Operational Group

GP Mortellaro Management

Operational Group

GP Mortellaro Management

Start Date: 01 September 2017

End Date: 31 August 2019

Location: Roeselare, Belgium


  • Mortellaro is a hoof disease that can cause many losses on dairy farms. In this OG they are looking for a best practice solution to reduce this disease.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To gather and combine the available knowledge on the treatment and prevention of Mortellaro into a practical and affordable protocol for the prevention of this condition.
  • To explore the possibilities for innovative, alternative, ecologically and economically sound prevention methods for
  • To examine the influence of the mineral supply and possible prevention methods in the context of biosafety in young stock in order to draw up a protocol for young cattle
  • To collect methods for curing this condition and to collect and disseminate information about this.
  • Knowledge exchange and discussions leading to a general consensus on both the prevention and the cure of this condition with respect for the
  • Carrying out a cost-benefit analysis of existing and alternative possibilities to tackle Mortellaro.


  • Inagro
  • Universiteit Gent
  • Vetrenary
  • Dierengezondheidszorg Vlaanderen
  • 5 Dairy Farmers


Coordinator name and contact:
Inagro, Canniere Evi, [email protected]

Funding Organisations:
Europees Landbouwfonds voor Plattelandsontwikkeling, Europa investeert in zijn platteland

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