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External Organisations

  • Centrum voor Onderzoek in Diergeneeskunde en Agrochemie (CODA), Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (VAR), , Belgium
  • The Institute for Animal Health (IAH), United Kingdom
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, Centraal Veterinair Instituut, Netherlands
  • Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), Italy
  • Friedrich Loeffler Institut - Bundesforschungsinstitut fuer Tiergesundheit (FLI), Germany
  • Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), India
  • Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute (LVRI), China
  • Fundacion para la interaccion de los sistemas productivo, educativo, cientifico-tecnologico, Foundation for Interaction between Enterprises and Education, Scientific-Technological Sector, , Argentina
  • Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Aliments (AFSSA), France
  • Eidgenossiches Volkswirtschafts-departement, Federal department of Economic Affairs (FDEA), , Switzerland
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Kimron Veterinary Institute (KVI), , Israel
  • University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Merial S.A.S., France

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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the world's most infectious diseases of livestock and continues to pose a significant threat to endemic and free regions alike. The impact of FMD on society and international trade is high, thereby demanding stringent prevention, surveillance and control plans taken up in crisis preparedness plans. On the other hand, there is a global increased demand for animal welfare and ethical considerations necessitating a decreased reliance on eradication af animals to control FMD virus (FMDV) spread, and on the use of animals for the regulatory testing of veterinary products. The project seeks to balance these apparently contracting viewpoints by addressing specific gaps in our knowledge on all aspects of FMD control to enable implementation of enhanced animal-sparing vaccine-based control strategies tailored to the needs of free and endemic settings. Consequently, four main objectives have been identified, including (i) the improvement of the quality of existing FMD vaccines and diagnostics, (ii) the refinement and replacement of in vivo FMD vaccine quality tests, (iii) the development of new generation FMD vaccines and diagnostics by applying cutting edge technologies, (iv) the enhancement of our knowledge on FMDV spread and transmission following the use of high-potency monovalent or multivalent vaccines. The role of wildlife (buffalo. gazelles and wild boar) in FMDV maintenance and transmission will also be investigated. The project consists of seven different, yet interlinked, work packages (WP) each addressing one of the items listed in the Work Programme topic KBBE-2008-1-3-02, and led by renowned WP leaders with years of relevant experience in the field of FMD. As such, significant progress towards the objectives of the Community's Animal Health Strategy (2007-2013), the European Technology Platform for Global Animal Health, and the Global Roadmap for improving the Tools to Control FMD in Endemic Settings will be achieved.
StatusCurrent
Period01/04/0930/06/12
Financing sourceForsk. EU - Rammeprogram
Research programmeForsk. EU - Rammeprogram
Amount226,625.00 Danish kroner
Project ID22385
External project ID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/226556
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