16

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 [...]

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