French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)

France – anses.fr

Contact: SOUILLARD Rozenn  & LE BOUQUIN Sophie

Animal health, welfare, epidemiology, biosecurity, poultry

ANSES is leader of the Task 1 of the WP2: Collection and analysis of the application of biosecurity practices

We conduct epidemiological field studies to better understand and prevent animal health issues in the farms. 

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) is an administrative public establishment. ANSES undertakes monitoring, expert assessment, research and reference activities in a broad range of topics that encompass human health, animal health and welfare, and plant health. A network of nine reference and research laboratories located throughout France, which are in geographical proximity to their respective sectors, in three main areas: animal health and welfare, food safety (chemical and microbiological) and plant health. Thanks to their work in providing expertise, epidemiological monitoring, alerts and scientific and technical assistance, they play a vital role in understanding various threats and in collecting data from their network of reference and research laboratories.

EPISABE is a research unit of the laboratory of Ploufragan. Research activities are focused towards the acquisition of knowledge aimed at understanding and managing health hazards in the animal sectors, mainly pig, poultry and rabbit, as well as zoonotic hazards within these sectors, antibiotic use practices in relation to the emergence of resistance and the improvement of animal welfare. The unit contributes to the surveillance of diseases that are regulated or penalizing for the sectors studied. Research work also involves the development of tools and methods (statistics, modelling) adapted to the specific needs of the topics covered.