Bovine tuberculosis surveillance alternatives in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-11-2022 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Belgium obtained the bovine tuberculosis (bTB) officially free status in 2003 (EC Decision 200¾67/EC). This study was carried out to evaluate the components of the current bTB surveillance program in Belgium and to determine the sensitivity of this program. Secondly, alternatives to optimize the bTB surveillance in accordance with European legislation (Council Directive 64/432/EEC) were evaluated. Separate scenario trees were designed for each active surveillance component of the bTB surveillance program. Data from 2005 to 2009 regarding cattle population, movement and surveillance were c…

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