Supplementary recommendations for the epidemiological investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in exposed animals
Dromedary camels are the main reservoir for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Genetic analysis of MERS-CoV isolates from humans and dromedaries revealed that direction of transmission is from camels to humans. Furthermore, several studies reported evidence of camel infection by other human CoVs, animal CoVs or unknown coronaviruses. There is evidence of recombination between different betacoronaviruses in camels. Analysis of the Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptor (ACE2) binding in dromedaries predicted potential binding affinity to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptor binding domain (RBD), however some other studies predicted the contrary. With the pandemic spread of SARS-CoV-2, it is not a matter of if but rather when camels will be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in these countries. Co-circulation of both viruses in the same host can favour virus recombination, and may lead to increased virulence in animals and/or humans if the recombinant virus incorporates pathogenicity of MERS-CoV with the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2. Further investigations into camel susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, the possibility for recombination between MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 or other coronaviruses in camels, and the associated zoonotic potential are therefore urgently required to ensure early-detection of such events.
Malaysia's Global Halal Food Hub will be central to rising goat meat imports and exports throughout Asia
Tanjung Manis Economic Growth Area (T-Mega) is a hub for the development of priority industries in Malaysia.
The Tanjung Manis Halal Hub, spanning 77,00 hectares at the delta of Sarawak’s Rajang River is located in this growth area and has helped foster a vibrant industry in food production and transport, including imports and exports of government certified Halal goat meat.
This pandemic showed us that our sector never stops, animal production continues to put food in people’s houses, and we are an essential part of society. In 2022 we will surely be under the economic and societal consequences of this pandemic, and the climate urgency makes challenges in Animal Science more urgent than ever. We, as its scientific community, will be on top and ahead of them.
In this way, the program will cover various areas of knowledge, such as nutrition, genetics, physiology, animal health and welfare, livestock farming systems, precision livestock farming, insect production and use, cattle, horse, pig, sheep, and goat production. These topics are filled with innovation and recent scientific results leading animal production on the right path.
The European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Annual Meeting allows applying new ideas in practice through many parallel sessions, a plenary meeting, poster presentations, and discussions about scientific achievements in livestock production worldwide.
XII Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Especialistas en Pequeños Rumiantes y Camélidos Sudamericanos
18 al 21 de mayo del 2022 en Valledupar, Cesar - Colombia
2° Encuentro de los representantes de la International Goat Asociation (IGA) en Latinoamerica
I Foro género y mujeres en la ganadería de pequeños rumiantes
Centro de convenciones Crispín Villazón de Armas, Comfacesar
Fecha límite de recepción de trabajos 17 de enero 2022
A este evento se integrará:
El contenido científico del XII Congreso ALEPRyCS se llevará a cabo teniendo como base los siguientes ejes temáticos.
Día 1. 18 de mayo de 2022.
Eje temático: Estructura social, resiliencia y medio ambiente
Le seul concours national de fromages de chèvre fermiers revient le samedi 4 juin 2022 à Rocamadour !
Organisé par la Fédération Nationale des Éleveurs de Chèvres (FNEC) et le Syndicat des Producteurs de Fromages Rocamadour
(L'édition 2021 ayant été reportée à 2022 du fait du contexte sanitaire)
SAMEDI 4 JUIN 2022 MATIN : CONCOURS DE FROMAGES
Cœur de Fromagora, le Concours National de Fromages de Chèvre Fermiers est le moment de prédilection de l'évènement. A vos palais !
SAMEDI 4 JUIN APRÈS-MIDI : VISITE DE FERMES CAPRINES
Découverte de deux fermes caprines fermières aux alentours de Rocamadour différentes mais complémentaires au sein de l'AOP...
SAMEDI 4 JUIN 2022 SOIRÉE : PALMARÈS ET DINER FESTIF
Après une après-midi de dépouillement, annonce du palmarès et remise des prix avant un diner festif tourné autour des produits caprins.
L’histoire de Fromagora
Depuis sa première édition, en 1977 jusqu’à aujourd’hui, le Concours National de Fromages de Chèvre Fermiers n’a cessé de gagner en réputation. Durant plus de 30 ans, ce Concours est passé d’une dimension régionale, à une dimension interrégionale en 1979, puis nationale depuis 1988.
Le Concours National de Fromages de Chèvre Fermiers revient en 2022 pour une nouvelle édition dans le Lot à Rocamadour.
En savoir plus https://www.fromagora.fr/
The International Goat Association wishes to give special honor to
Dr. Christopher D. Lu
Dr. Christopher D. Lu is a scholar and a retired tenured Professor of the University of Hawai’i-Hilo. He is a devoted member of IGA and served many years on the Board of Directors, Vice-President from 1996 to 2004, IGA’s President from 2004 to 2008, and Past-President from 2008 to 2012. He is also an active member of the IGA Advisory Board.
