Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Subgroup of the CWG was established in 2009 and is currently working towards identifying common research priorities, funding opportunities and options to address these priorities.  The group will benefit greatly from advent of the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-NET, ANIHWA, in January 2012 which will map the welfare research landscape, as was done for animal health through EMIDA, and provide a platform on which to run common and coordinated trans-national research calls. A Strategic Research Agenda for animal welfare will also be developed through ANIHWA providing research funders with the means to look to the future in delivering their policy needs and improving animal welfare across Eurpoe.

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Piglets Defra

EFSA Scientific Opinion

The EFSA Animal Health and Welfare panel have received a request from the EU commission to provide a “Scientific opinion concerning a multifactorial approach on the use of animal and non-animal based measures to assess the welfare of pigs” EFSA-Q-2013-00667  The deadline for completion is 30/04/2014

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Vaccinology Survey

STAR-IDAZ members identified  Vaccinology as one of the  areas requiring collaborative activities at a global level. The BBSRC as part of work-package 4  is conducting a survey of global research activities, gaps and future needs in Veterinary Vaccinology to inform the development of future collaborative activities and identify potential members and key stakeholders for a [...]

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Intestinal Barrier Function as Indicator of Welfare

This study by Henrik Sundh, Bjorn Olav Kvamme, Frode Fridell, Rolf Erik Olsen, Tim Ellis, Geir Lasse Taranger and Kristina Sundell suggests that the intestinal barrier function of Atlantic salmon post smolts is reduced by common sea cages environments. It may also be used as a physiological indicator of welfare. Fish farmed under high intensity [...]

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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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3rd One Health Conference

3rd International One Health Congress

IOHC2015 brings science and policy together aiming at the early recognition and control of emerging (infectious) diseases, now and in the years to come. Prevention at the source is the overall congress theme, as this is key in controlling (infectious) diseases that have a growing impact on humans, animals and their ecosystems. The 3rd International [...]

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Does big mean bad? Looking at the science behind large-scale livestock production

Large–scale intensive livestock production is currently a hot topic in the UK. There’s a lot of confusion over the advantages or disadvantages of such units. This conference is about the science behind running large successful units. What do we know and what do we need to find out? The primary focus will be on systems [...]

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