Enhanced and cost-effective biosecurity in livestock production

Project Details


Given the multitude of interactions between animals, humans and production systems, a thorough understanding of infection transmission routes is key in designing good biosecurity measures. Transmission can occur via direct contact but also through a range of indirect routes such as clothing, footwear, contaminated vehicles, air etc. Although all these routes have been described, their relative importance and therefore the importance of the linked biosecurity measures are still poorly understood. Consequently, many of the current biosecurity guidelines are based on empirical evidence making it difficult to rank measures by importance.
The overarching goal of BioSecure is to improve the capacity for key actors and decision-makers in livestock farming to understand, prioritise and implement evidence-based, cost-effective and sustainable biosecurity management systems in current and future terrestrial livestock production chains for pigs, poultry, cattle and small ruminants.
Effective start/end date1/01/2331/12/26

Collaborative partners

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Universiteit Gent (lead)
  • TEAGASC- Agriculture and Food Development Authority
  • University of Copenhagen - Koslashbenhavns universitet
  • Statens Veterinärmedicinska Anstalt
  • Animal Health Ireland Initiative (AHI)
  • PigCHAMP Pro Europa S.A.
  • Biocheck.Gent (Biocheck)
  • University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (USAMV)
  • Eesti Maaulikool (EMU)
  • University of Bologna
  • Allatorvostudomanyi Egyetem - University of Veterinary Medicine (UVMB)
  • Simherd AS
  • University of Utrecht
  • Kreavet BV
  • Institut National de Recherche Pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement
  • Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse


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