e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Vaccination and genetic selection: novel strategies for bovine paratuberculosis control?


Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in ruminants is a significant problem due to the high prevalence of the infection and to recent research data strengthening the link between the pathogen and some human inflammatory bowel disease. Control through hygiene-management measures and test and culling of positive animals is the approach generally applied with certain success in western countries. Nonetheless, these measures are not systematically applied among territories and standardised protocols are still absent. Therefore, an increase of the prevalence of paratuberculosis have been observed in the recent years, and eradication is a challenge. For these reasons, the identification of new control methods is needed. On the light of recent studies, the application of vaccination plans in dairy cattle is reconsidered, since it provides benefits in terms of milk production, extension of the life of the animals and reduction of environmental contamination. These reflections have a positive impact on the farmers, but interferences with the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis have been limiting the use of vaccination. A new and promising approach for paratuberculosis control, is based on the recent identification of specific genetic loci associated with susceptibility to the disease. Once determined in larger cohorts of animals, it would be possible to select the animals on the basis of the genetic resistance to the disease. In this article, the implementation of current control programs based on sanitary risks management in the farm with these new approaches is discussed.

  • IT
  • ES
  • Neiker_Tecnalia_Basque_Inst_Agr_Res_&_Dev (ES)
  • IZSVe_Exp_Zooprophyl_Inst_Venice (IT)
Data keywords
  • research data
Agriculture keywords
  • farm
  • cattle
Data topic
  • information systems
  • knowledge transfer
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