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Era-Net ANIHWA - Animal Health and Welfare

Final dissemination conference

25th November 2015

Session 1 – ANIHWA Objectives and Outcomes

Opening address
François Houiller/Olivier Le Gall, PDG of INRA

Work Program 2016-­2017 on Animal Health & Welfare
Luis Vivas-­Alegre, European Commission, DG Research

ANIHWA Objectives & Outcomes

Overview of ANIHWA ERA-­Net
Abdenour Benmansour, INRA (France)

WP2 “Mapping and analysis of existing national research infrastructures and programmes”
Marina Bagni & Stefano Messori, HM-­‐DVPHNSF (Italy)

WP3 “Gap analysis and research framework development in animal health and welfare”
Kristian Møller, Innovationsfunden (Denmark)

WP4 “Joint transnational research calls”
Katerina Kotzia, PtJ (Germany)

WP5 “Sustainability including Funding Structures and Policy development”
Scott Sellers, DEFRA (UK)

The new ERA-­Net CoFund proposal ERA-­SUSAN
Bernhard Polten, BMEL (Germany)

General Assessment of ANIHWA
Aart de Kruif, ANIHWA External Scientific Advisory Board

Coordinated Global Strategies for Animal Welfare Research
Adroaldo J. Zanella, Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil)

The Future of Animal Health Research
Thierry Pineau, Head, Animal Health Division, INRA (France)

Session 2 (Chair: Robert Dantzer, Aart de Kruif) – Research Projects funded 
under ANIHWA/EMIDA Calls

FareWellDock - Ending tail docking and tail biting in the EU – Hazard characterization and exposure assessment of a major pig welfare problem (ANIHWA)
Anna Valros, University of Helsinki (Finland)

TURKEYWELFARE - Improving turkey health and welfare by reducing foot pad dermatitis (ANIHWA)
Paul Hocking, Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh (UK)

KOlimastIR - Controlling the impact of Escherichia coli mastitis through modulation of immune responses (ANIHWA)
David Smith, University of Glasgow (UK)

NADIV - Co-circulation of avian influenza and velogenic Newcastle disease viruses - impact on pathogenesis, immune response and disease prevention (ANIHWA)
Giovanni Cattoli, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (Italy)

MADISUP - Marek's Disease Virus induced immunosuppression: From diagnosis to vaccination (ANIHWA)
Caroline Denesvre, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France)

IUEPPR - Improved understanding of the epidemiology of peste-des-petits ruminants (ANIHWA)
Satya Parida, The Pirbright Institute (UK)

MINAPIG - Evaluation of alternative strategies for raising pigs with minimal antimicrobial usage: 
Opportunities and constraints (EMIDA)
Catherine Belloc, Oniris (France)

26th November 2015

Session 3 (Chair: Hubert Laude, Hans Houe) – Research projects funded 

SporeBiotic - Control of Clostridium difficile: an Emerging Threat to the European Livestock Industry (ANIHWA)
Simon Cutting, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)

Epi-­SEQ - Molecular epidemiology of epizootic diseases using next generation sequencing technology (EMIDA)
Steven Van Borm, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (Belgium)

APHAEA - Harmonised approaches in monitoring wildlife population health and ecology and abundance (EMIDA) 
Christian Gortazar, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (Spain) 

GOAT-TSE-FREE - Towards breeding of goats for genetically determined TSEs resistance (EMIDA)
Jan Langeveld, Central Veterinary Institute - WUR (The Netherlands) 

CamChain - Campylobacter in chicken production: survival, virulence and control (EMIDA)
Marianne Chemaly, Agence Nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (France) 

DIFAGH - Development of immune function and avian gut health (EMIDA)
Adrian Smith, University of Oxford (UK) 

RiftVectors - Vector competence of European mosquitoes to Rift Valley fever virus (EMIDA)
Alain Kohl, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (UK) 

EMIRO - The significance of rodent communities for the distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis: ecological and experimental investigations (EMIDA)
Johan Höglund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) 

CARES - Coping with anthelmintic resistance in ruminants (EMIDA)
Stig Milan Thamsborg, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 

Session 4 (Chair: Thierry Pineau, Abdenour Benmansour) 

MYCOBACTDIAGNOSIS - Development of novel diagnostic strategies for the ante-mortem immunodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and Johne's Disease (EMIDA)
Martin Vordermeier, Animal and Plant Health Agency (UK) 

VICE - Vector-borne Infections: risk based and cost efficient surveillance systems (EMIDA)
René Boedker, National Veterinary Intitute, DTU Danish Technical University (Denmark) 

Brucmel - Brucella melitensis: biotyping and differential diagnostic (EMIDA)
Manuela Tittarelli/Flavio Sacchini, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Abruzzo and Molise (Italy)