Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is integral part of the crisis organisation when outbreaks of animal diseases occur in the Netherlands. The institute plays both an executing and an advisory role.
In case of suspicion of certain animal diseases, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research operates on a 24 hours a day – 7 days a week basis for diagnostic testing. As soon as an outbreak of a notifiable contagious disease is confirmed, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research operates at contingency level. The institute plays both an executive as advisory role towards the Dutch authorities. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is capable of carrying out large quantities of diagnostic tests by taking advantage of large capacity robotic testing equipment. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research has extensive experience with scaling up of test capacities during outbreaks.
Short survey of the last years:
|1990||Classical swine fever|
|1992||Classical swine fever|
|1994||Swine vesicular disease|
|1997-1998||Classical swine fever|
|2001||Foot and mouth disease|
|2003||AI (Fowl plague)|
|2006||AI, Classical swine fever, Bluetongue|