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Animal Diseases - Eradication and Monitoring Programmes


Eradication and monitoring programmes aim at progressively eliminating animal diseases that are endemic in certain areas of the Community. They also include checks aimed at the prevention of zoonoses.


The programmes include a wide range of measures including vaccination, testing of animals, compensation for slaughtering or culling, treatment.

Diseases covered:

  • Group 1  Endemic diseases, subject to mandatory or voluntary control and/or eradication measures on a herd or flock basis:

  • Bovine tuberculosis
  • Bovine brucellosis
  • IBR/IPV (Artificial Insemination + embryo units)
  • Ovine and caprine brucellosis (B. melitensis)
  • Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL)
  • Aujeszky's disease
  • Salmonella pullorum
  • Salmonella gallinarum
  • Anthrax
  • Maedi/Visna and CAEV
  • IBR/IPV (other types of enterprise)
  • Johnes disease (paratuberculosis)
  • Mycoplasma gallisepticum
  • CBPP
  • African swine fever
  • swine vesicular disease
  • endemic classical swine fever
  • Infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN)
  • Heartwater, babesiosis and anaplasmosis transmited by vector insects in the French overseas departments
  • Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA)
  • Bluetongue in endemic or high risk areas
  • Group 2  Zoonoses or epizootics not covered elsewhere measures on a herd or flock basis:

  • Rabies
  • Echinococcosis
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or any other slow developing diseas
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