Quantitative decision making in animal health surveillance: Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance in Belgium as case study.

Last updated on 20-1-2022 by Mickael Cargnel

Peer reviewed scientific article





Despite eradication and control measures applied across Europe, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) remains a constant threat. In Belgium, after several years of official bTB-free status, routine movement testing, as currently practiced, revealed itself inadequate to detect some herds affected by sporadic breakdowns. The aim of this study was to assess different surveillance system components that strike a balance between cost and effectiveness and to identify sustainable alternatives, which substantiate a bTB-free claim while ensuring early detection and acceptance by various animal health stakehold…

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