Impact story

Healthy livestock farming

The prevention and control of animal diseases helps to ensure healthy livestock farming and reduces the risk of infection among humans. Effective diagnostics of animal diseases is an essential part of this.

300,000 tests per year

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research can carry out 300 different tests to show the presence of animal diseases. As the national reference laboratory for notifiable animal diseases in the Netherlands we perform 300,000 tests per year on horses, livestock, wild fauna, fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Of these, about 7,000 tests are used when there is a suspicion of a highly infectious disease with a disclosure requirement.

Available 24/7

We are available 24/7 for diagnostics in the event of suspicion of important notifiable animal diseases. This enables a quick and effective response to animal diseases to ensure that the consequences for animal and public health remain as limited as possible.

Thanks to effective disease control, research and diagnostics many animal diseases are no longer present in the Netherlands.