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Commission approves €193 million to fight animal diseases in 2007

European Commission - IP/06/1368   12/10/2006

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IP/06/1368

Brussels, 12 October 2006

Commission approves €193 million to fight animal diseases in 2007

The European Commission has approved a financial package of €193 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases in 2007. The 155 programmes which were selected for EU funding will tackle animal diseases that impact both human and animal health. The large EU contribution towards these programmes reflects the high level of importance attached to disease eradication measures, for the protection of both animal and public health.

Markos Kyprianou, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, said: "Safeguarding animal health is an essential factor in ensuring food safety, and in avoiding the often devastating consequences that animal epidemics can have. The decision to allocate considerable resources to the fight against animal diseases shows the Commission’s unwavering commitment to this goal.”

Each year the Commission approves programmes for the eradication and monitoring of animal diseases, for the control of zoonoses such as salmonella and for the monitoring and eradication of TSEs. These approved programmes receive financial contributions from the EU.

Animal disease eradication programmes

For the year 2007, 61 programmes to eradicate 10 important animal diseases were submitted to the Commission, of which 47 have qualified for Community financial support. The total EU contribution to these programmes is €52,997,000.

Within this budget, diseases that might be transmitted to humans are prioritised. Significant sums are being spent on the eradication of brucellosis, tuberculosis and rabies. Following the success of the programmes in recent years which have virtually eradicated rabies in the western part of the EU, most of the activity in 2007 will be focused towards the east and in particular in the new Member States. €11,937,000 has been allocated to this task. Rabies spread by infected wildlife and the programmes aims at producing immunity in the wildlife by orally vaccinating them baits containing vaccine.

Zoonoses control programmes

A financial contribution of €9,117,000 to control zoonotic salmonella in poultry in 18 Member States has been allocated for 2007. Funding has been doubled for these programmes each year since 2005.

Avian influenza surveillance

Member States will also continue to carry out surveillance for avian influenza in poultry and wild birds in 2007 with financial assistance from the EU towards laboratory testing costs.

This surveillance is the most effective way to detect early outbreaks of both high and low pathogenic influenzas and was extremely useful in 2006, allowing early detection of avian influenza in wild birds before commercial flocks became infected.

BSE/TSE monitoring and eradication programmes

For the monitoring of TSEs, the Commission has agreed to make €88,463,000 available from the EU budget. It includes financial support from the Community that will be used to carry out rapid tests for the detection of TSE in cattle, sheep, goats and for the first time, deer and also discriminatory tests to exclude BSE in small ruminants. For BSE eradication programmes across Europe, the EU will give €5,400,000 in co-funding in 2007 down from €8,710,000 in 2006, reflecting the continuing decline in BSE cases.

Compulsory Scrapie eradication measures are in place, requiring the culling and/or genotyping of animals in infected flocks. Breeding programmes have also been established for TSE resistance in sheep. This year, €33,592,000 is being dedicated to the approved scrapie eradication programmes.

The complete list of the selected programmes and the maximum amount of the EU financial contribution adopted by the Commission can be found in the annexes.

Annex I
List of programmes for the eradication and monitoring of animal diseases

Rate and maximum amount of the Community financial contribution

Disease
Member State
Rate
Maximum amount (EUR)
Aujeszkys disease
Belgium
Spain
50%
50%
250 000
350 000
Bluetongue
Spain
France
Italy
Portugal
50%
50%
50%
50%
4 900 000
160 000
1 300 000
600 000
Bovine brucellosis
Spain
Ireland
Italy
Cyprus
Poland
Portugal
United Kingdom[1]
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
3 500 000
1 100 000
2 000 000
95 000
300 000
1 600 000
1 100 000
Bovine tuberculosis
Spain
Italy
Poland
Portugal
50%
50%
50%
50%
3 000 000
2 500 000
1 100 000
450 000
Classical swine fever
Germany
France
Luxembourg
Slovenia
Slovakia
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
800 000
500 000
35 000
25 000
400 000
Enzootic bovine leucosis
Estonia
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Portugal
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
20 000
400 000
35 000
135 000
2 300 000
225 000
Ovine and caprine brucellosis (B melitensis)
Greece
Spain
France
Italy
Cyprus
Portugal
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
650000
5000000
200000
4000000
120000
1600000
Poseidom[2]
France[3]
50%
50 000
Rabies
Czech Republic
Germany
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Hungary
Austria
Poland
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
50%
50%
50%
50%
50% own territory; 100% border areas
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
490 000
850 000
925 000
1 200 000
600 000
1 850 000
185 000
4 850 000
375 000
500 000
112 000
African swine fever/Classical swine fever
Italy
50%
140 000
Swine vesicular disease
Italy
50%
120 000
Avian influenza
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
Greece
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Cyprus
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Hungary
Malta
Netherlands
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
Sweden
United Kingdom
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
66 000
74 000
160 000
243 000
40 000
42 000
82 000
280 000
59 000
510 000
15 000
15 000
12 000
10 000
110 000
5 000
126 000
42 000
87 000
121 000
32 000
21 000
27 000
130 000
275 000
TOTAL


55 581 000

ANNEX II
List of programmes of checks aimed at the prevention of zoonoses

Rate and maximum amount of the Community financial contribution

Zoonosis
Member State
Rate
Maximum amount
(EUR)
Salmonella
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
Greece
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Cyprus
Latvia
Hungary
Netherlands
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
660 000
330 000
250 000
175 000
27 000
60 000
2 000 000
875 000
175 000
320 000
40 000
60 000
60 000
1 350 000
80 000
2 000 000
450 000
205 000
TOTAL


9 117 000

ANNEX III
List of programmes for the monitoring of TSEs

Rate and maximum amount of the Community financial contribution


Disease
Member State
Rate rapid tests & discriminatory tests performed
Maximum amount
(EUR)
TSEs

Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
Greece
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Cyprus
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Hungary
Malta
Netherlands
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
Sweden
United Kingdom

100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
2 084 000
1 059 000
1 680 000
11 307 000
233 000
1 827 000
10 237 000
24 815 000
6 755 000
3 375 000
348 000
312 000
645 000
146 000
784 000
90 000
5 112 000
1 759 000
3 744 000
2 115 000
308 000
1 088 000
839 000
2 020 000
6 781 000

Total
89 463 000

ANNEX IV
List of programmes for the eradication of BSE

Rate and maximum amount of the Community financial contribution


Disease
Member State
Rate
Maximum amount (EUR)
BSE

Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
Greece
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
United Kingdom

50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling
50 % culling

50 000
750 000
51 000
500 000
98 000
750 000
713 000
50 000
800 000
150 000
100 000
60 000
48 000
328 000
305 000
25 000
250 000
25 000
347 000
Total
5 400 000

ANNEX V
List of programmes for the eradication of scrapie

Rate and amount of the Community financial contribution


Disease
Member State
Rate
Maximum amount (EUR)
Scrapie

Belgium
Czech Republic
Germany
Estonia
Greece
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Cyprus
Luxembourg
Hungary
Netherlands
Austria
Portugal
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
Sweden
United Kingdom

50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
50 % culling; 50% genotyping
99 000
107 000
927 000
13 000
1 306 000
5 374 000
8 862 000
629 000
3 076 000
2 200 000
28 000
332 000
543 000
14 000
716 000
83 000
279 000
11 000
6 000
9 178 000
Total
33 783 000


[1] United Kingdom only as regards Northern Ireland
[2] Heartwater, babesiosis and anaplasmosis transmitted by vector insects in the French overseas departments.
[3] France only as regards Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion


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