Animal Diseases

Animal diseases

Animal diseases can be a threat to both animal and human health. We aim to provide early warning systems, expert consultancy and diagnostic services for animal diseases.

We also aim to rapidly control and eradicate diseases when they are present. Many of our research projects are carried out in collaboration with other organisations. We conduct research on the following diseases in order to control animal diseases that are subject to statutory control. We also conduct research on the causative agents of these diseases.


Prion diseases


Bacterial diseases 

  • American foulbrood   
  • Anthrax
  • Botulism   
  • Brucellosis   
  • Clostridium infections   
  • Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia   
  • Contagious equine metritis   
  • Contagious lymphadenitis  
  • Ehrlichiosis  
  • Fowl cholera 
  • Leptospirosis   
  • Malleus   
  • Mycobacterial infections   
  • Mycoplasma infections   
  • (Para) tuberculosis  
  • Psittacosis  
  • Q fever   
  • Streptococcus suis
  • Swine erysipelas   
  • Tuberculosis  
  • Tularaemia 

Antimicrobial resistance