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Launch of the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health

Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Livestock provides one third of human protein intake so working together to develop new control methods for the disease problems that are common to countries around the world is […]

New UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network

BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network will draw together major UK research players to enhance the uptake of new technologies in order to design, develop and deliver […]

Reducing Climate-Sensitive Disease Risks

A discussion paper produced by the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department of the World Bank. “This study focuses on livestock diseases that are “sensitive” to climate change, with a view to help practitioners reduce the risks of key climate-sensitive infectious diseases by strengthening risk management systems for disease outbreaks. The three diseases chosen for the […]

Meeting Future Research Needs on Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses – A Global Foresight Exercise

STAR-IDAZ has conducted foresight studies as part of its objective to improve coordination of research activities on the major infectious diseases of animals (including zoonoses) to hasten the delivery of improved control methods. The aim of these studies was to identify the scientific and technological needs, including research capacity and support structures to prevent, control […]

STAR-IDAZ Vaccinology Survey

STAR-IDAZ members identified  Vaccinology as one of the  areas requiring collaborative activities at a global level. The BBSRC as part of work-package 4  is conducting a survey of global research activities, gaps and future needs in Veterinary Vaccinology to inform the development of future collaborative activities and identify potential members and key stakeholders for a […]

Brazilian Call for Projects with International Collaboration

The Foundation for the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES in Brazil (www.capes.gov.br) recently opened a call to invite scientists from other countries as “special visitors’ researchers – PVE” to participate in the program “Science without Borders”. This call aims to provide support to research projects to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of […]

The Costs of Animal Disease

A report produced for the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) in October 2012 titled ‘The Costs of Animal Disease’ is available for downloading.

Research Call – UK & Developing Countries: Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

Launch date: Funders intend to launch the call in the autumn 2012 The purpose of this pre-announcement is to allow eligible investigators within the UK and developing countries to begin the process of identifying potential project partners with a view to assembling multi-disciplinary teams. Scope ZELS will contribute to the UK multi-partner programmes in: – […]

ANIHWA – First transnational call for research proposals

The call for research proposals in the field of animal health and welfare will open in the middle of September 2012 and will cover the following 4 topics:  Promoting research on the interface between animal health and welfare: development of practical animal-based indicators of animal health and welfare, and implementation of new husbandry strategies ensuring […]

Influenza and other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface

Given the complexity of zoonotic disease emergence in an increasingly globalized world, effective strategies for reducing future threats must be identified. Lessons learned from past experiences controlling diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and pandemic (H1N1) 2009, indicate that new paradigms are needed for early detection, prevention, and […]