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Updated list of all fish medicines and vaccines registered in EU

The FishMedPlus Coalition disseminates an updated list of all fish medicines and vaccines registered in European Union. FishMedPlus is a coalition aiming for the increase of availability of authorised treatments and vaccines usable in aquaculture. Limited availability of treatments and prevention tools is a serious constraint on the health management in fish farming. The coalition solicited the EU legislator to assess the current availability of drugs and vaccines registered in aquaculture and for ornamental fish at the moment, and The Co-ordination group for Mutual recognition and Decentralised procedures – human (CMDh) took charge of the task. 304 different veterinary medicinal products are authorised for fish, against 10.000 for dogs and 8.000 for cattle. Half of them are vaccines, followed by antibiotics, representing the 29% of the treatments. Half [...]

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Strategies for eliminating lumpy skin disease report by EFSA lately published

A report about the most effective strategies for eliminating lumpy skin disease (LSD) has been recently published by EFSA. Lumpy skin disease (LSD) has recently been contained into the Balkan region showing a drop of number of diseases outbrakes by 95 percent from 2016 to 2017. The recomendation by the Standing Group of Experts to the countries in South-East Europe to collaborate with the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Diseases in order to draft a roadmap on a LSD exit strategy from 2018 onwards has provoked EFSA to assess the epidemiology and the effectiveness of different surveillance systems of LSD. By using a spread epidemiological model, the report shows that only two years are sufficient to eliminate LSD virus from a territory, assuming a vaccination [...]

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EU Animal Health Strategic Research Agenda: 2017 update AVAILABLE

Europe’s veterinary public health systems are confronted with growing economic, sociological, environmental changes and challenges. A priority-focused strategy is urgently needed to best utilize the limited resources invested into animal health research for safeguarding and improving animal health for present and future generations. A foresight study was carried out as part of the ANIHWA project in order to produce an EU Strategic Research Agenda on Animal Health and Welfare (published in 2015) and to identify topics for collaborative activities at European level. The purpose of the present study was an updateing of the previous Agenda and this report details its findings.

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New report by EFSA and ECDS highlights persistance of high levels of antimicrobial resistance

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis affirmed that european commitment to fight antimicrobial resistance has to be renew through cooperation between countries and implementing of stringent policies. Indeed, antimicrobial resistance is far to be satisfactorily faced, as the new summary report of ECDC and EFSA demonstrates, showing up the new findings based on data from 2016 . The levels of antimicrobial resistance differ significantly from one EU country to another, and new cases of antimicrobial resistance were reported. For the first time, ESBL-producing S. Kentucky, highly resistent to cirpofloxacin, was detected in four countries. One out of four cases of human infections given by Salmonella are due to bacteria resistent to at least three or more commonly used antimicrobials, and also Campylobacter bacteria show [...]

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ECVPH AGM & Annual Scientific Conference 2019

programme to be published (start of 2019)

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European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare – SAVE THE DATE

The annual meeting of the European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare (EVCBMAW) will take place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from the 26th to the 28th of September 2019. The 2019 congress is a joint venture between the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM), the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE), the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association (AWSELVA) and the NWVG (Nederlandse Werkgroep Veterinaire Gedragskunde – Dutch Veterinary Behaviour Group). SAVE THE DATE, more information coming soon

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XIX International Congress of ISAH Animal Hygiene as a Fundament of One Health and Welfare improving biosecurity, environment and food quality

The ISAH Congress is an important conference for professionals in animal hygiene, health and welfare, a great opportunity for industry and scientists to meet to exchange new knowledge and experience. it will be carried out through many plenary meetings, poster sessions, technical tours and discussions about scientific achievements in the livestock production and practical applications. Selected papers of the Congress will be published in the “Annals of Animal Science”, Impact Factor (JCR 2018)=1.018 http://www.izoo.krakow.pl/en/periodicals Scientific Topics of the Congress are: animal health, welfare and behavior, animal hygiene, disease prevention, biosecurity and antibiotics resistance, food quality and food safety of animal origin, zoonosis, vector borne and emerging diseases, apiculture and problem of beekeeping, interactions between environment and animal production, nutrition, feed and additives, sustainable animal production and agro-biodiversity conservation: [...]

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ESCAIDE European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology

A “One Health” event that involves human and animal health in their interactions, the ESCAIDE annual conference where international experts in vaccinology, infectious diseases, zoonosis and epidemiology will meet and exchange experiences and new approaches. Parallel Session 1: Healthcare-associated infections Parallel Session 2: Emerging and vector-borne diseases Parallel Session 3: Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses (1): microbiology and whole genome sequencing https://www.escaide.eu/en/conference-programme

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15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE 15)

ISVEE 15 is a global forum where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, practitioners, junior and senior researchers, as well as policymakers, health, veterinary public health, social science, and animal health economic professionals learn and share their vision of building a better life tomorrow for veterinary epidemiology at the local, regional, and international levels. This event offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration essential in addressing the crucial healthcare challenges facing our ecosystem. Well-known keynote speakers will share their vision in the areas of education, animal health and production, technology, research and public policy – presenting innovations that can be applied to our common goal of solving today’s burning issues in veterinary epidemiology and economics. Your research and studies are welcome to be shared at ISVEE 15. Online Abstract Submission [...]

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IMED 2018 International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance

The Seventh International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, IMED 2018, will be held in Vienna, Austria from 9–12 November 2018. Leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present new knowledge and breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, monitor, understand, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens. Since the last Meeting new emerging diseases such as, for example,the emergence of Zika virus in the Americas and the recognition of congenital anomalies complicating infection during pregnancy led to an international public health emergency. Eruptions of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry, wild birds and humans continue to occur as well as diseases at the human-wildlife interface, from rabies to plague to Ebola continue to draw our attention. Growing antimicrobial resistance by pathogens to all types [...]

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