Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen (1.18.13)
Clinic for Ruminants, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland (44-092)
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland (31-836)
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Received: 8 August 2019
Accepted: 15 January 2020
First Online: 22 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was evaluated and approved by the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office: “We can hereby confirm that the FSVO Research Commission has studied and approved the […] study on elimination strategies for <i>Dichelobacter nodosus</i> in May 2018.”In Germany, where the sampling took place, an ethics approval was deemed unnecessary by the regional veterinary officer Dr. Karolina Theodoridis, who referred to section (§) 7 of the German Protection of Animals Act and the EU-directive 2010/63/EU of the 22nd September 2010, section 1 paragraph 2 f.The samples were collected during routine footrot monitoring as part of the regular farm health visits. All farmers that took part in the study confirmed the use of their animal’s data in writing.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.