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Controversies & Consensus in Bovine Health, Industry & Economics
Artikel gepostet am August 3, 2015, 17:24:51

Programm Nachfolgend sehen Sie einen Auszug aus dem Programm der CoBo, welches hier zu finden ist.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  OPENING SESSION
18:30-18:45
Chairpersons' Greetings 
18:45-19:30
Feeding the world in 2050
Felice Adinolfi, Italy
19:30-20:30 Networking Reception

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Hall A - with simultaneous translation in German 

08:30-10:00
SUSTAINABILITY OF CATTLE PRODUCTION
Capsule
With a human population expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050, what scenarios exist for ruminant production? Can we maintain the current paradigm of cattle production?
Moderator
Larry Eugene Chase, USA
 Lecture
Modern dairy farming
Larry Eugene Chase, USA
Debate Are hyper-intensive, mega farms more efficient?
Yes: Judith Capper, USA
No: Katrien E. van't Hooft, The Netherlands
Discussion

 10:20-11:50 END OF MILK QUOTA SCENARIOS
Capsule

With the end of the milk quota in April 2015, in the long term, which farmers and industries will be under pressure? In what areas of the world will production increase? Should farmers invest and in what way?

Moderator 

 Henk Hogeveen, The Netherlands 

Debate

Who will benefit from the end of the milk quota?
Speaker 1: Felice Adinolfi, Italy
Speaker 2: Anna-Maija Heikkilä, Finland
Discussion


12:10-13:40
COMMUNICATING AND MOTIVATING TO ACHIEVE RESULTS
Capsule
Many tasks on farms are repetitive, physical, and performed out of hours. How can farm workers be motivated to perform certains tasks to the required standard?
Moderator
Kathrin Stock, Germany
Lecture
Challenges of implementing new traits in dairy breeding: The role of communication from a breeder's point of view
Kathrin Stock, Germany 
Debate
Is good communication the key to achieve good results?
Yes: Joep Driessen, The Netherlands
No: Joachim Lübbo Kleen, Germany
Discussion

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Hall B

 08:30-10:00
ECONOMICS OF REPRODUCTION
Capsule
Considering increasing yields and the many diseases that follow calving, should we insist on calving once per year?
Moderator Henk Hogeveen, The Netherlands
Discussion
Is the 365-day calving interval the best option?
Questions:
-Are there determinants for longer voluntary waiting periods to be economically viable?
-What are the differences between pasture-based and zero-grazing systems in terms of reproduction economics?
-In which situations may extended lactations still be profitable?

10:20-11:50

HEAT DETECTION OR HORMONE PROTOCOLS

Capsule
Increasing labour costs for heat detection and poor conception rates following hormonal treatments for fixed time AI, challenge the way of getting cows pregnant
Moderator John Mee, Ireland
 Lecture Heat detection vs. hormonal protocols: Reproductive performance, economic benefits and societal acceptance
John Mee, Ireland
Debate
Can we reach the same reproductive goals through AI following heat detection and through fixed time insemination following hormonal protocols?
View 1: David Wolfenson, Israel
View 2: Giovanni Gnemmi, Italy
Discussion

12:10-13:40 REVERTING DECLINING FERTILITY
Capsule
Conception rates have been declining for decades in dairy cattle. Can something be done to revert this tendency?
Moderator John Mee, Ireland
Lecture How can we revert declining dairy cow fertility? 
John Mee, Ireland
Debate
Is declining fertility the price for higher production?
View 1: Giovanni Gnemmi, Italy
View 2: Gerrit A. Hooijer, The Netherlands
Discussion 

14:30-16:00
VACCINATE OR ERRADICATE
Capsule

With several infectious diseases, it is often necessary to decide between living with a certain disease or eradicating it, at the farm, region or country level. Is eradication the way

Moderator Christine Fourichon, France
Debate
Is eradication of infectious diseases the most efficient way for their control?
Vaccination: John A. Ellis, Canada 
Erradication: George Gunn, UK
Discussion
 
 

