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TITLE Swine fever: vaccinating wild boars to keep pigs healthy   csfvaccine_wild_boar_en.pdf (3.43 MB)
Document ID LIB79
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 07/03/2005
Document reference CSFVACCINE
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Agriculture


Short description  CSFVACCINE & WILD BOAR aims to develop a complete package including:
· Epidemiological and economic (cost-benefit) models for CSF eradication in wild boars, based on current knowledge of their ecology, of how infection spreads in wild populations, and of the influence of immunisation and supportive measures
· An orally administrable marker vaccine conferring strong, long-lasting immunity and impaired for replication in the host – to be used preventively in wild boars and for emergency inoculations in domestic pigs
· The accompanying diagnostic assays
· Adapted vaccine baits suitable for young animals
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Classical swine fever (CSF) is a recurring disease afflicting pigs in Europe. The 1997 epizootic centred on the Netherlands resulted in the slaughter of 10 million pigs, at an estimated cost of over a billion euros. To control CSF, we need good models of its epidemiology and recurrence. Wild boars constitute a CSF reservoir, so an idea is to vaccinate wild boar populations to protect domestic pigs ...

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