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Parasitology Research

, 105:387 | Cite as

Monitoring of Culicoides at nine locations in Southern Germany (2007–2008)

  • Thomas Hörbrand
  • Martin Geier
Original Paper

Abstract

Within the countrywide monitoring of Culicoides species established by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and User Protection (BMELV), the group Regensburg evaluated nine BG-Sentinel™ Midge traps located at cattle farms in the federal states Baden-Württemberg (BW) and Bavaria (BY) between March 2007 and May 2008. The highest numbers of midges were found in the months October and August. BTV serotype 8 genome was detected in four batches in the months September and October 2007.

Keywords

Federal State Catch Rate Cattle Farm Bluetongue Virus Trap Location 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The excellent compliance and technical assistance of the farmers to run the traps each month is gratefully acknowledged. The authors are very grateful to Andrea Poppek for excellent technical assistance.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Biogents AGRegensburgGermany

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