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Development, enhancement and complementation of animal-sparing, foot-and-mouth disease vaccine-based control strategies for free and endemic regions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226556

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 085 961,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 863

Coordinated by:

CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA

Belgium

Objective

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 of 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, and (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.

Coordinator

CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA

Address

Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 671 131

Administrative Contact

Kris De Clercq (Dr.)

Participants (14)

THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 523 017

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 407 339

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRUNO UBERTINI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 600

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

Indian Immunologicals Ltd

India

EU Contribution

€ 11 040

LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

China

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

Fundación para la interacción de los sistemas productivo, educativo, científico-tecnológico

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 139 725

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 115 560

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 116 020

KIMRON VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 109 800

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 30 625

MERIAL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 006

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226556

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 085 961,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 863

Coordinated by:

CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA

Belgium