As President of IGA, Dr. Lu strengthened general membership and grew our finances. He laid the foundation for our robust Regional Directors and Country Representatives system, expanded the IGA website and electronic newsletter. Dr. Lu and his wife, Hsin, established the C. W. Lu Young Scientist Award, given to IGA members who have demonstrated excellence in research in any area of goat science and have held their Ph.D. for a period not greater than ten years.
Dr. Lu was the founding director of the American Institute for Goat Research in Oklahoma. He has published over 270 refereed journal articles, refereed conference papers, invited papers, invited presentations, book chapters, and books that relate to his interest in ruminant nutrition, international development, and education. His scholarly works contributed to advances in understanding nutrient requirements, nutritional physiology, and nutritional biochemistry in ruminants.
We want to thank all our members who voted during our recent election. The ballot contained an excellent group of candidates. We are proud to announce the results to our members first. The IGA Board of Directors for 2021 to 2026 will be:
During a recent virtual meeting, the new Board met and elected:
The new Board appointed Dr. Hector Andrade-Montemayor as an additional Board member to help support their efforts. Additionally, Dr. Beth Miller will return to the Board as Past President.
Thank you again for your participation and your continued support of IGA.
FAO is recruiting 25 Young Professional Officers (P1) in its headquarters and Decentralized Offices.
The FAO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is designed to recruit entry-level Professionals and specifically targets qualified, young professionals from non- and underrepresented Members that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC). Nationals from the countries listed below are particularly encouraged to apply:
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Central African Republic, China, Cook Islands, Estonia, Fiji, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu.
We would appreciate if you could kindly circulate this vacancy announcement amongst relevant institutions and partners in your network. The vacancy announcements are available under the YPP tab on the FAO Employment Website. The overview of the programme can be found by clicking on this link. Instructions on how to apply can also be found on the same page.
Kindly note that applications close at 11:59 CET on 12 November 2021.
Should you have any further queries on the Young Professionals Programme, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Interpretive Summary: A highly polymorphic caprine keratin-associated protein gene identified and its effect on cashmere traits
Written by Anne Zinn
Cashmere fiber is a main product of cashmere goats that is produced by secondary hair follicles, and, like wool, the cashmere fiber is composed of hair-keratins and keratin-associated proteins. These keratin-associated proteins serve as a matrix that cross-links hair-keratins and are therefore believed to play an important role in defining the physical and mechanical properties of the fiber. Five keratin-associated protein 6 genes (KRTAP6-5) have been identified in sheep and some variations have been associated with wool fiber diameter-related traits, but none of these homologues have been identified in goats. Given the potential effect of KRTAP6 on wool traits, investigation is needed to identify KRTAP6-n in goats and to determine whether variation in KRTAP6s affects cashmere traits. Therefore, a paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science attempted to identify the caprine KRTAP6-5 to search for potential variation in the gene and to investigate its effect on cashmere fleece traits.
Efforts of this research reported the identification of the sheep KRTAP6-5 homologue on goat chromosome 1 and PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism analysis in 300 Longdong cashmere goats revealed the existence of 12 variant sequences. Variation in goat KRTAP6-5 was found to be associated with variation in mean-fiber diameter, suggesting that KRTAP6-5 is worthy of further study in the context of variation in cashmere traits.
The full paper can be found on the Journal of Animal Science webpage.
Fecha: noviembre 11 y 12 de 2021
Duración por día 3 horas (4 a 7 pm - hora Ecuador, Colombia, México
(5 a 8 pm – hora Chile
6 a 9 pm - hora Brasil, Argentina)
Plataforma: Universidad Estatal de Bolívar – Ecuador.
Temática Día 1
Razas Criollas de Cabras
4:00 – 4:10 Saludo de bienvenida y presentación del Webinar. Clara Rúa, directora regional Suramérica IGA.
4:10 – 4:40 La Cabra Criolla del Sur de Mendoza: rusticidad y productividad.
Dr. Patricio Mario Dayenoff, PhD. (20 min)
4:40 – 5:10 La Cabra Criolla Santandereana: patrimonio genético de Colombia
Zoot. Diego Hernán Bejarano Garavito, MSc. (20 min).
5:10 – 5:40 Rescate y conservación participativa de la cabra Criolla en áreas de montaña en México.
Dr Samuel Vargas López, PhD. (20 min).
Temática Día 2
Mejoramiento Genético Caprino
4:00 – 4:10 Saludo de bienvenida y presentación del Webinar. Dr. Manuel Pesántez, PhD. Representante Ecuador IGA.
4:10 – 4:40. Programa de selección de la raza caprina Murciano _ Granadina
Dr. Juan Vicente Delgado, PhD. (20 min).
4:40 – 5:10 Qué razas autóctonas pueden ayudar en la producción animal con el cambio climático.
Dra. Connie McManus, PhD. (20 min).
5:10 – 5:40. Metodología de selección de cabras sin genealogía.
Dr. Manuel Pesántez, PhD. (20 min).
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.