ICAR Activity Insights (Quarter 2/2021)
Please by way of update find below a selection of ICAR activities of note from Quarter 2/2021.
In this issue:
Around 520 people registered to the 44th ICAR 2021 Annual Conference, virtually organised by CRV, where around 40 papers have been presented and a special webinar on “Animal-based indicators to promote welfare in dairy cows” has been jointly organised with IDF.
The pre-recorded videos of the presentations will be entirely made available in September on the ICAR site while the Abstracts and the PowerPoint presentations have been already made available in the ICAR site here
In the Board meeting held on 25-May-2021, the ICAR Board endorsed the
TheICAR DNA Working Group appointed some new members of the group:
have been nominated new members of the Group
has been appointed as a new member of the Group
ICAR webinars: the “Proficiency Test for milk laboratories” and the
The page collecting the ICAR Guidelines is available here
ICAR Claw Health Atlas
VÄXA ek. för (Sweden) and FABA Co-op (Finland) and Weatherbys Scientific(Ireland) successfully renewed their accreditation as ICAR DNA Data Interpretation Centres link to DNA DIC page. Presently, 21 laboratories are granted as an ICAR DNA Data Interpretation Centre (full list available here)
DNA STR- and SNP-based 2021 accreditation round
The accreditation round of genetic laboratories for the STR- and SNP-based parentage testing and SNP-based genotyping was opened in March an 15 laboratories applied to the ICAR accreditations. A first revision of the alreday provided documentation has already been done and the round is expected to be finalised in October
In the last three months, the following meters have been certified by