Research Project Database
Code: 1.18.02
1: 1.18.02
Title: In-vitro and ex-vivo testing of the suitability of different disinfecting solutions for use in footbaths in the planned Swiss footrot control program
2: In-vitro and ex-vivo testing of the suitability of different disinfecting solutions for use in footbaths in the planned Swiss footrot control program
Country: Switzerland
3: Switzerland
Funding Organisation: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
4: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
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Research Organisation: University of Bern
10: University of Bern
Number of Research Staff (FTE):  
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Cost (Euros): 100764
13: 100764
End Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 31-07-2019
14: 1564527600
Duration (months): 19
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Project objectives and deliverables with estimated delivery dates for each deliverable (if possible): The BLV, in collaboration with experts in the field, is currently elaborating the prerequisites for the initiation of a Swiss nationwide ovine footrot control program. The treatment of affected flocks is planned to be based on repeated footbathing using disinfectant solutions. The most frequently used disinfectants for therapy of ovine footrot in Switzerland carry the side effects of cancerogenicity (formaldehyde) or cause environmental pollution (CuSO4 and ZnSO4). Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to identify suitable alternative disinfectants (highly effective against D. nodosus; non-cancerogenic towards humans and sheep; eco-friendly; not too expensive; available as a concentrate and suitable for licensing). The study will consist of 4 parts: (i) literature search; (ii) expert opinion inquiry involving all relevant institutions; (iii) in-vitro testing and (iv) ex-vivo testing, using a custom made footbathing machine. The results of this study will serve as the basis for a subsequent clinical «proof-of-concept» study in the field (separate application will be submitted to BLV in 2018).
17: The BLV, in collaboration with experts in the field, is currently elaborating the prerequisites for the initiation of a Swiss nationwide ovine footrot control program. The treatment of affected flocks is planned to be based on repeated footbathing using disinfectant solutions. The most frequently used disinfectants for therapy of ovine footrot in Switzerland carry the side effects of cancerogenicity (formaldehyde) or cause environmental pollution (CuSO4 and ZnSO4). Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to identify suitable alternative disinfectants (highly effective against D. nodosus; non-cancerogenic towards humans and sheep; eco-friendly; not too expensive; available as a concentrate and suitable for licensing). The study will consist of 4 parts: (i) literature search; (ii) expert opinion inquiry involving all relevant institutions; (iii) in-vitro testing and (iv) ex-vivo testing, using a custom made footbathing machine. The results of this study will serve as the basis for a subsequent clinical «proof-of-concept» study in the field (separate application will be submitted to BLV in 2018).
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