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Dairy products in Mediterranean sheep populations: quantification of scrapie risk

Objective

In the Mediterranean area the dairy sheep industry represents a strategic sector within the agricultural and food economy. In the E.U. one of the main problem about alimentary safety is related to trasmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). Scrapie is one of the TSEs and is a fatal brain disease of sheep and goats. Genetics have shown that it is possible to identify resistant or susceptible sheep to TSEs by testing the animal DNA. An integrated set of research tasks will be carried out to quantify the presence of scrapie-susceptible genotypes in milk basing on the current knowledge about scrapie's genetic background.

The project aims to develop new analytical tools to assess and quantify scrapie risk in sheep dairy products in the Mediterranean area and to implement their application by SMEs throughout the production chain. The scientific work will be performed by the RTDs which will also prepare suitable analytical protocols for application in the SME production context.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COLL
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Funding Scheme

Collective - SMEs-Collective research projects

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Address
Viale Forlanini 23
Milano
Italy

Participants (12)

AGENZIA PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA DELLA REGIONAE AUTONOMA DELLA SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
S.s. Sassari-fertilia Km. 18.600
Sassari
AGRIEXPORT SARDEGNA SOC.COOP.
Italy
Address
Via Dei Casari 1- Frazione Chilivani
Ozieri-ss
ARISTOTELE UNIVERITY OF THESSALONIKI SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Greece
Address
University Campus -Administration Building
Thessaloniki
CHIOS SHEEP BREEDERS' COOPERATIVE MACEDONIA
Greece
Address
7Th Km Old National Road Thessalonikis-kilkis Box: 376
Ionia Thessaloniki
CONSEJO REGULADOR DE LA DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN "QUESO ZAMORANO"
Spain
Address
Ramos Carrion 11
Zamora
CONSORZIO PER LA TUTELA DEL FORMAGGIO PECORINO ROMANO
Italy
Address
C.so Umberto I 226
Macomer
F.LLI PINNA INDUSTRIA CASEARIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via F.lli Chighine 9
Thiesi
HIJOS DE SALVADOR RODRIGUEZ S.A.
Spain
Address
Carretera Mozar 1
Sta. Cristina De La Polverosa
ISTITUTO ZOOTECNICO CASEARIO PER LA SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
S.s. Sassari-fertilia Km 18,6
Olmedo
QUESOS CAMPOSTERA S.L.
Spain
Address
Camino Villalobos 8/A
Villalpando
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Facultad 25
Leon
UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
Address
Svetosimunska 25
Zagreb