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Julie Pont, Anaïs Léger, Isabel Lechner, Martin Kaske, Katharina D. C. Stärk, Maren Feldmann

Ökonomische Bedeutung des Umsatzes mit Antibiotika für private Nutztierpraxen in der Schweiz -Beispiel Kälbermast

Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde (SAT) (2009) 151(10): 485-489
Marco De Nardi, Anaïs Léger, Amie Adkin, Giuseppe Ru, Katharina D.C. Stärk

Description of surveillance components related to classical swine fever, blue tongue and rabies in selected European countries: An experts’ knowledge elicitation

Microbial Risk Analysis, Volume 13, 2019,

Exposure assessment in the context of the SPARE project: a model to spatially assess exotic diseases incursions and spread throughout Europe.

Épidémiol. et santé anim., 2017,71, 139-148
V. Horigan, M. De Nardi, R.R.L. Simons , S. Bertolini , M.I. Crescio , A. Estrada-Peña , A. Léger , C. Maurella , G. Ru , M. Schuppers , K.D.C. Stärk , A. Adkin

Using multi-criteria risk ranking methodology to select case studies for a generic risk assessment framework for exotic disease incursion and spread through Europe

Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Volume 153, 2018, Pages 47-55
G. Tshilenge, W. G. Dundon, M. De Nardi, et al.

Seroprevalence of Rift Valley fever virus in cattle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Tropical Animal Health and Production

Trop Anim Health Prod 51, 537–543 (2019)
B. Zecchin, M. De Nardi, et al.

Genetic and spatial characterization of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) population in the area stretching between the Eastern and Dinaric Alps and its relationship with rabies and canine distemper dynamics

PLoS ONE 14(3): e0213515
C. Maurella, G. Mastrantonio, S. Bertolini, M.I. Crescio, F. Ingravalle, A. Adkin, R. Simons, M. De Nardi, A. Estrada-Peña, V. Horigan, G. Ru

Social network analysis and risk assessment: An example of introducing an exotic animal disease in Italy.

Microbial Risk Analysis, Volume 13, 2019,
A. Léger, V. Grosbois, R. Simons, K. D.C. Stärk, M. De Nardi

Cost-effectiveness of surveillance and biosecurity scenarios for preventing CSF in Switzerland.

Microbial Risk Analysis, Volume 13, 2019,
C.J. Cook, RLSimons, V. Horigan, A. Adkin, G. Ru, M. De Nardi

Communicating outputs from risk assessment models: A picture paints a thousand words.

Microbial Risk Analysis, Volume 13, 2019
Ivan Polupan, Maksym Bezymennyi, Yurii Gibaliuk, Zhanna Drozhzhe, Oleksii Rudoi, Vitalii Ukhovskyi, Vitalii Nedosekov, Marco De Nardi

An Analysis of Rabies Incidence and Its Geographic Spread in the Buffer Area Among Orally Vaccinated Wildlife in Ukraine From 2012 to 2016

Front Vet Sci. 2019;6:290.
Stoffel C, Schuppers M, Buholzer P, Muñoz V, Lechner I, Sperling U, Küker S, De Nardi M

The ongoing crises in China illustrate that the assessment of epidemics in isolation is no longer sufficient.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020;67:1043–1044.
Bennani H, Mateus A, Mays N, Eastmure E, Stärk KDC, Häsler B

Overview of Evidence of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

Van Gompel L, Dohmen W, E.C. Luiken R, Bouwknegt M, Heres L, Van Heijnsbergen E, Jongerius-Gortemaker BGM, Scherpenisse P, Greve DG, Tersteeg-Zijderveld MHG, Wadepohl K, Duarte ASR, Munoz-Gomez V, Fischer J, Skarzynska M, Wasyl D, Wagenaar JA, Urlings BAP, Dorado-Garcia A, Wouters IM, Heederik DJJ, Schmitt H, Smit LAM

Occupational Exposure and Carriage of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes (tetW, ermB) in Pig slaughterhouse workers

Annals of Work Exposures and Health
Duarte ASR, Stärk KDC, Munk P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Bossers A, Luiken R, Sarrazin S, Lukjancenko O, Pamp SJ, Bortolaia V, Nissen JN, Kirstahler P, Van Gompel L, Poulsen CS, Kaas RS, Hellmér M, Hansen RB, Gomez VM and Hald T

