UCD CVERA Statement of Strategy 2017-20
During the past six months, a strategic review of CVERA has taken place in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and other principal stakeholders. As a result of the review, CVERA has developed clearly defined strategic goals, objectives and expected outcomes for the medium term. These are presented in the CVERA Statement of Strategy 2017-20. Three priority areas have been identified for immediate action, including the establishment of an independent management board, the introduction of systems to improve task management within CVERA, and a communications plan.
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UCD CVERA has produced and contributed to a wide variety of reports. These include the Biennial Report series (2004 to date), The Selected Papers series (1990-2004) and other reports on specific issues relating to animal health and welfare in Ireland.
The Biennial Report is released every two years. The Report provides details of ongoing or completed work conducted by, or in association with, staff from The UCD Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (UCD CVERA) and The TB Diagnostics and Immunology Research Laboratory during the previous two years.
To view previous editions of the Biennial Reports, please visit the Biennial Report page which can be found here or the UCD CVERA collection in the UCD Research Repository.
Click to download the Biennial Report 2016/2017
Click to download the Biennial Report 2014/2015
Click to download the Biennial Report 2012/2013
Click to download the Biennial Report 2010/2011
Click to download the Biennial Report 2008/2009
Click to download the Biennial Report 2006/2007
Click to download the Biennial Report 2004/2005
Between 1990 and 2004, UCD CVERA published the Selected Papers either annually or biennially. The Selected Papers cover a wide range of issues relating to bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and are an invaluable insight into UCD CVERA's research from 1990 to 2004. To view the Selected Papers, please visit the UCD CVERA collection in the UCD Research Repository which can be found here.
UCD CVERA has contributed to a number of reports over the years. These include:
Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (2004) The impact of badger removal on the control of tuberculosis in cattle herds in Ireland. A report to the Minister of Agriculture and Food. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. [View in the UCD CVERA collection]
Collins, J., Hanlon, A., More, S., Wall, P., Duggan, V. (2010) Challenges and Solutions to Support Good Equine Welfare Practice in Ireland. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. [View in the UCD CVERA collection]
Magalhães-Sant'Ana, M., More, S., Morton, D.B., Osborne, M., Hanlon, A.J. (2016) Current and future ethical challenges facing the veterinary profession in Ireland. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. [View in the UCD CVERA collection]
Devitt, C., Hanlon, A., More, S., Kelly, P., Blake, M. (2018) Challenges and solutions to supporting farm animal welfare in Ireland - responding to the human element. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
[Download the Challenges and solutions to supporting farm animal welfare report]