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Health for Dairy Cows

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Lead partner


Start Date


End Date


Project budget

3 715 874

ERDF amount

2 229 524

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    Animal diseases such as Cryptosporidiosis can also pose a threat to human health. Human outbreaks can occur from water collected in areas contaminated by bovine stools. In cattle farms, this common illness is difficult to control without good breeding practices, efficient detection tools or effective pharmaceuticals. Young infected animals spread millions of parasites a day and show stunted growth. This disease leads to a higher mortality rate, which further threaten the economic viability of a sector which already faces frequent crises. By reducing the impact of cryptosporidiosis in farms, our project aims to increase farm productivity in a number of different countries, making these businesses more efficient and successful, with a lower impact on human health. For this purpose, this project aims to provide pilot farms, detection tools and technological devices that can accelerate the discovery of new drugs at the lowest possible cost.



    National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    University of Kent


    Southern Dutch Farmer and Horticulturists Organization


    University of East Anglia