The objective is:
To increase knowledge on EMC and improving diagnosis in order to differentiate between EMCV and FMD so that in case of epidemics unnecessary restrictions in animal trade can be avoided.
Specific objectives are:
- To evaluate the pathogenicity and virulence of European EMCV strains for young pigs and pregnant sows by experimental infections.
- To define the possible spread of EMC within and between herds.
- The molecular and antigenetic caracterisation of EMCV strains.
- To improve diagnostic tests by the development of new reliable and safe laboratory assays.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
546 27 Thessaloniki
540 06 Thessaloniki
RG20 7NN Newbury