Monitoring of Culicoides at nine locations in Southern Germany (2007–2008)
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.
KeywordsFederal State Catch Rate Cattle Farm Bluetongue Virus Trap Location
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.
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