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Record number 424993
Title Classical Swine Fever and Avian Influenza epidemcis: Lessons learned
Author(s) Elbers, A.R.; Loeffen, W.L.A.; Koch, G.
Source Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift 125 (2012)1/2. - ISSN 0005-9366 - p. 21 - 26.
Department(s) CVI Diagnostics and Crisis
CVI Virology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) clinical signs - h7n7 epidemic - wild boar - decision-support - outbreaks - netherlands - virus - diagnosis - europe - performance
Abstract This publication is based on a talk which was held in the course of the spring symposium „Impfen statt Keulen“ of the Akademie für Tiergesundheit (AfT) 2011 in Wiesbaden-Naurod. Experience with recent large-scale epidemics of Classical Swine Fever and Avian Influenza – among others in the Netherlands – have teached us several lessons that should prepare us better for future outbreaks. Among others, improving early detection of outbreaks – by using syndrome surveillance systems – is a key factor, in which farmers and veterinary practitioners have an imminent role. A major step in this respect is facilitation of the use of exclusion diagnostics without closing down the farm in clinical situations with non-specific clinical signs observed in sick animals. The hesitance of farmers and veterinary practitioners to report a suspect clinical situation on a livestock farm and how to facilitate that process is another major issue. Furthermore, the importance of communication between the field and the laboratory with respect to post mortem examination will be highlighted, and the need for outbreak simulation exercises with neighbouring countries in order to be better prepared, will be discussed.
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