Addressing Learning Needs on the Use of Metagenomics in Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance

Front. Public Health
Häsler B, Garza M, Bisdorff B, Léger A, Tavornpanich S, Peyre M, Lindberg A, van Schaik G, Alban L and Stärk KDC

Assessing the Adoption of Recommended Standards, Novel Approaches, and Best Practices for Animal Health Surveillance by Decision Makers in Europe

Front. Vet. Sci. 6:375
Verity Horigan, Marco de Nardi, Maria I. Crescio, Agustin Estrada-Peña, Amie Adkin, Cristiana Maurella, Silvia Bertolini, Anais Léger, Giuseppe Ru, Charlotte Cook, Katharina Stark, Robin R.L. Simons

Maximising data to optimise animal disease early warning systems and risk assessment tools within Europe

Microbial Risk Analysis Volume 13, December 2019, 100072
Collineau, L., Bougeard, S., Backhans, A., Dewulf, J., Emanuelson, U.

Application of multiblock modelling to identify key drivers for antimicrobial use in pig production in four European countries

Epidemiology and Infection, 1-12
Collineau L, Belloc C, Stärk KD, Hémonic A, Postma M, Dewulf J, Chauvin C.

Guidance on the Selection of Appropriate Indicators for Quantification of Antimicrobial Usage in Humans and Animals

Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 May; 64(3): 165-184
Jorge Pinto Ferreira, Katharina Staerk

Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use animal monitoring policies in Europe: Where are we ?

Journal of Public Health Policy volume 38, pages 185–202(2017)
Collineau L, Rojo-Gimeno C, Léger A, Backhans A, Loesken S, Nielsen EO, Postma M, Emanuelson U, Beilage EG, Sjölund M, Wauters E, Stärk KDC, Dewulf J, Belloc C, Krebs S.

Herd-specific interventions to reduce antimicrobial usage in pig production without jeopardising technical and economic performance

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 144, 1 September 2017, Pages 167-178
Magouras I, Carmo LP, Stärk KDC, Schüpbach-Regula G.

Antimicrobial Usage and Resistance in Livestock: Where Should We Focus?

Front Vet Sci. 2017 Sep 15;4:148
Léger A, De Nardi M, Simons R, Adkin A, Ru G, Estrada-Peña A, Stärk KDC.

Assessment of biosecurity and control measures to prevent incursion and to limit spread of emerging transboundary animal diseases in Europe: An expert survey

Vaccine Volume 35, Issue 44, 20 October 2017, Pages 5956-5966
De Nardi M, Léger A, Stepanyan T, Khachatryan B, Karibayev T, Sytnik I, Tyulegenov S, Akhmetova A, Nychyk S, Sytiuk M, Nevolko O, Datsenko R, Chaligava T, Avaliani L, Parkadze O, Ninidze L, Kartskhia N, Napetvaridze T, Asanishvili Z, Khelaia D, Menteshashvili I, Zadayan M, Niazyan L, Mykhaylovska N, Brooks BR, Zhumabayeva G, Satabayeva S, Metreveli M, Gallagher T, Obiso R.

Implementation of a Regional Training Program on African Swine Fever As Part of the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program across the Caucasus Region

Front Vet Sci. 2017 Oct 26;4:164
Sekiguchi S, Presi P, Omori R, Staerk K, Schuppers M, Isoda N, Yoshikawa Y, Umemura T, Nakayama H, Fujii Y, Sakoda Y.

Evaluation of bovine viral diarrhoea virus control strategies in dairy herds in Hokkaido, Japan, using stochastic modelling

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Feb;65(1):e135-e144.
Müller A, Collineau L, Stephan R, Müller A, Stärk KD.

Assessment of the risk of foodborne transmission and burden of hepatitis E in Switzerland

International Journal of Food Microbiology Volume 242, 2 February 2017, Pages 107-115
L. Collineau, L.P. Carmo, A. Endimiani, I. Magouras, C. Müntener, G. Schüpbach-Regula, K.D.C. Stärk

Risk Ranking of Antimicrobial-Resistant Hazards Found in Meat in Switzerland

Risk Analysis Volume 38, Issue 5, May 2018 Pages 1070-1084
K.D.C. Stärk, V.S.P. Goncalvez, B.J. McCluskey, J. Pinto, T. Tsutsui, J. Gibbens

Competencies for government veterinary services of the future: Summary of ISVEE 14 Yucatan 2015 roundtable discussion

