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The BIOEPAR Joint Research Unit (UMR) comes under 2 supervising institutions, Oniris and INRAE. At INRAE, the unit is attached to the Animal Health division.
Our research is part of the response to the following challenges:

  •  Reducing the use of anti-infective drugs in animal production (cattle, pigs and fish),
  •  Preventing disease at farm, regional and industry level,
  •  Adapting animal health management to changes in farming systems.

Our objectives are to understand and act on the determinants and transmission of infectious diseases in farm animals, using a multidisciplinary, multi-scale approach.
These objectives can be broken down into four research questions:

  •  Evaluating methods and strategies for disease control and animal health management,
  •  Measuring health status and host reactions, and understanding how they are determined.
  • Understanding the transmission and population dynamics of pathogens and vectors,
  • Characterising the variability of pathogens and vectors.

The unit brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines : epidemiology, modelling, artificial intelligence, parasitology, bacteriology, immunology, infectiology, pharmacology, genomics, ecology, evolutionary biology, economics and management sciences. This wealth of disciplines enables interdisciplinary research programmes to be developed.

Modification date : 11 December 2023 | Publication date : 31 May 2023 | Redactor : ML