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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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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