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 137, Part B, 1 February 2017, Pages 151-153
Sjölund M, Postma M, Collineau L, Lösken S, Backhans A, Belloc C, Emanuelson U, Beilage EG, Stärk K, Dewulf J; MINAPIG consortium

Quantitative and qualitative antimicrobial usage patterns in farrow-to-finish pig herds in Belgium, France, Germany and Sweden

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 130, 1 August 2016, Pages 41-51
Visschers VH, Postma M, Sjölund M, Backhans A, Collineau L, Loesken S, Belloc C, Dewulf J, Emanuelson U, Grosse Beilage E, Siegrist M, Stärk KD.

Higher perceived risk of antimicrobials is related to lower antimicrobial usage among pig farmers in four European countries

Vet Record 2016 Nov 12; 179(19):490
Bisdorff B, Schauer B, Taylor N, Rodríguez-Prieto V, Comin A, Brouwer A, Dórea F, Drewe J, Hoinville L, Lindberg A, Martinez Avilés M, Martínez-López B, Peyre M, Pinto Ferreira J, Rushton J, Van Schaik G, Stärk KD, Staubach C, Vicente-Rubiano M, Witteveen G, Pfeiffer D, Häsler B.

Active animal health surveillance in European Union Member States: gaps and opportunities

Epidemiology & Infection 2017 Mar;145(4):802-817
Postma M, Backhans A, Collineau L, Loesken S, Sjölund M, Belloc C, Emanuelson U, Grosse Beilage E, Nielsen EO, Stärk KDC, Dewulf J; MINAPIG consortium

Evaluation of the relationship between the biosecurity status, production parameters, herd characteristics and antimicrobial usage in farrow-to-finish pig production in four EU countries

Porcine Health Management 2016 May 1;2:9
Collineau L, Backhans A, Dewulf J, Emanuelson U, Grosse Beilage E, Lehébel A, Loesken S, Okholm Nielsen E, Postma M, Sjölund M, Stärk KDC, Belloc C.

Profile of pig farms combining high performance and low antimicrobial usage within four European countries

Vet Record 2017 Oct 19; Volume 181(24):657
Royal Veterinary College and SAFOSO

A systematic review of AMR bacteria in pork, poultry, dairy products, seafood and fresh produce at UK retail level

L.R. Marshall, B. Chengat Prakashbabu, J. Pinto Ferreira, S.N. Buzdugan, K.D.C. Stärk, J. Guitian

Risk factors for Taenia saginata cysticercus infection in cattle in the United Kingdom: A farm-level case-control study and assessment of the role of movement history, age and sex

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 135, 1 December 2016, Pages 1-8
Lucie Collineau, Benoit Combes, Franck Boué, Pascal Hendrikx, Corinne Danan

Évaluation du dispositif de surveillance épidémiologique d’Echinococcus multilocularis chez le Renard en France

Bulletin épidémiologique, santé animale et alimentation no 74 – Juin 2016
Babo Martins, S., Rushton, J. and Stärk, K. D. C.

Economic Assessment of Zoonoses Surveillance in a ‘One Health’ Context: A Conceptual Framework

Zoonoses and Public Health Volume 63, Issue 5 August 2016, Pages 386-395
Jackson, E. L., Waret-Szkuta, A., Raboisson, D., Niemi, J., Aragrande, M., Gethmann, J., Martins, S. B., Höreth-Böntgen, D., Sans, P., Stärk, K. D., Häsler, B. and Rushton, J.

Europe Needs Consistent Teaching of the Economics of Animal Health

EuroChoices Volume 15, Issue 2 August 2016, Pages 42-49
V.H.M. Visschers, A. Backhans, L. Collineau, D. Iten, S. Loesken, M. Postma, C. Belloc, J. Dewulf, U. Emanuelson, E. grosse Beilage, M. Siegrist, M. Sjölund, K.D.C. Stärk

Perceptions of antimicrobial usage, antimicrobial resistance and policy measures to reduce antimicrobial usage in convenient samples of Belgian, French, German, Swedish and Swiss pig farmers

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 119, Issues 1–2, 1 April 2015, Pages 10–20
Katharina D.C. Stärk, Montserrat Arroyo Kuribreña, Gwenaelle Dauphind, Sandra Vokaty, Michael P. Ward, Barbara Wieland, Ann Lindberg

One Health surveillance – More than a buzz word?

