Does emergency vaccination make sense as a supporting element in control of foot-and-mouth disease in Switzerland

Hadorn, D.; Dürr, Salome Esther; Thür, B.; Schwermer, H.; Clemenz, C.; Bruckner, L.; Perler, L.; Jemmi, T. (2013). Does emergency vaccination make sense as a supporting element in control of foot-and-mouth disease in Switzerland. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(7), pp. 399-404. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000481

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The outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Great Britain in 2001 let to discussions and especially emergency vaccination was deemed as an alternative to the culling of vast numbers of healthy animals. The project emergency vaccination for FMD in Switzerland was conducted to compare the effectiveness of conventional control strategies during a FMD outbreak alone and with ring vaccination of 3 km and 10 km, respectively. The results of this project showed that emergency vaccination conducted at the beginning of an epidemic was not favorable compared to conventional disease control strategy in Switzerland. In case of an advanced FMD epidemic, a 10 km ring vaccination could support the disease control in a positive way. However, the goal of emergency vaccination to save animal live can hardly be achieved due to actual legal basis and the consequent restriction measures within vaccination zones which will lead to welfare culling.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Dürr, Salome Esther

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2014 07:48

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2015 11:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000481

PubMed ID:

23823744

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.44896

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44896

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