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“  A review paper on neonatal survival in small ruminants was recently published in the journal ‘Animal’, after the new EAAP working group on Lamb and kid survival held it’s first ‘Challenge’ session in Copenhagen. The active working group, led by Jean-Marc Gautier and Cathy Dwyer are holding another session at EAAP in Belfast this year 2016 (29 Aug – 2 Sept) where invited speakers from around the globe will explore ways to reduce lamb and kid mortality 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 considered, as will small ruminant mortality before, during and after birth and including abortion and stillbirth.

The paper can be accessed openly at the link below:




Last remind: Participate to the EAAP Young Scientist Award!

This award is granted to early career researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance with the European dimension and perspective. The award will be offered to an EAAP Individual Member who is not older than 38 years at the time of the annual
meeting where he/she will be eventually awarded. For this year only EAAP individual members born at or after September 1st 1978 can participate. The candidate can be nominated by himself/herself or by an Individual Member and, in any case, the nomination must be supported by another Individual Member. All nominations must be accompanied by:
– Curriculum Vitae
– European experience (if not in CV) such as participation in EU
projects or benefiting EU grants
– List of scientific publications and of products (e.g. patents)
– List of eventual presentations at the EAAP Annual Meetings
– Letter of support by another Individual Member
– Eventual EAAP related scholarships received
The review of candidates will be done only through the received documents. The 2016 winner will be announced after May 31st.
All submission must arrive to EAAP office by 17:00 CET of April 15th 2016.
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Events & Meetings


Zaragoza (Spain), 26 September 2016 – 9 June 2017
September 2017 – June 2018

The deadline for the submission of applications from non-Spanish candidates is 4 May 2016.

The first deadline for the submission of applications from Spanish candidates and European candidates with knowledge of Spanish is 30 June 2016. Candidatures presented by this deadline will have preference. The second deadline will be 12 September 2016.

The EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Krakow, Poland, from September 12th to September 15th, 2016. (

This 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.