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 120, Issue 1, 1 June 2015, Pages 124-130
Bojan Blagojevic, Nikolaos Dadios, Karin Reinmann, Javier Guitian, Katharina D.C. Stärk

Green offal inspection of cattle, small ruminants and pigs in the United Kingdom: Impact assessment of changes in the inspection protocol on likelihood of detection of selected hazards

Research in Veterinary Science, Volume 100, June 2015, Pages 31–38
Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Didier Raboisson, Jarkko Niemi, Maurizio Aragrande, Jörn Gethmann, Sara Babo Martins, Lucie Hans, Detlef Höreth-Böntgen, Pierre Sans, Katharina D. Stärk, Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Häsler

Status Report on Education in the Economics of Animal Health: Results from a European Survey

Journal of Veterinary Medical Education Volume 42 Issue 1, Spring 2015, pp. 36-44
Merel Postma, Katharina D.C.Stärk, Marie Sjölund, Annette Backhans, Elisabeth Grosse Beilage, Svenja Lösken, Catherine Belloc, Lucie Collineau, Denise Iten, Vivianne Visschers, Elisabeth O. Nielsen, Jeroen Dewulf, on behalf of the MINAPIG consortium

Alternatives to the use of antimicrobial agents in pig production: A multi-country expert-ranking of perceived effectiveness, feasibility and return on investment

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 118, Issue 4, 1 March 2015, Pages 457-466
B.Wielanda, B.Batsukh, S.Enktuvshin, N.Odontsetseg, M.Schuppers

Foot and mouth disease risk assessment in Mongolia—Local expertise to support national policy

Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 120, Issue 1, 1 June 2015, Pages 115-123
A.A. Hill, V. Horigan, K.A. Clarke, T.C.M. Dewé, K.D.C. Stärk, S. O'Brien, S. Buncic

A qualitative risk assessment for visual-only post-mortem meat inspection of cattle, sheep, goats and farmed/wild deer

Food Control Volume 38, April 2014, Pages 96–103

Contribution of Meat Inspection to the surveillance of poultry health and welfare in the European Union

Visual analysis of HPAI outbreaks 2014

Influenza surveillance in animals: what is our capacity to detect emerging influenza viruses with zoonotic potential?

Epidemiology and Infection, available on CJO2014.
Rushton, J., J. Pinto Ferreira and K. D. Stärk

Antimicrobial Resistance: The Use of Antimicrobials in the Livestock Sector

OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers, No. 68, OECD Publishing
Fereidouni, Sasan, Munoz, Olga, Von Dobschuetz, Sophie, De Nardi, Marco

Influenza Virus Infection of Marine Mammals

EcoHealth (2014)
Merel Postma, Marie Sjölund, Lucie Collineau, Svenja Lösken, Katharina D. C. Stärk, and Jeroen Dewulf on behalf of the MINAPIG consortium

Assigning defined daily doses animal: a European multi-country experience for antimicrobial products authorized for usage in pigs

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 70, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 294–302
Vergne, T., Guinat, C., Petkova, P., Gogin, A., Kolbasov, D., Blome, S., Molia, S., Pinto Ferreira, J., Wieland, B., Nathues, H. and Pfeiffer, D. U.

Attitudes and Beliefs of Pig Farmers and Wild Boar Hunters Towards Reporting of African Swine Fever in Bulgaria, Germany and the Western Part of the Russian Federation

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases Volume 63, Issue 2 April 2016 Pages e194-e204
K.D.C. Stärk, S. Alonso, N. Dadios, C. Dupuy, L. Ellerbroek, M. Georgiev, J. Hardstaff, A. Huneau-Salaün, C. Laugier, A. Mateus, A. Nigsch, A. Afonso, A. Lindberg

Strengths and weaknesses of meat inspection as a contribution to animal health and welfare surveillanceFood Control

Food Control Volume 39, May 2014, Pages 154–162
K. Stärk

Brief overview of strategies to reduce antimicrobial usage in pig production
Isoda, N., Kadohira, M., Sekiguchi, S., Schuppers, M. and Stärk, K. D. C.