16:30-18:00 ON FARM MASTITIS DIAGNOSTICS
Capsule
On farm diagnosis for mastitis has been used in few farms but there is an increasing number of diagnostic tools for this purpose. If these tools are cheap and accurate enough, will they change the way we perform mastitis treatments?
Moderator Filipe Cardoso, Portugal
Debate
Can on farm diagnostics save money and antibiotics?
Yes: Sofie Piepers, Belgium
No: Gabriel Leitner, Israel
Discussion
   

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - Hall A - with simultaneous translation in German

 08:30-10:00
WELFARE AND PRODUCTIVITY: WALKING SIDE-BY-SIDE
Capsule

Low stress levels, absence of disease and higher longevity are features common to the pursuit of ruminant welfare and higher productivity.  How can we provide conditions that simultaneously lead to higher animal welfare and increased productivity?

Moderator Becky Whay, UK
Debate
Can welfare and productivity work side by side?
Yes: Gerrit A. Hooijer, The Netherlands
No: Joep Driessen, The Netherlands
Discussion

Session 8
MASTITIS TREATMENT
Capsule

Mastitis is the most costly disease for dairy farmers, but in many instances antibiotic use might not be the best option to deal with udder health problems. In what situations do we really need to use antibiotics in dealing with udder health?

Moderator Stephen P.  Oliver, USA
Debate
Shall we always rely on antibiotics for udder health?
Yes: Ricardo Bexiga, Portugal
No: Bernd-Alois Tenhagen, Germany
Discussion

12:10-13:40
CALVES MANAGEMENT: CONTROVERSIES IN EVERY DAY PRACTICE?
Capsule


Moderator Arcangelo Gentile, Italy
Ingrid Lorenz, Ireland 
Discussion

 Topics to be discussed:
-Navel dipping in newborn calves
-Nutritional level of young dairy calves
-Feeding of waste milk in dairy calves
-Force-feeding of milk in anorexic calves
-Use of antibiotics in calf diarrhoea 
-Respiratory vaccines in young calves


14:30-16:00
MALE DAIRY CALVES
Capsule

In most countries around the globe, male calves of dairy breeds have low economic value, which dictates their destiny. What alternatives better suit calves, farmers and consumers?

Moderator Jörg Hartung, Germany
Debate
Will we be able to deal with male dairy calves?
Yes: Henry Swinkels, The Netherlands
No:
Discussion

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - Hall B

08:30-10:00 IN-LINE DETECTION OF DISEASE
Capsule

With increasing numbers of animals, detection of disease or of underperformance might prove challenging. Evaluation of several parameters in the milking parlour may help in the early detection of problems

Moderator

Claudia Kamphuis, The Netherlands 

Lecture

Sensors in the milking parlor: Replacing or complementing human senses in monitoring animal health and performance
Claudia Kamphuis, The Netherlands

Discussion

Can automatic detection of disease replace direct animal observation?
Speaker 1: Alon Arazi, Israel
Speaker 2: Rik van der Tol, The Netherlands


 10:20-11:50

GENOMIC TOOLS

Capsule
The increasing availability of genomic tools seems to be an opportunity to solve many problems that affect us in the present. Fertility, immunity, metabolic disease or even production of healthier food - can these be tackled through genomics?
Moderator Ricardo Negrini, Italy
Debate Can genomics solve our problems?
Yes: Antonello Carta, Italy
No: Agustin Blasco, Spain

12:10-13:40
EMERGENCE OF DISEASE
Capsule

Climate change affects the distribution of vectors and infectious agents. What can we expect in a not so distant future in terms of exotic diseases?

Moderator Etienne Thiry, Belguim
12:10-12:40 Introduction
Etienne Thiry, Belguim
12:40-13:10  Are we prepared for the next emerging disease?
Franz Josef Conraths, Germany
Discussion

Discussants:
Christine Fourichon, France
Franz Josef Conraths, Germany

13:10-13:40

Questions:

  • Are diseases emerging because we are looking for them more attentively?
  • What may be the costs of a new infectious disease and what are the costs of being prepared?
  • What is the role of farmers and veterinary practictioners in detecting emerging diseases?



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