- Annual meetings
- Individual members
- EU Projects
This year at the EAAP Annual meeting in Belfast (Wednesday Aug 31st am) a new challenge session: Small ruminant mortality: Seeking solutions – genetics and environmental factors that contribute to improved survival.
This new challenge session will present knowledge gaps and identify new fields of research into developing solutions to high levels of small ruminant neonatal mortality. Lamb and kid survival can be improved using genetic and management solutions. This challenge session will explore ways to do this in extensive and intensively reared sheep systems. Specifically it will address genetic and phenotypic approaches to improving lamb and kid mortality, and address ways to standardise recording of perinatal survival for indoor and outdoor lambing. Issues around improving data quality, tools to record lamb and kid survival and ways to do this will be discussed. Small ruminant mortality before, during and after birth (thus including abortion and stillbirth) will be considered.
You can widely inform your colleagues, partners and all kind of small ruminants actors on this session. The success will depend on the participation of a large panel of people for the discussion.
On Monday August 29th, the EAAP conference in Belfast will dedicate two sessions to aquaculture. In the AM session six invited speakers from Portugal and the UK will discuss various aspects of aquaculture and coastal fisheries. Sustainability is a key word in this session. The PM session will focus on fish nutrition and genetics. Internationally acknowledged speakers from France, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Norway and Thailand will share their views on topics like alleviation of nutritional anaemia, aquafeed without fish meal and fish oil, and fish genetics.
EAAP Study Commissions Open Positions:
We continue to make open, democratic and transparent the elections for the vacant posts in the EAAP Commissions and we desire to encourage you to apply or to suggest to possible candidates.
EAAP is catching up with development of animal science: new groups were agreed
Last March, the Council and the Scientific Committee were very active to prepare our organization for future challenges. It was approved a new working group on Animal Behaviour, it was approved the Terms of Reference of the new Study Commission on Precision Livestock Farming and it was also approved the creation of the new Study Commission on Insects. The Study Commissions must be formally approved by the General Assembly next August in Belfast. If you are interested to cooperate directly at these new initiatives (Precision Livestock Farming, Insects, Animal Behaviour), please let us know (email@example.com), we are looking for active scientists!
The EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Krakow, Poland. (https://www.isep2016.pl/) from 12th – 15th September 2016
This is one of the most important and influential global conference for animal nutritionists!
Registration is on first-come-first-served basis until participant limit is reached – the first time it was offered it was sold out.
EU-PLF project: Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming
29 September 2016
The final conference of the EU funded project EU-PLF will be held in Brussels. Registration is now open! For more information on programme, venue and cost of registration, take a look at the project website: http://www.eu-plf.eu/index.php/registration-now-open/
4th International Conference on Responsible use of Antibiotics in Animals
26-28 September 2016
THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
Key themes of the conference include:
– integration of animal, human and environmental health
– approaches at global and national levels
– engagement of stakeholders
– innovations in disease prevention and detection, including
gut health, alternatives to antibiotics, rapid diagnostics, etc.
– new areas to explore