To prevent animal diseases the use of vaccines is one of the most powerful options. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research has extensive experience in the field of vaccine development.
In the past we have developed a number of very successful vaccines against, for example, Aujeszky and Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis. As contract research organisation we develop vaccines against viral and bacterial diseases together with external parties.
Vaccinated and naturally infected animals
The biggest drawback of vaccination is that vaccinated animals and products can normally not be distinguished from natural infected ones, which hampers the actual control of the disease and the trade in animal products.
Our institute is leading in developing so-called DIVA vaccines. DIVA vaccines do not have this disadvantage because for these vaccines diagnostics are developed that can distinguish between vaccinated and naturally infected animals.