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ICRAD ERA-NET has launched a Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects: “One Health Approach to Zoonoses Research and Innovation”

ERA-NET ICRAD has launched an additional call with the overall goal  to support cross-cutting research and innovation to better understand zoonoses. It  focuses on the animal-human-environment interface and on developing novel vaccine and diagnostics technology platforms to improve animal health and welfare. The objective of this funding call is to increase preparedness and improve the ability to respond to (re)-emerging zoonotic disease threats and contribute to improved animal and public health. This will be done through studies focusing on (re)-emergence of pathogens with zoonotic potential, understanding animal host-pathogen interactions and the immune response, and by developing detection and prevention platforms. The pre-proposals will address one of the following research areas: Research area 1: Improved understanding of animal-human-environment interface            – Pathogen (Re)-Emergence and Host […]

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SARS-CoV-2 in mustelides: recommendations to improve monitoring

Following outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 in mink farms across Europe in 2020 the European Commission  requested a report in order to offer options for monitoring strategies in preventing and controlling spread of the disease. The report, compiled by EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) concludes that all mink farms should be considered at risk from SARS-CoV-2 and that monitoring should include active measures such as testing of animals and staff in addition to passive surveillance by farmers and veterinarians. As of January 2021, the virus has been detected at 400 mink farms in eight countries in the EU/EEA – 290 in Denmark, 69 in the Netherlands, 21 in Greece, 13 in Sweden, three in Spain, two in Lithuania and one each in France and Italy. Mink and […]

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Avian influenza: 25 UE/SEE countries involved according to the recent EFSA report

Between 8 December 2020 and 23 February 2021, 1,022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detections were reported in 25 EU/EEA countries and the UK. Most of the cases (n=592) were related to poultry, the rest – to wild and captive birds. The majority of the detections were reported in France among farmed ducks. In Russia, seven cases of HPAI virus A (H5N8) infection, with little or no symptoms, have been reported in humans among workers in the poultry sector. Six different genotypes were identified to date in Europe and Russia, suggesting a high propensity of these viruses to undergo multiple reassortment events.  The possibility remains that new strains will emerge with a greater potential to infect humans, but to date there is no evidence of any mutation […]

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Assessing the risks of zoonotic diseases under the One Health approach: a new operational tool

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the necessity of a longstanding and sustainable One Health collaboration across sectors to tackle shared sanitary challenges.To support countries in building multisectoral mechanisms to jointly assess the risks at the human–animal–environment interface, a new operational tool is available to complement the existing Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries. The new Joint Risk Assessment Operational Tool (JRA) OT was designed to support countries in applying a consistent and harmonized approach to assessing risks posed by zoonotic disease hazards.The JRA OT offers decision-makers and technical experts a 10-step approach to create a system for conducting joint qualitative risk assessments. Results of the JRA OT are used to support policy communication, risk mitigation, and improved planning and preparedness for zoonotic diseases, contributing to health […]

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The 26th IPVS2020 Congress

The 26th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress will be held in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Congress will be the perfect environment where the world´s greatest specialists in animal health, biosecurity, welfare, nutrition, reproduction, business and innovation, and other subjects will exchange the knowledge and experiences and will share the last technical- scientific developments related to pig production. Many of the debates in previous Congress editions have led to the development of procedures, which were incorporated in pig production systems to modernize and turn them into an economic and productive activity. At this Congress, a complete review of the new advances will be presented in search of more efficient solutions to face pig production challenges. For more information see: http://ipvs2020.com/ Note: The 26th International Pig Veterinary […]

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UKRI Event: Climate Change Bites

Current era of climate change continues to contribute to vector-borne diseases becoming a major health concern across the world. Climate change influences the habitats, geographical distribution, longevity and life cycles of vectors in ways that make them more likely to transmit diseases to animal, human or plant hosts. The virtual event organised by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will bring together leading experts working on animal, human and plant vector biology and vector-borne diseases to jointly discuss a One Health approach to understand, predict, prevent and respond to these threats by: – Understanding how human, biological and environmental drivers, including climate, affect vectors and how vectors may respond in both short and evolutionary timescales; – Modelling and measuring how climate change interacts with other factors causing new diseases […]

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DISCONTOOLS Symposium: filling the knowledge gaps in animal disease control – Assessing animal health research needs for a healthy planet

The Covid-19 pandemic has renewed attention of medical, veterinary and research communities towards the control of  infectious diseases. As a consequence, an urgent need to reassess the most pressing gaps in knowelege has arisen. For Discontools is the right time to summarise the gaps in control tools, identify disease-specific as well as cross-cutting research needs and define the path towards required new control tools. Discontools will bring together scientists, policy makers, and representatives from the animal health industry, funding bodies and stakeholder organisations to enhance collaboration for animal health and discuss research priorities from different perspectives. The symposium Discontools aims to: Highlight DISCONTOOLS animal health research gaps for epizootic, enzootic and zoonotic animal diseases; Disseminate STAR-IDAZ research road maps for new animal health solutions; Couple the research gaps and […]

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The 16th International Symposium of animal biology and nutrition organized by The National Research and Development Institute for Biology and Animal Nutrition (IBNA Balotești) will be held online 30/09/2021-01/10/2021 . This event will bring together scientists and experts in animal biology and nutrition from all over the world to discuss the most recent research, focusing on current scientific trends. In particular, the following topics will be addressed: quality and safety of feeds and animal products; low input/sustainable animal production systems;  “omics” applied in animal nutrition;  management of the animal genetic resources; reproduction, welfare and animal health. Deadlines: Submitting abstracts: August 1, 2021 Submitting full text articles: September 1, 2021   Symposium webpage: https://www.ibna.ro/en/simpozion        

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72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP)

The 72nd Annual Meeting of EAAP, one of the largest animal science congresses in the world, will be held in Davos, Switzerland from 30 August to 3 September 2021. The meeting provides a platform where international scientists and experts from all disciplines of animal science and industry share and acquire new knowledge and experiences on the latest research results. The numerous sessions, plenary session, poster presentations and discussions about scientific achievements in livestock production during the Annual Meeting all will  provide an opportunity to put new ideas into practice. Other than the outstanding scientific program, a series of social events will take place: a Swiss Evening, a Conference Dinner, Technical Tours and a Companion Program. The event expects more than 1200 participants from more than 50 countries worldwide. […]

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12th World Rabbit Congress 2020

The World Rabbit Congress (WRSA) strives to share the results of research and the latest scientific advances dedicated to rabbit and rabbit industry. The three-days event will comprise 8 plenary conferences on current issues or new perspectives, 5 round tables on emerging issues, thematic symposia and poster presentations. This Congress will attract a wide range of participants, both scientists and professionals working in the rabbit breeding sector, which will share their knowledge and the understanding of all aspects of rabbit science and will help to shape the future of rabbit breeding science. Registration will begin on 25 January 2021 Early registration deadline: 30 April 2021 late registration deadline: 15 June 2021 Deadline for submitting a new paper 17 January 2021 For other information see: https://colloque.inrae.fr/wrc2020/Practical-information 12th World Rabbit […]

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