Enhanced and cost-effective bioSecurity in livestock production

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2026
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary epidemiology
    • Veterinary herd health management
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
biosecurity epidemiology infection prevention pigs poultry cattle
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Project description

BioSecure will 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. This will be achieved by:

  • Setting up and facilitating a multi actor stakeholder forum to support interactive knowledge exchange, bottom-up behavioural change and uptake of the key exploitable results.
  • Collecting existing biosecurity intelligence throughout the livestock production chain and creating biosecurity risk maps at an EU level for improving future risk analysis.
  • Quantifying the impact of biosecurity practices through quantitative risk assessment and mathematical models as tools to quantify the probability of introduction and spread of pathogens at farm and sector level.
  • Improving and extending biosecurity scoring tools for accurate measuring the level of biosecurity and providing adapted and science based advise.
  • Evaluation and improvement of biosecurity measures through experiments and field studies.
  • Assessing the socio-economic impact of biosecurity measures at farm level and beyond.
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