Collaboration with evig
DairyCare WG1/EVIG Joint Meeting
8th & 9th September 2016
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases
University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma
DairyCare and EVIG recognize that immunosuppression of high-yielding dairy cattle and their poor control of inflammatory and innate immune responses to the metabolic stress of pregnancy and lactation deserve high attention of the scientific community. Immunological findings could adequately complement clinical, metabolic and microbiological studies, and help to develop proper control procedures of animal health and welfare in dairy farms. Data so far accumulated in the field veterinary immunology can be exploited in the development of biomarkers aiming at increasing health and welfare in dairy animals. This joint meeting aims to set a channel for exchange of ideas and experience among scientists operating in the area of dairy animals’ health and welfare.
The main purpose of the workshop is to stimulate discussion and interaction. We wish to involve as many different groups/laboratories as possible, from as many countries as possible and everybody is expected to contribute to the general discussion. Therefore, we planned to have enough time for a fruitful discussion at the end of each session, with few programmed interventions from both the academia and industry. In the discussion sessions, we foresee an intervention by the Coordinator of the Collaborative Working Group on European Animal Health & Welfare Research (CWG) of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) (http://www.scar-cwg-ahw.org/), and from Elanco Animal Health.