University College Dublin (UCD) / Animal Health Ireland (AHI)

The Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (CVERA) is the national resource centre for veterinary epidemiology in Ireland, located within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin. CVERA seeks to provide high quality independent scientific research and advice to support evidence-based policy making in animal health & welfare and public health by the national Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the wider stakeholder community. CVERA is providing research support for the national BVD eradication programme, which is coordinated by Animal Health Ireland (AHI).

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) functions as a partnership between private sector organisations and businesses in the agri-food sector and the DAFM. Its mission is to contribute to a profitable and sustainable farming and agri-food sector through improved animal health. This is delivered through the development of effective control strategies for economically important diseases of livestock, including BVD, which are not subject to international regulation.

Role in the project

  • responsible for WP2: Development of STOCK-FREE DATA,
  • supports the development of the conceptual model (WP1), and
  • supports WP3: case studies and generalisation.

Personnel Involved

Simon More
WP2 leader

David Graham

Maria Guelbenzu