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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Animals - Global Sustainability and Animals: Welfare, Policies and Technologies

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Animals series
29 Nov–13 Dec 2021

Sustainability, Animal Welfare, Animal Health, Livestock Production
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We are pleased to announce that The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Animals - Global Sustainability and Animals: Welfare, Policies and Technologies, chaired by Professor Clive J. C. Phillips and Dr. Andrea Pezzuolo, will be held online at https://ieca2021.sciforum.net/ from 29 November to 13 December 2021. Please also join our Webinar: IECA 2020 Live Session on 29 November at 10:00 am CET.

Event Awards

Best Presentation Awards (500 CHF)

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Presentation Award for IECA 2021 . The winner will receive 500 CHF.

The winner is as follow:

First assessment of methane emission in Mediterranean
Buffaloes with a smart tool: preliminary results
https://sciforum.net/paper/view/12027

Indirect selection for
methane reduction in Norwegian Red cows
https://sciforum.net/paper/view/12029

Congratulations to the winners for their excellent work!

The Awards
Best Presentation Awards

Number of Awards Available: 1

Bonus: 500 CHF

IECA 2021 | Live Session Recording

Live Session | 29 November 2021, 10:00am CET

IECA 2021 -- Video Presentations from Keynote Speakers

You can find the video presentations of the keynote speakers below. We hope you enjoy the videos and share your opinions with them!

You may also find their presentations and communicate with the speakers on the session "Submission".

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amira Abd El-Moneum Goma Ahmed

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diana Bogueva
Keynote Speaker: Professor Donald Broom
Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrea Pezzuolo

List of accepted submissions (23)

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Anatomical and Morphological Development of Gastrointestinal Tract in Goats from Colostrum to Post-Weaning


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Submitted: 18 Sep 2021

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Effect of Temperature – Humidity Index (THI) on Resting Pattern of Dairy Cows in Different Agro-Ecological Areas of Sri Lanka


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Submitted: 24 Sep 2021

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Technology for Improving Efficiency and Welfare during Street Dog Sterilization


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Submitted: 27 Aug 2021

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sciforum-050114 The shelter dog in a One Health view. A model kennel in Southern Italy

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Submitted: 31 Aug 2021

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sciforum-050115 EMPETHY- First search engine for a conscious adoption

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Submitted: 31 Aug 2021

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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Animals — Global Sustainability and Animals: Welfare, Policies and Technologies (IECA2021) to be held online from 29 November 2021 to 13 December 2021.

This free e-conference is organized by the MDPI open-access journal Animals (Impact Factor 2.725), and is a follow-up to the successful 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals — Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy. Encouraged by the great success of the IECA2020, this new conference is expected to attract a large audience to continue the focus on Sustainability and Animal Systems:

This online event will allow to share your presentations worldwide, making your work available for an international audience to read and comment, and sharing ideas on the discussed topics.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference Scientific Committee. Upon acceptance, authors will be invited to submit a conference paper along with a slide or poster presentation of their work. All accepted papers will be published in a dedicated issue of the MDPI journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum. After the conference, all participants will be encouraged to submit a full paper to a dedicated Special Issue in Animals, for which there will be a 30% discount on the article processing charges (APC).

During the conference, a number of internationally renowned speakers will share their state-of-the-art research, through a series of pre-recorded talks and free live-streaming sessions, which will also include a Q&A session to allow audience participation.

We hope that you will join this e-conference to exchange ideas, start fruitful collaborations, and make this second conference another great success.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips
Dr. Andrea Pezzuolo

Chairs of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Animals.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Hellen Wang
Ms. Melina Wen
Ms. Zarol Han
Ms. Gammy Yan
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-mail: ieca2021@mdpi.com

Event Chairs

Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Website

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Interests: animal welfare; animal ethics; captive animal management; heavy metals in animals

Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padua, Padua, Italy Website

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Interests: agricultural and livestock engineering; rural buildings; GHG emissions; agro-environmental sustainability; by-products, biomass and renewable energies

