Sinergia Animal supports academics to conduct studies about animal welfare and public health
The project is funded by the Tiny Beam Fund
Following its mission to be a science-based organization, Sinergia Animal started to collaborate with academic institutions to conduct scientific research, help organise events, and boost local knowledge about farmed animal welfare and related issues. The work is funded by the Tiny Beam Fund’s Fueling Advocates Initiative Grant. So far, the following projects have been carried out:
Research aimed to detect Salmonella and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in eggs obtained from different systems.
Thanks to the FAI Grant, Sinergia funded a study with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Universitas Gadjah Mada, in Indonesia. The results were presented at the 3rd International Symposium for Global Physiology 2022, where the paper was selected for publication in a Scopus-indexed journal and is currently under review.
An agreement was signed with the University of Chile’s (INTA Chile) Institute of Nutrition and Technology of Food. The researchers have finished the sample processing and are currently writing a manuscript to submit to a peer-reviewed journal.
Further collaborations with prominent academic institutions are being negotiated in Colombia and Argentina.
Building relationships with academics in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
A Latin American Workshop on Animal Welfare took place on May 28, 2022. The event gathered seven leading specialists in Animal Welfare from Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, and Chile alongside a renowned expert from Canada. Almost 480 veterinarians, animal scientists, academics, and students from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Perú, and Uruguay joined the online event. Many of them expressed an interest in working on animal welfare-related research projects in the future.
In Southeast Asia, members of our local teams had meetings with renowned academics from Indonesia and Thailand. In addition, they attended animal welfare and food industry events to establish contacts with more academics and researchers working in the fields of animal welfare and public health.
Sinergia Animal strongly believes that this is an important field to explore and will continue to build relationships with academics and support new research projects that address topics of critical interest to the animal advocacy movement.