SAPHIR is a H2020 project running from 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2019.
By generating vaccine strategies for these pathogens in pigs, poultry and ruminants, SAPHIR will aid in strengthening the profitability of food animal systems, improve animal welfare and reduce xenobiotic usage in farming with a ‘One Health’ perspective.
SAPHIR brings together interdisciplinary expertise from fourteen academic institutes including a Chinese partner, five SMEs, one pharmaceutical companies and a forum of animal breeders.
SAPHIR Integrated Health Management Strategies
Wiki Website for Vaccine Effectiveness in the field
A wiki-website has been developed by researchers from the Roslin Institute as part of Saphir WP16 that lists and outlines diverse factors affecting vaccine effectiveness in the field. In addition to literature information, the wiki-site contains a user friendly interactive modelling app that illustrates how different types of vaccine and vaccination strategies may together influence disease invasion in spread in open and closed herds. The wiki-website contains generic information about vaccines, with more detailed information PRRS vaccines as an important representative of SAPHIR vaccines. It aims to provide scientists, veterinarians and members from the public insight into into the diverse factors influencing vaccine effectivenes in the field in terms of mitigating disease spread and pathogen evolution in farm animal populations. Click here to visit the wiki-website