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Fore-CAN Report: Healthy Animals | Healthy Future 2025

From foresight to insight to action > applying foresight to Animal Health Emergency Management in Canada. Report published in September 2011 by Fore-CAN: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health.

Call for pre-proposals between Brazil, Africa and Latin American Countries

The first Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace call for pre-proposals in 2013 opened on January 2nd and closes on February 28th. Full details on how to apply are available here. The Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace is an international initiative supported by different donors aiming to link Brazilian, African and LAC experts and institutions to develop cooperative projects. The […]

Juan Lubroth on animal disease risk

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth, looks at the threat of animal disease outbreaks and human pandemics, and explains why investing in prevention makes economic sense. [Source: FAO]    

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 […]

Research Call – UK & USA

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. UK-US collaborative funding. Application deadline: 7 December 2011. BBSRC, in collaboration with: – National Science Foundation (NSF) – National Institutes of Health (NIH) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ….announce a call for collaborative projects involving researchers from the US and UK under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious […]

ECDC Risk Assessment on West Nile Virus Infection in the European Union

ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment on the epidemiological situation of West Nile virus infection in the European Union. In the ongoing 2011 West Nile virus transmission season, cases have been reported from newly affected geographical areas. 86 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU, with 74 cases in […]

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 […]