The field and laboratory work of the INNOTUB network continue

19 April 2021

Efficacy studies with autovaccines against tuberculosis in goats have recently been initiated. These vaccines have been developed jointly by Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries – Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal  (IRTA-CReSA) and Instituto Vasco de investigaciones agrarias (NEIKER), both partners of the INNOTUB network, within the framework of Action 6 of the project.

The Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (ENVT)and Universtat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)are conducting interviews in SW France and NE Spain to collect first-hand data on biosecurity practices in relation to bovine TB and farmer's perceptions regarding TB risk, control strategies, and communication (Actions 3 and 4 of the project, respectively).

The UAB continues to collect samples of micromammals in the areas of focus of Mycobacterium microti to achieve the objective of one of the activities set out in action 3 of the project. These samples are currently being analyzed by IRTA-CReSA and Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses). NEIKER is also sampling and analyzing these species, but near cattle farms where non-specific reactions were detected during the development of the tuberculosis eradication program.

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