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FA COST Action 854
Protozoal Reproduction Losses in Farm Ruminants

COST 854 contributed to the improvement of the understanding of the biology of the pathogens studied in the Action, e.g. by adapting new typing methods such as microsatellite sequencing to protozoa of interest. The work done on the interaction of some protozoa with the immune system of the pregnant host advanced the knowledge on the pathogenesis of the infections significantly.

In summary, COST 854 greatly helped to form and maintain a network of scientists working on protozoa causing abortion and reproduction losses. This network extends far beyond Europe. Moreover, major progress in research into the biology, pathogenesis, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology and control of the infections studied was achieved through COST 854 as evident from the large number of scientific publications that arose in conjunction with this Action.

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:


Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Mr Christophe PEETERS


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page