Workshop on the risks associated with animal botulism and ANIBOTNET final meeting

Le Maréchal, Caroline; Anniballi, Fabrizio; Bano, Luca; Tevell Aberg, A.; Lindström, Miia; Dorner, Martin B.; Hedeland, M.; Seyboldt, Christian; Koene, M.G.J.; Bilei, Stefano; Derman, Yagmur; Chemaly, Marianne


A workshop on the risks associated with animal botulism was held in Maisons-Alfort, France in March 2019. The objectives were to debate the public and animal health risks related to botulism, to disseminate the results obtained from the ANIBOTNET project to other European research teams that were not involved in the project and to other stakeholders, and finally to strengthen and broaden the existing research network on this topic. The workshop was divided into 4 sessions: public and animal health risks associated with botulism, a specific focus on risks associated with agricultural biogas plants, dissemination of ANIBOTNET results, and network development and future perspectives. In all, 58 delegates from 13 countries attended the workshop. A summary of the main topics and discussions during the workshop is presented here.