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The role of wildlife in the epidemiology of mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in domestic ruminants in Europe (PARA-TB TRANSMISSION)

Objective

Recently non-ruminant wildlife species have been shown to harbour and excreteM.a.paratuberculosis (paraTB), a disease, which causes significant losses in domestic ruminants across Europe. The European wildlife host range and their role in the epidemiology of paraTB in domestic ruminants are unknown. The objectives of this proposal are 1. Identify the wildlife species that harbour paraTB across Europe 2. Identify potential routes of paraTB transmission from wildlife to domestic ruminants 3. Identify management tools to control paraTB in domestic ruminants. Field ecology and bacteriology techniques will be combined to parameterise and develop epidemiological models of paraTB in domestic and wild hosts. The models will be used to identify high-risk routes of transmission that may be targeted in disease control strategies and system specific farm and disease management practices that best control paraTB in farmed ruminants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
Address
Cleeve Gardens, Oakbank Road
PH1 1HF Perth
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

CIDC-LELYSTAD, CENTRAAL INSTITUUT DIERZIEKTE CONTROLE LELYSTAD
Netherlands
Address
Houtribweg 39
8221 RA Lelystad
MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ Penicuik
NATIONAL BEEF ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
The Firs, Blackmore Park Road
WR13 6PH Mathon-malvern
NATIONAL REFERENCE CENTRE EXPERTISECENTRUM LNV
Netherlands
Address
Galvanistraat 7
6710 BL Ede Gld
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
S/n,ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Hudcova 70
621 32 Brno