Event Committee

University of Guelph, Canada

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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Vera Baumans, veterinarian by training, is Laboratory Animal Science Specialist and working in the field of Laboratory Animal Science since 1983, when the Department of Laboratory Animal Science was established at the Veterinary Faculty of the Utrecht University. She was employed as Animal Welfare Officer of the Utrecht University supervising the welfare of the laboratory animals, from (transgenic) mice to cattle, which are used at Utrecht University and Utrecht Medical Centre. Together with Professor Bert van Zutphen in the new Department of Laboratory Animal Science she set up courses in Laboratory Animal Science, mandatory by the Dutch law on animal experiments. The national courses started in 1986 and 12-15 courses per year are run, including 3-4 international courses. Many courses in Laboratory Animal Science abroad (e.g. Portugal, Budapest, Riga, Athens, Stockholm, Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Malaysia) were set up under her responsibility. She is co-editor of the Dutch and English textbook on Laboratory Animal Science used in these courses. From the start of the department she was responsible for developing and maintaining research in the field of Russell and Burch’s Three R’s of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement in animal experiments with the emphasis on Refinement. Her research mainly focussed on the impact of the environment on behaviour and well-being of laboratory animals with topics as housing, environmental enrichment, aggression in mice, the influence of environmental factors on the stress response caused by routine experimental procedures in mice and welfare of transgenic mice. She also worked on refinement of blood sampling methods, assessment of pain and discomfort and humane methods of euthanasia. She is professor emeritus in Laboratory Animal Science at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden , where her research focussed on the impact of the environment on post-operative recovery and the need for pain relief in laboratory rodents. She is founding member of the Veterinary

University of Winchester, UK

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Steven McCulloch is Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. Steven qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2002 from Bristol University and holds a BA Philosophy from Birbeck College, London University. He has a PhD from the RVC, London for his thesis ‘The British animal health and welfare policy process: accounting for the interests of sentient species’. Steven is Section Editor for ‘Public Policy, Politics and Law’ for the journal Animals. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. Steven is a diplomat of European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a recognised veterinary specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law.

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Dr. Hötzel is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil. Her research group LETA (Laboratory for Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare - https://leta.paginas.ufsc.br/) is currently focused on research and extension projects aiming at developing sustainable agroecosystems. This includes a focus in understanding and improving the welfare of animals, considering the various ethical, environmental, social and economic implications of husbandry practices and livestock production systems.
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maria.j.hotzel@ufsc.br

University of Adelaide, Australia

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Dr. Roy Kirkwood is a native of the UK and did his PhD on gilt management at Leeds (UK). Following that, he did sow research in New Zealand (2 yrs) and then Canada (15 yrs), during which period he went to vet school; graduating in 1995. After a 4 yr period as a provincial government research veterinarian, he returned to the UK for 3 yrs (Royal Vet College) before moving to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After 10 yrs in the USA he moved with his family to his current position as Associate Professor in Intensive Production (pigs) at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where he is heavily involved in teaching and research. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction in 2000. His research interests to date have been to improve sow herd reproductive performance, but more recently he is becoming increasingly involved in dry sow housing and neonatal piglet health management.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

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Professor Dr. Zulkifli Idrus is affiliated with the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Educated at UPM, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he has extensive academic and research leadership experience. Zulkifli has served UPM as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Director of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security, and Director of the Research Management Centre. His research interests encompass physiological and behavioural reactions to environmental stressors; effects of handling, transportation, stunning, and slaughter on physiology, behaviour, and meat quality; nutrient requirements under stressful conditions; human-animal interaction; regulation of adrenocortical function; and the role of heat shock proteins and acute phase proteins as modifying factors in stress physiology. Zulkifli was a panel of experts for The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in broiler chicken welfare (2009 and 2010) and humane slaughter and killing of animals (2015 and 2018). Working with prominent researchers from the University of Queensland, University of Cambridge, University of Massey, and World Animal Protection, Zulkifli increased awareness of the OIE standards for animal welfare to improve animal welfare during slaughter and transport in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Zulkifli was invited to speak on animal stress and welfare at numerous international and national scientific conferences, institutions, and industry meetings. He strongly believes in the role of scientists in educating the industry and society on farm animal welfare issues. He played a pivotal role in educating students, veterinarians, government agencies, farmers, and the public through formal lectures in classrooms, seminars, dialogues, and articles in bulletins.

University of Sydney, Australia

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Dr. Sabrina Lomax is a Senior Lecturer in livestock behavior and welfare with the Faculty of Science at The University of Sydney, and a lead scientist in the Livestock Production and Welfare Group with the Faculty of Science. Sabrina coordinates the core unit of study “Animal behavior and welfare science” for students in the Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree at The University. Her research aims to promote best practice livestock production, with a focus on pain mitigation and objective measures of welfare, through the integration of technology with animal behavior and welfare science. Sabrina and her research team have made significant contributions to a change in practice regarding practical pain mitigation for cattle and sheep undergoing livestock husbandry procedures. She works closely with industry to improve adoption and secure the sustainability of the livestock industries.

Keynote Speakers

St Catharine's College and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK

University National Autonomia Mexico, Mexico

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Session:Sustainable Animal Feeding

University of Winchester, UK

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Andrew Knight previously worked in small animal veterinary practice. He is now Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, at England’s University of Winchester. Additionally, he is a European and British Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; an American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. He has a large number of academic and popular publications, several websites, and an extensive series of YouTube videos, on animal welfare issues.

