Quantifying biosecurity at farm level: why and how ?


The 24th of May, the NetPoulSafe forum will welcome Dr Jeroen Dewulf for our next discussion moment about “quantifying biosecurity at farm level, why and how ?”

The questions are open from now, please do not hesitate to ask your question here in advance, and to come back on the 24th of March to interact with Dr Dewulf.

Dr  Jeroen Dewulf (veterinarian graduated in 1998 from Ghent University, Belgium) holds a Ph.D in the epidemiology and control of classical swine fever and a master of science degree in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (2000). He became a diplomat in the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2005.

Currently, he is a full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University, leading the Veterinary Epidemiology and head of the department of Internal medicine, Reproduction and population medicine since 2021.

His main research interests are quantitative epidemiology and control of zoonoses with a specific emphasis on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as the prevention of epidemic and endemic diseases with a focus on the application of biosecurity measures. He is (co-)author of over 350 publications in the field of veterinary epidemiology. Recently he has launched, together with some colleagues, the spin-off company Biocheck.Gent.

Since 2009 he is a member of the scientific committee of the Belgian federal food agency and is the founder and chair of the board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium. He is also the author of the book “biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine” as well as the book “8 myths on antimicrobial resistance disproved, practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry”.


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