CRO Pathogens Wageningen Bioveterinary Research


Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) secures animal and public health through research into veterinary infectious diseases as well as zoonoses. There is broad expertise available on notifiable, zoonotic and endemic pathogens that threaten veterinary and public health. And we have a broad collection of pathogens.

Available animal models

For many of these pathogens, animal models are available that can be supported by extensive knowledge of microbiology, immunology and pathology. The tables below list pathogens for which animal models are available.

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Please feel free to contact the experts of our contract research organization (CRO) if you have a question concerning pathogens.


Viruses Bacteria TSE / Parasites
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Mycobacterium bovis Bovine spongiform Encephalopathy
Classical Swine Fever Virus Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) Scrapie
African Swine Fever Virus Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase producing organisms Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
Avian Influenza Virus Chlamydia psittacosis
Blue Tongue Virus Campylobacter spp. Eimeria / coccidiosis
Lumpy Skin Disease Virus Mycobacterium paratuberculosis Toxoplasma gondii
Newcastle Disease Virus Mycobacterium avium
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) Streptococcus suis
Rabies Virus Streptococcus uberis
African Horse Sickness Virus Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP)
Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus Escherichia coli
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Staphylococcus aureus
Hepatitis E Virus Salmonella spp.
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus Clostridium difficile (dysbiosis)
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Streptococcus pneumoniae
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV)
Rift Valley Fever Virus
Schmallenberg Virus
Shuni Virus
Swine Influenza Virus
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus
Marek Virus
Infectious Bronchitis Virus


Clostridium difficile + Eimeria

Is your pathogen not listed?

If your pathogen of interest is not listed, please contact our experts Riks Maas (virological pathogens) or Annet Velthuis (bacterial pathogens). Due to our broad expertise, we can facilitate the fast development of custom made animal models.