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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 […]

Bird Flu Rears its Head Again

On the 29th of August, the FAO urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health. The H5N1 virus has infected 565 people […]

Global Community Marks Rinderpest Eradication

After years of sustained combined efforts to stifle Rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague that caused devastating mortality on animal health and threatened food security for millions in Africa has finally been eradicated from the face of the earth. To mark the occasion, a commemorative ceremony was presided over by the outgoing FAO Director-General Dr Jacques […]

Launch of STAR-IDAZ

STAR-IDAZ was launched with a meeting in London on 12-13 May, 2011. Involving 22 partner organisations from 17 countries and industry, STAR-IDAZ aims to establish an international forum of R&D programme owners/managers and international organisations for the purpose of sharing information, improving collaboration on research activities and working towards common research agendas and coordinated research […]