FKH Held 3rd ICAVETS Raising the Theme of the Role of Animal Health

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Brawijaya (FKH UB) held the 3rd International Conference on Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (ICAVETS) in 2022 virtually, Wednesday (27/7/2022).

The theme raised “Animal health as an environmental change alarm and pathogen dynamic sentinels in global health and disease prevention” which started from the idea of ​​animal health as a sensitive indicator of environmental hazards and providing an early warning system for veterinary and human public health interventions. This theme focuses on environmental issues and the role of animal health as an indicator and predictor of the emergence of infectious diseases between animals and humans in the future

This year’s ICAVETS presented four speakers, the first is Associate Professor Ricardo Soares Magalhaes from the School of Veterinary Science Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland Australia who brought the topic “Research horizons towards One Health surveillance and response to environmentally driven zoonoses”. The second speaker from FKH UB is drh. Gretania Residiwati, M.Sc., who explained about “Global warming and transferable disease: should we reduce our meat consumption?”

Next is the student representative of Wildlife Improve Study Group of “Kelelawar” of FKH UB, namely RR Azalia Nur Harnandita Satyawan who presented about “Amateur scientist contribution to urban wildlife health”. The last speaker from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) United Kingdom, Christida Estu Wastika, DVM., PhD., who brought the topic “Zoonotic virus surveillance”

In addition to the speakers above, at the 3rd ICAVETS 2022 there were five finalist student teams who successfully advanced to the final paper competition presentation and three teams that were declared to have passed the poster competition final judging. The jury invited to this event included Associate Professor Le Thanh Hien (Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Nong Lam University Vietnam), Dr. Lavina Gracia M. Ramirez (College of Veterinary Medicine, Tarlac Agricultural University Philippines), Associate Professor Ricardo Soares (School of Veterinary Science Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland Australia), Christida Estu Wastika, DVM., PhD., (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom), and drh. Gretania Residiwati, M.Sc., Ph.D. (FKH UB).

I Dewa Gede Wicaksana Prabaswara and a joint team from Bogor Agricultural University, Udayana University, and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology won first place as well as favorite winner based on participant polls by carrying the paper title Preventhrees: Automatic Cattle Disease and Pain Early Warning System in 3 Steps Detection (Facial Expression, Pose Estimation, and Thermal Camera.)

The second place won by Marie-Louise G. Panganiban from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños with the paper titled A Comparative study of the light microscopic anatomy of Cacatua haematuropygia, C. Galerita, C. alba, and Probosciger aterrimus down feathers.

The third place was won by the  representatives of Polytechnic of Agriculture Development Yogyakarta-Magelang, Wahyu Mahfudin and the team with the paper entitled Utilization of Spirulina As Feed Additive on laying hen productivity. This year, ICAVETS gave additional winners, namely the first winner, which was won by Siti Mukharomah and the team from Wijaya Kusuma University, Surabaya, Indonesia, and the second runner-up was won by Atif Abrar and the team from Gono University-Bangladesh.

For the winners of the Poster Competition, Azhar Burhanuddin and the team from Universitas Airlangga Indonesia won the first place, while the second and favorite winners were won by Muhamad Nur Arifin and the team from the Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Brawijaya. The third place was occupied by Atif Abrar and the team from Gono University- Bangladesh.

The activity which was held through zoom meeting was opened directly by the Dean of FKH UB, drh. Dyah Ayu Oktaviani, M.Biotech and the chief executive of the activities, drh. Andreas Bandang H., M.VSc.

“The ICAVETS activity was held very successfully, this activity motivates students to express their aspirations and opinions on strategic issues in the field of science and technology, encourages students to express their potential in writing scientific papers and product innovations that are beneficial to the community as well as providing challenges for students in national and international competition,” said dr. Dyah Ayu Oktavianie, M. Biotech. as the Dean of FKH UB in closing the participants and speakers at the 3rd ICAVETS 2022.

This scientific conference for students was attended by hundreds of participants from various countries, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, and Australia. (FKH/RY/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).