Call for Abstracts

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The Organizing Committee of 13th International Conference on Goats

A special Issue of Small Ruminant Research will be published based on the selected oral and poster presentations of the 13th International Conference on Goats, after a successful evaluation process”.

According to the decision of IGA, the workshops and round tables will not be held at the ICG 2022 virtual conference.

These will be held under the separate IGA programs in 2023 and will be part of the program under the next 14ICG.

The PPR Symposium is an exception.

Abstracts already submitted will be classified by the Scientific Committee in the sections of the ICG2022 virtual conference.

Taking into consideration that the conference will be held virtually, the IGA and the Organizer Committee provides the option to submit 4 abstracts into the system per each paid registered person.

According to the result of the judgement of the abstracts, abstracts made in max. 2 different topics per each registered person may be included among the oral presentations, whilst the other two may be poster presentations.

The evaluation of the already received abstracts begins on 15th June 2022, and due to the extension of the deadline to submit the abstracts until 10th July 2022, the judgement of the meanwhile received abstracts is going to be completed by 29th

Presentations are invited on the following topics related to the conference theme:

Scientific Program

Title of the Conference:

Goats for the Future Goat production in a changing environment

Session 1. Genetic traits to enhance goat efficiency

  • Characterization of local breeds
  • Population and landscape genetics
  • Genetic improvement of goats
  • Implementing new technologies

Session 2. Improving goat health

  • Monitoring and improving goat health
  • Managing udder health
  • Improving health and survival of kids
  • Infectious production-limiting diseases of adults
  • Control of parasitic diseases

Session 3. Goat cognition and welfare

  • Natural affective states of goats
  • Evaluating welfare on goat farms
  • Lameness – prevention and control
  • Welfare considerations of routine management procedures

Session 4. Feeding & nutrition

  • Water availability and quality
  • Low-cost and sustainable supplementation
  • Feeding behaviour in different ecosystems
  • The goat gastrointestinal microbiome
  • Plant secondary metabolites in goat nutrition
  • Kid nutrition and feeding
  • Diet as prevention and control of nutritional and metabolic diseases

Session 5. Production systems

  • Best practices in production systems to improve food security
  • Pastoralism
  • Precision agriculture in goat farming
  • Artificial intelligence, sensors and other technologies
  • Interface between wildlife and goat herding

Session 6. Environment, climate change and goats

  • Environmental stress factors
  • Mitigation of greenhouse emission
  • Environmental sustainability of goat production
  • Goat resilience to climate changes

Session 7. Recent research and advances in goat products

  • Small scale, large-scale and organic processing
  • Omics approach to improve goat product quality
  • Goat milk microbiome
  • Benefits of dairy and meat products to human health
  • Public health risks from goat food products
  • Non-food products (hair, cosmeticts, etc.)

Session 8. Goat reproduction management

  • Management in extensive vs. intensive system
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Maintenance and management of local breeds and populations
  • Reproductive management programmes

Session 9. Symposium on PPR

“Global eradication of PPR by 2030:  where are we at?”

  • Socio-economic impact of PPR and eradication
  • Vaccination strategies and incorporating episystems approach
  • Advances in penside diagnostics and vaccines
  • Wildlife and atypical hosts – impact on PPR eradication
  • The PPR GEP and opportunities to control other infectious diseases of small ruminants (e.g. CCCP, goat pox, bluetongue, FMD)
  • How is PPR affecting training of veterinary services and vice versa


Abstract submission

Interested applicants must submit an abstract for oral presentation or poster via

 an online registration system

no later than 10 July 2022.

Authors should indicate their preference for presentation type (oral or poster) and indicate which topic (listed above) their paper addresses. One person can submit two presentation as presenting author. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

The official language of the conference is English.

Title must not exceed 250 characters, spaces included.

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words in length excluding title, authors and affiliations. Please make sure that maximum one table /or figure are presented in the abstract. Abstracts will include a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, the results, and the author’s discussion and conclusions. Results should be presented and discussed in sufficient detail to support conclusions drawn. In case of use of specific acronyms, they will be explained the first time that are used. Abstracts not supported by data will be rejected.

Save as .doc, .docx or .rtf file, with the file name of the presenting author (e.g.: Kukovics.doc).

Reviewers will reject abstracts that are not supported by data. Reviewers will decide whether abstracts are accepted (with amendments or revision, if necessary) and, if accepted, whether they should be oral presentations or posters. They will also assign oral presentations to the most appropriate sessions of the conference, and they will select abstracts for full paper presentations.
Decisions made by the Scientific Committee about acceptance/rejection of the abstracts is final.

Please, click here to download the ICG2022 Abstract Guidelines with sample in Microsoft Word .docx

Information about the final decision will be sent via e-mail no later than 10 August 2022. All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book.

Based on the reviewers’ proposals the Scientific Committee will make the final selection of abstracts to develop full paper versions to be published. We are planning to offer selected full papers in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, “Small Ruminant Research”


Important dates:

10 July 2022  –  Deadline for abstracts submission

10 August 2022  –  Notification of abstracts



Online registration and abstract submission