Alexandria University, Egypt

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Section: Climate change and effects on the sustainability of animal systems
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Amira is an Assistant professor of Animal and Poultry behaviour and management at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria university, Egypt, where she teaches courses and conducts research on animal behaviour, poultry behaviour, cognition, animal management, animal welfare and human animal interactions. In 2012, she earned her PHD degree in Animal and Poultry behaviour and management from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria university, Egypt. She had also MSc degree in 2008. Her research focuses on studying how animal interact with its environment and the impact of this environmental conditions on its behaviour and welfare, in addition to human animal interaction and its impact on animal welfare. Animals are subjected to stressors, in which they try to adapt with it through their behavioural responses, understanding such behavioural responses can help in reducing the impact of such stressors on animal welfare.

Curtin University, Australia

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Sustainability of animal use and demand for animal products

University of Bristol, UK

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John Webster MA, Vet MB, PhD, DVM (Hon) is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol. He was a founding member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council, where he established the concept of the “Five Freedoms” for assessment of animal welfare. He is a former President of both the Nutrition Society and the British Society for Animal Science. His publications include his two Animal Welfare books, 'A Cool Eye towards Eden' and 'Limping towards Eden' (Wiley) and the more recent' Animal Husbandry Regained: the place of farm animals in sustainable agriculture'. A new Animal Welfare book, ‘Understanding sentient minds- and why it matters’ will be published in 2022.

Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

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Interests: agricultural and livestock engineering; rural buildings; GHG emissions; agro-environmental sustainability; by-products, biomass and renewable energies

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Call for Abstracts

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Animals will be held from 29 November to 13 December 2021. IECA aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of global Sustainability and animals. All abstracts and presentations will be held online at https://ieca2021.sciforum.net/.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Climate change and effects on the sustainability of animal systems;
    • Sustainability of animal use and demand for animal products;
    • Sustainable animal welfare, ethics, policies and politics;
    • Sustainable animal health;
    • Sustainable animal feeding;
    • Smart technology and precision livestock farming.

    The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Animals (ISSN 2076-2615; Impact Factor: 2.752) with a 30% discount on the APCs.

    IECA 2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

    Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 30 September 2021 online at https://ieca2021.sciforum.net/. For accepted abstracts, the presentations can be submitted by 10 November 2021. The abstracts and presentations will be available on Sciforum for discussion during the time of the conference (29 November to 13 December 2021) and will be then published in the Journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum.

    We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. IECA 2021 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open-access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.



    Instructions for Authors

    Submission

    Submissions should be made by authors online by registering with https://ieca2021.sciforum.net/, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system.

    1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words) online on this website until 30 September 2021.
    2. The Conference Committee will notify the acceptance of the abstract by 11 October 2021.
    3. In case of acceptance, the author will be asked to submit a copy of their abstract (in Word, please follow the template attached) and a presentation in one of the following formats: poster presentation in PDF, or slides presentation in PDF or as a short video (max. 5 minutes) before 10 November 2021. Authors will receive a notification about the acceptance of their presentations by 20 November 2021.
    4. The abstracts and presentations will be available on sciforum.net for discussion and rating during the time of the conference, from 29 November to 13 December 2021.
    5. The open access journal Animals (Impact Factor 2.752) will publish a conference Special Issue. Conference participants are encouraged to submit a full paper to the dedicated Special Issue and will receive a 30% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC), in case their paper is accepted for publication after peer-review.
    Presentation Slides

    Authors can prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with their abstracts. Slides can be prepared the same way as for any traditional conference, avoiding to include any elements with copyright issues. They should be converted to PDF format before submission, and be submitted along with a copy of the accepted abstract by 10 November 2021.

    Video Presentations

    Authors are also encouraged to submit a video of their slides presentations. This is an unique way of presenting your work and discussing it with peers from all over the world. The video should be no longer than 5 minutes, avoiding to include any elements with copyright issues, and be prepared in one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). Videos should be submitted with a copy of the accepted abstract by 10 November 2021.

    Posters
    Authors that wish to present a poster must follow the following instructions: 1) The poster should be in PDF format; 2) The content of the poster should be a comprehensive presentation of your accepted submission; 3) No copyright issues with any elements in the poster. Posters should be submitted along with a copy of the accepted abstract by 10 November 2021.
    Copyright

    MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting to this conference, you retain the copyright of your work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish it online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your work to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

    Abstract Template

    Abstracts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission.

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