Animal Health – EMIDA

The activities of the Animal Health Subgroup were accelerated and built upon through the European Commission (EC) funded project EMIDA (Coordination of European Research on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Livestock). EMIDA began in April 2008 and ended in December 2011 making way for a new ERA-NET coordinating European animal health and welfare research, called ANIHWA (2012-2015), and for a EU-funded global initiative aiming to address the coordination of research programmes at international level, the Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses (STAR-IDAZ; 2011-2015). EC funding for EMIDA enabled the group to map the European research landscape through the production and analysis of a number of databases on research projects, research publications, research patents and EC funded projects in the field of animal health. This analysis led to the identification of a number of research topics which were taken forward in two Common Calls each involving about 20 funding partners and their combined budget of 20 million Euros. Another output of EMIDA was the development of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for which the first step was a review of foresight studies, the second step was a Delphi Study and Consensus Workshop and third was to bring all of this together for the SRA. The outputs of EMIDA are all available from the Resources section of this website.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Mink may have transmitted Covid-19 Coronavirus to humans in the Netherlands

Several mink have tested positive with COVID-19 at four mink farms in the Netherlands. The mink showed various symptoms including respiratory problems. Some employees had symptoms of the coronavirus at both companies. Research shows that mink on the farm have transmitted the virus to each other. It is also plausible that two employees have been […]

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ISAH webinars “Asia & Europe facing the same challenges in: African Swine Fever and COVID-19”

International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH) is delighted to announce a two-day webinar titled “Asia & Europe facing the same challenges in: African Swine Fever and COVID-19”. During the first day of the event leading experts from Europe and Asia will give outstanding talks, covering the latest knowledge on the state, spread and prevention strategies […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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