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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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Animal Task Force 7th Seminar Report available

Animal Task Force published the Session Report of its last Annual meeting held in Brussels, the 28th October 2017, entitled: “Food integrity in the food chain: How can the animal production sector contribute?”. The topics discussed were the visions of the animal primary production both from civil society and private sector. The document gathers the point of view of its most preminent representatives, organised in short essays. A preminent part is dedicated to edited minutes of the panel discussions. The Report updates state of the art of the needs of livestock economy research presented in Second White Paper at the end of 2016. This document indicated research priorities for Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programme in innovation and sustainability in European animal production. The study was focused on herbivores (ruminants, [...]

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EVENTS

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

The 2nd 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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ECVPH AGM & Annual Scientific Conference 2019

programme to be published (start of 2019)

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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 and scientific issues around new technology, regulation, manufacturing and vaccine development as well as respiratory, cancer and emerging diseases areas that link animal and human health together. More information on the event can be found at http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-veterinary-vaccine-congress/index.stm?_ga=1.76660053.1395196388.1468949183

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