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Acknowledgements

Editor:  Debra C Bourne (Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society)

Reviewers: Dolores Gavier-Widen (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden); Fabrizio De Massis (National Reference Centre for Epidemiology, Programming, Information and Risk Analysis, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "Giuseppe Caporale" (IZSAM), Italy); Heinrich Neubauer (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Germany); Menachem Banai (Kimron Veterinary Institute, Israeli State Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Israel); Averell H Sherker (National Institutes of Health, USA); Rajen Koshy ( National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), USA); Hendrik-Jan Roest (Central Veterinary Institute (CVI), The Netherlands); Dr Karen Stevenson (Moredun Research Institute, UK); Prof. Edoardo Pozio (Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy); Prof. Dickson Despommier PhD (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA); prof. dr. Frans van Knapen (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences - Veterinary Public Health, Utrecht University, The Netherlands); Jonas Klingstrom PhD (Smittskyddsinstitutet (Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control), Sweden); MVDr. Adela Sperlova (University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic); Gete Hestvik (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden); Dr Claude T Sabeta (OIE Rabies Reference Laboratory, ARC - Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa); Prof. Juan C. de la Torre PhD (The Scripps Research Institute, USA); Dr Louise Lohse ( National Veterinary Institute, Denmark), Maria-Halima Laaberki DVM PhD (VetAgro Sup, France); Prof. Elizabeth A. Innes (Moredun Research Institute, UK); Prof. Michael R. Hutchings (SRUC Rural Research, Education & Consulting, UK); Profesor Dr. D. Christian Gortázar Schmidt (SaBio-IREC, Spain).

Pictures have been kindly made available by: Dolores Gavier-Widen (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden); Biobest Laboratories Ltd.; National Wildlife Research Center, Taif, Saudi Arabia; Heikki Henttonen; SaBio-IREC.

The purpose of this volume is:

  • To provide information on diseases in wildlife in Europe, as background information to inform decision-making and the evaluation of results of new tests developed under the WildTech project.

Wildlife disease surveillance is crucial to safe-guarding biodiversity and reducing the impact of wildlife disease; wildlife can act as reservoirs of new and emerging infectious diseases which could impact upon the health and welfare of companion animals, livestock and Man. Effective surveillance is vital to facilitate the development of disease control and management strategies and this depends on the production of effective and rapid methods of disease diagnosis. The WildTech project has been established to develop technologies that can be utilised in disease surveillance in wild animal species; to advance epidemiological analysis and risk assessment using data produced through the project and incorporated into a wildlife disease data management system, and to develop a model framework for disease surveillance within Europe.

This four year EU funded (FP7) project which commenced in July 2009 is being led by the University of Nottingham, and Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society Limited is one of the 13 partners involved in the project.

Information collated on twenty focus priority pathogens and diseases and the priority wildlife hosts (wild boar, cervids, urban rodents and hares) has been entered into Wildpro and will provide detailed and comprehensive information to guide research, management and decision-making aspects of disease investigation and control.

For further information on WildTech see: WildTech - an Introduction

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The production of this volume of Wildpro is co-funded by the WildTech project. This project is supported by the European Commission under the Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, grant agreement no. 222633.

 

NOTE: Wildpro is a multi-volume encyclopaedia. Reference lists (Books, Journals etc.) and individual reference pages (e.g. J1 – Journal of Wildlife Diseases) list ALL the references which have been added to the Wildpro Encyclopaedia to date, NOT just the references for a single volume.

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