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  • Two new vaccine candidates that could differentiate between vaccinated and infected animals and contribute to the goal of global eradication of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) have been developed by researchers at The Pirbright Institute. In a study published in Viruses, researchers explored ways to create live attenuated DIVA (Differentiating Infected from Vaccinated Animals) […]
  • Collaborative research led by the University of Kent has found the prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. across dairy cattle farms in Western Europe to be greater than previously thought. The study, published in Microorganisms, suggests cattle as a possible carrier of zoonotic Cryptosporidium parvum subtypes, which could pose a threat to human health. Samples were collected […]
  • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) investigated if and to what degree mortality and production data could signal possible outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on duck farms. The results, published in Pathogens, could be used to provide guidelines to farmers and veterinarians to report suspected outbreaks. Data was collected on the daily mortality, egg production, […]