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Crisis organisation

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is integral part of the crisis organisation when outbreaks of animal diseases occur in the Netherlands. The institute plays both an executing and an advisory role.

In case of suspicion of certain animal diseases, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research operates on a 24 hours a day – 7 days a week basis for diagnostic testing. As soon as an outbreak of a notifiable contagious disease is confirmed, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research operates at contingency level. The institute plays both an executive as advisory role towards the Dutch authorities. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is capable of carrying out large quantities of diagnostic tests by taking advantage of large capacity robotic testing equipment. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research has extensive experience with scaling up of test capacities during outbreaks.

Short survey of the last years:


1990 Classical swine fever
1992 Classical swine fever
1994 Swine vesicular disease
1997-1998 Classical swine fever
2001-2003 BSE
2001 Foot and mouth disease
2001 Anthrax
2003 AI (Fowl plague)
2006 AI, Classical swine fever, Bluetongue
2007 Bluetongue
2009-2010 Q fever
2011-2012 Schmallenbergvirus