Diseases do not stop at the border. The threat of exotic diseases infecting our livestock is increasing. The need of joint forces to fight animal diseases becomes more and more important, both national and international. Collective international investment in the development of means and control strategies is seen more often. The need for exchange of knowledge and insights is internationally recognized. It increases the possibilities of fighting and controlling animal diseases and also contributes to a more effective way of using limited means. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research strives for an active participation in national and international collaboration.
National knowledge chain
In the Netherlands, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research works together with the Department of Veterinary Science at Utrecht University and the Animal Health Service in the ‘Knowledge chain of infectious animal diseases’. As a result, optimum use is made of all of the veterinary knowledge in the Netherlands, ranging from information taken from the field to academic research. Moreover, the separate groups of experts and staff participate in a large and diverse number of international networks. This guarantees that knowledge is used effectively and efficiently and that government and commercial organisations are fully supported in their efforts to combat animal diseases.
Immuno Valley is a business driven public-private consortium of over forty scientific and business partners. Operating at the interface of human and animal health, Immuno Valley is the premier One Health consortium for recognising science and business opportunities and combining R&D expertise in the field of infectious diseases.
Because of the importance of the international aspects of animal diseases Wageningen Bioveterinary Research stimulates actively the participation of employees in international networks of excellence. The institute also invests in coordinating roles in international authoritative projects.