Animal tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that mainly affects cows, goats and some wild mammals, causing a high economic and social impact on the livestock sector and also posing a risk of infection for people. For years, Spain and France have been fighting this disease to avoid losses in productivity and genetic value, in addition to restricting movements and trade in animal products.
Although the prevalence of the disease is low in the transpyrenean region, outbreaks continue to appear on farms on both sides of the border and local eradication programs represent a high economic cost, in addition to the mistrust that is generated about its effectiveness by the sector. rancher.
Faced with this problem, the INNOTUB project will create and consolidate a multidisciplinary cross-border network to reinforce links and create synergies between the different actors involved in animal tuberculosis control programs in the Transpyrenean region. The project is coordinated by the Center for Research in Animal Health (CReSA) of the Institute of Research and Agro-Food Technology (IRTA) and has the participation of the French Agency for Food, Safety and Environmental and Occupational Health (ANSES), the Basque Agricultural Research and Development (NEIKER), the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
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