Review: Evaluation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Using Fault Tree Analysis. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Sara Babo Martins, Jonathan Rushton, Katharina DC Stärk

Economic assessment of surveillance in a "One Health" context: Impact of zoonotic diseases surveillance

1) BMC Health Serv Res, 2011. 11: p. 225 2) Ecohealth, 2012
Hill, A.A., Horigan, V., Clarke, K.A., Dewe, T., Stärk, K.D.C., O’Brien, S., Buncic, S.

A qualitative risk and benefit assessment for visual-only post-mortem meat inspection of cattle, sheep, goats and farmed/wild deer

Petra Muellner, Toni Tana, Ulrich Muellner, Sara Khaling-Rai, Katharina Stärk and Brendan Gould

Educating surveillance stakeholders - A novel e-tool to improve engagement and decision making
Reist M, Jemmi T, Stärk KDC

Policy-driven development of cost-effective, risk-based surveillance strategies

Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2012) 105(3): 176-184
Schuppers ME, Stegeman JA, Kramps JA, Stärk KDC

Implementing a probabilistic definition of freedom from infection to facilitate trade of livestock: putting theory into practice for the example of bovine herpes virus-1

Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2012) 105(3): 195-201
Co-authored by U. Sperling

The World Bank: People, Pathogens and Our Planet. Volume 2: The Economics of One Health.

Report No 69145-GLB
Represented for the purpose of this report by: Adeline Huneau, ANSES, Sophie Le Bouquin-Leneveu, ANSES, Mohammed Dia, ANSES, Ana Mateus, SAFOSO, Katharina Stärk, SAFOSO, Silvia Alonso, RVC, Lüppo Ellerbroek, BfR, Ann Lindberg, SVA

Contribution of meat inspection to animal health surveillance in Poultry

Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87, 340–357
Represented for the purpose of this report by: Lüppo Ellerbroek, BfR, Ana Mateus, SAFOSO, Katharina Stärk, SAFOSO, Silvia Alonso, RVC, Ann Lindberg, SVA

Contribution of meat inspection to animal health surveillance in Swine

Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87, 340–357
Schuppers ME, Frey CF, Gottstein B, Stärk KDC, Kihm U, Regula G.

Comparing the demonstration of freedom from Trichinella infection of domestic pigs by traditional and risk-based surveillance

Epidemiol and Infect (2010)
Co-authored by U. Sperling

The World Bank: People, Pathogens and Our Planet. Volume 1: Towards a One Health Approach for Controlling Zoonotic Diseases

Report No 50833-GLB
Frey CF, Schuppers ME, Eidam V, Boujon P, Waldvogel A, Gottstein B.

orkommen von Trichinella spp. beim Wildschwein in der Schweiz. [Occurrence of Trichinella spp. in wild boar in Switzerland]

Schweiz Arch Tierheilk (2009) 151(10): 485-489
Schuppers ME, Rosenberg G, Graf R, Eidam V, Wittwer C, Zimmermann W, Gottstein B, Frey CF

A Study to Demonstrate Freedom from Trichinella spp. in Domestic Pigs in Switzerland

Zoonoses and Public Health (2009)
Frey CF, Schuppers ME , Nöckler K, Marinculic A, Pozio E, Kihm U, Gottstein B.

Validation of a Western Blot for the detection of anti-Trichinella spp. antibodies in domestic pigs

Parasitology Research (2009) 104: 1269–1277
Frey CF, Schuppers ME, Müller N, Ryser-Degiorgis MP, Gottstein B.

Assessment of the prevalence of Trichinella spp. in red foxes and Eurasian lynxes from Switzerland

Vet Parasitol (2009) 159: 295-299
Caroline F. Frey, Patrik Buholzer, Relja Beck, Albert Marinculic , Alex J. Raeber, Bruno Gottstein, Manon E. Schuppers

Evaluation of a New Commercial Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of Porcine Antibodies against Trichinella Spp.

J Vet Diagn Invest (2009) 21: 692-697
Gottstein B and Schuppers M.

Trichinellosis: Crossing the Chinese Wall

The Veterinary Journal (2007) 173: 243-244
Mumford EL and Kihm U.

Integrated Risk Reduction along the Food Chain

Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. (2006) 1081: 147–152
Schuppers ME, Stephan R, Ledergerber U, Danuser J, Bissig-Choisat B, Stärk KDC, Regula G

Clinical herd health, farm management and antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter coli on finishing pig farms in Switzerland

Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2005) 69: 189–202
Heim D, Mumford E

The future of BSE from the global perspective

Meat Science (2005) 70, 555–562