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Innovative and sustainable strategies to mitigate the impact of global change on helminth infections in ruminants

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288975

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 907 262,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 406

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

Objective

Infections with parasitic worms (nematodes and trematodes) represent a significant economic and welfare burden to the European ruminant livestock industry. The increasing prevalence of anthelmintic resistance means that current control programmes are costly and unsustainable in the long term. Recent changes in the epidemiology, seasonality and geographic distribution of helminth infections have been attributed to climate change. However, other changes in environment (e.g. land use) and in livestock farming, such as intensification and altered management practices, will also have an impact on helminth infections. Sustainable control of helminth infections in a changing world requires detailed knowledge of these interactions. GLOWORM will devise new, sustainable strategies for the effective control of ruminant helminthoses in the face of global change. We will: (1) optimise diagnosis, by developing novel, high-throughput diagnostic tests for mixed helminth infections, sub-clinical infections and anthelmintic resistance, (2) map, monitor and predict the impact of global change on parasite epidemiology, leading to spatial risk maps and improved forecasting of disease, (3) produce predictive models to identify optimal future intervention strategies, (4) identify and mitigate the economic impacts of infections and (5) involve end-users in the production and dissemination of detailed advice for effective worm control.
We will work together to develop a panel of innovative technologies and models to monitor and predict changing patterns of infection and disease, optimise the use of anthelmintics to limit the development and spread of drug resistance, and reduce the overall economic impact of helminth infections. GLOWORM will contribute to the continued productivity and profitability of European livestock farming by delivering new tools, strategies and recommendations for the monitoring, surveillance, and sustainable control of helminth infections in grazing livestock.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 414 000

Administrative Contact

Margo Baele (Dr.)

Participants (13)

AVIA-GIS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 319 978

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 146

SOCIETA PER L EPIDEMIOLOGIA E LAPREVENZIONE GIULLIO A MACCACARO IMPRESA SOCIALE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 322 120

LABOKLIN LABOR FUR KLINISCHE DIAGNOSTIK GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 147 002

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 000

MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 300 020

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 85 000

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 129 980

UNIFORM-AGRI BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 75 160

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 177 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288975

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 907 262,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 406

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium