How would animal tuberculosis affect livestock and hunting?

This problem will be analyzed next Tuesday, January 16, at the headquarters of the Young Farmers Agricultural Association (Asaja) in Madrid.

The Task Force supra – autonomous Turbeculosis discuss next Tuesday, January 16, at the headquarters of the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (ASAJA) in Madrid, the challenge would be for the Spanish livestock and hunting expansion of tuberculosis animal.

This work and research group will take advantage of this meeting to present the innovation project in the field of tuberculosis with which to carry out a pilot program applied in cattle farms and game farms that allows to effectively reduce the prevalence of the disease and thus contribute to the control of it.

The project will be presented by members of the research team of which researchers from the Research Institute on Hunting Resources (IREC), a joint center of the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the CSIC, and the Sanitary Surveillance Center (VISAVET) of the Complutense University of Madrid. The initiative has the support of important organizations in the hunting and livestock sector such as Aproca Castilla-La Mancha, Asaja, the SCA Ganadera Del Valle de los Pedroches (COVAP), the Unión Nacional de Ganaderos de Vacas Nodrizas (UGAVAN), the Spanish Federation of the Dehesa (FEDEHESA), APROCA Extremadura and the Interprofessional Association of Game Meat (Asiccaza).

During the day, the veterinarian and agent of the working group Carlos Diez will explain the objectives of the project and the lines of work put into operation in recent months. In addition, IREC researcher Christian Gortazar will analyze the current situation of animal tuberculosis and the key aspects for its control, and researcher Beatriz Romero, head of the VIVAVET Mycobacteria Service, will address the new tools that are currently available to diagnose tuberculosis animal. The day will conclude with a round table in which representatives of the hunting and livestock sector will participate.

Previously, the inauguration of the day will be in charge of the national president of Asaja, Pedro Barato, and the president of Aproca Castilla-La Mancha, Luis Fernando Villanueva.

Turbeculosis Supraautonomic Operative Group

The Turbeculosis Supra-autonomous Operational Group was born in 2016 after the announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment for subsidies for the creation of supra-autonomous operational groups in relation to the European Association for Innovation in agricultural productivity and sustainability. This European Association for Innovation in agricultural productivity and sustainability (AEI-agri) is supported by the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as a result of the 2013 reform, in accordance with Parliament’s Regulation (EU) Council and European Council on aid for rural development through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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