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Monitoring of Culicoides at nine locations in Southern Germany (2007–2008)

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Within the countrywide monitoring of Culicoides species established by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and User Protection (BMELV), the group Regensburg evaluated nine BG-Sentinel™ Midge traps located at cattle farms in the federal states Baden-Württemberg (BW) and Bavaria (BY) between March 2007 and May 2008. The highest numbers of midges were found in the months October and August. BTV serotype 8 genome was detected in four batches in the months September and October 2007.

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The excellent compliance and technical assistance of the farmers to run the traps each month is gratefully acknowledged. The authors are very grateful to Andrea Poppek for excellent technical assistance.

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Correspondence to Thomas Hörbrand.

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Hörbrand, T., Geier, M. Monitoring of Culicoides at nine locations in Southern Germany (2007–2008). Parasitol Res 105, 387 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-009-1415-z

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