It is also known that sheep much less Q fever bacteria excrete as goats. I personally very much doubt, that here the culling was needed, especially since the Dutch Government has actually also contractually committed especially to protect endangered breeds of domestic animals. How many animals in this stock were positive is not known, because immediately after the positive aggregate milk sample all load-bearing animals had to be killed and owners or veterinarians could put nothing at all about it. C. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is often mentioned in discussions such as these. Heider-Leporale: what is happening now with the rest of the herd? Geert boink: As a lifelong breeding ban applies to the rest of the herd, their genetic material for breeding is lost also, even if the owner of the animals alive. You should be realized really how very man so the genetic biodiversity which we seek, even destroyed. C. Heider-Leporale: this tragedy is terrible, that it even meets such protected animals.
Why has is the Government on the protests of animal doctors, and once given a chance the current vaccination campaign. Geert boink: We Vets have fought long to impose our point of view (no killing), but the representatives of public health have won. C. Heider-Leporale: you are President of the ‘Stichting Zeltzame Huisdierrassen”in the Netherlands, which is a partner organization of the Europe-wide Active SAVE Foundation. What conclusions do you draw from these events in the future? Geert boink: It becomes increasingly important that we know exactly where and what the rare breeds of domestic animals are kept and what genetic value they represent. This also applies to animals not a herd book are connected to better respond in emergency situations. C.
Heider-Leporale: there will be an International Conference of experts from the fields of human and veterinary medicine on February 25, 2010 in Breda/Netherlands. Also they are represented there. What expectations do you have of this Congress? Geert boink: I hope that the international participation – in particular by France, where you have much experience in dealing with q fever – can be made clear that the fight against the q.Fever can be gained not through mass culls, but only through vaccination and hygiene measures.