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RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health. Carlos das Neves DVM PhD. Most abundant terrestrial mammal in the Arctic More than 6 million animals in the Arctic Major economical resource in the Arctic specially for indigenous communities

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RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health

Carlos das Neves

DVM PhD


  • Most abundant terrestrial mammal in the Arctic

  • More than 6 million animals in the Arctic

  • Major economical resource in the Arctic specially for indigenous communities

  • Central in social, cultural and historical traditions of indigenous peoples

  • Some subspecies threatened to extinction

  • Several diseases, some zoonotic already identified

  • Little specific education on reindeer health on Scandinavia

RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health

Why Reindeer health?


  • 4th step

  • long

  • lasting

  • projects

  • 3rd stepincrease

  • Reindeer health

  • education

  • 2nd stepnetwork and

  • make knowledge available

  • to 3rd parties (NGOs, students, SME)

  • 1st stepunderstand and link the

  • role of pathogens in Rangiferhealth

  • individual and herd health

  • human health (zoonotic diseases)

  • ecosystem health (spillover to sympatric species)

RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health

NETWORK GOALS

STEP-BY-STEP


Tromsø – 3 res + 4 stud – Virology, bacteriology and Immunology

Oslo – 1 res – Reproduction and obstetrics

Fairbanks - 2 res + 4 stu - Nutrition, plant-animal interaction, climate and health changes

Uppsala – 2 res + 3 stud – nutrition, welfare, radioactive contamination

Oulu - 1 res + 3 stud – Pathology, management and surveillance, parasitology, bacteriology

Keldur - 1 res - parasitology

Ås – 1 res + 2 stud – Nutrition and calving

Calgary- 11 res + 7 stu - Parasitology, bacteriology, virology, management and welfare

Nuuk- 1 res + 2 stu - Caribou and muscox health

Uppsala - 2 res + 3 stud – Pathology, management and surveillance, parasitology, bacteriology, virology

Egilsstaðir - 1 res + 3 stud – population health, GPS tracking

Tromsø – 2 res - Pathology

Oslo – 2 res + 1 stud – Pathology, management, parasitology, bacteriology, virology

Anchorage - 6 res + 4 stu - Management and surveillance, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, nutrition and welfare

RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health

PARTNERS


RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health

WORK PACKAGES and TIMEFRAME

  • WP4 Organization of a course for PhD/Master students on reindeer health

  • WP1 Launching meeting for RANGIFER HEALTH Tromsø

  • WP5 RANGIFER HEALTH annual seminars

  • WP2 Establish a web platform for networking and website for scientific and public information

  • WP6 PhD/Master students scholarships program

  • WP3Make a detailed assessment of present research and future needs in reindeer health investigation in the Nordic region as a tool to better establish new cooperative projects

  • WP7 Mobility program for researchers

  • WP8RANGIFER HEALTH and society

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WP1

WP2

WP2

WP3

WP5

WP5

WP4

WP4

WP4

WP4

WP6 / 7

WP8

2013

2010

2011

2012


Reindeer health an issue with implications from pole….

…. To pole!

THANK YOU

TUSEN TAKK

RANFIGER HEALTH: Scientific and educational cooperation in reindeer health


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