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Ruth Bouwstra, DVM, PhD

Our team of poultry specialists focus their daily work on gathering and spreading their extensive knowledge of animal diseases. We use our know-how and expertise in a wide ranging field to support and advise our customers. Also, we have a good international reputation as a contract research organization for applied research and consultancy.' Ruth Bouwstra


Ruth Bouwstra

After completing her veterinary medicine studies, Ruth followed a PhD program at the UGCN (the Dutch Udder Health Centre). After that she became project leader on viral diagnostics at Wageningen Bioveterinairy Research (WBVR). Since 2012, Ruth has been the head of the WBVR avian flu and Newcastle disease research team. In this position, she was also responsible for crisis management during the avian flu outbreak in autumn 2014 in the Netherlands. In October 2015 Ruth joined GD Animal Health to become Manager Poultry Health Department.

Biosecurity is important

In this video, Ruth Bouwstra gives advice on how to minimize risks of AI introduction and how to monitor avian influenza nationwide.

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