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List of scientific publications



Santman-Berends I. M. G. A. , Mars M. H., Weber M. F., van Duijn  L., Waldeck H. W. F.,  Biesheuvel M. M., van den Brink K. M. J. A., Dijkstra  T. , Hodnik J. J. ,  Strain S. A. J.,  de Roo A., Veldhuis A. M. B.  and van Schaik G. , 2021. Control and Eradication Programs for Non-EU Regulated Cattle Diseases in the Netherlands. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.670419

Koleci, Xh., Lilo, A., Papa, S., Margariti, K., van Roon, A., Santman-Berends, I., van Schaik, G., Hodnik, J.J., Strain, S., Guelbenzu, M., Karalliu, E., 2021. An overview of current approaches and challenges to the control of endemic infectious cattle diseases in Albania. Frontiers in veterinary science, accepted for publication. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.671873

Hodnik, J.J., Anciner Rogic, Z., Alishani, M., Autio, T., Balseiro, A., Berezowski, J., Carmo, L.P., Chaligiannis, I., Santman-Berends, I., et. al. 2021. Overview of cattle diseases listed under category C, D or E in the Animal Health Law (AHL) for which control programmes are in place within Europe.  doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.688078

Rapaliute,E., Van Roon, A., van Schaik, G., Santman-Berends, I., Koleci, Xh., Mincu, M., Gethmann, J., Conrady, B., Faverjon, C., et. al., 2021. Existence and quality of data on control programs for EU non- regulated cattle diseases: consequences for estimation and comparison of the probability of disease freedom. Frontiers in veterinary science, accepted for publication. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.689375.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Mars, M.H., Weber, M.F., van Duijn, L., Waldeck, H.W.F., Biesheuvel, M.M., van den Brink, K.M.J.A., Dijkstra, T., Hodnik, J.J., Strain< S.A.J., de Roo, A., Veldhuis, A.M.B., van Schaik, G. 2021. Control and eradication programs for Non-EU Regulated Cattle Diseases in the Netherlands. Frontiers in veterinary science, under review.

Van Roon, A., Rapaliute, E., Koleci, Xh., Muñoz, V., Mercat, M., Faverjon, C., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Nielen, M., More, S.J., Graham, D.,  Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M., Madouasse, A., Fourichon, C., van Schaik, G. 2021. Key Learnings During the Development of a Generic Data Collection Tool to Support Assessment of Freedom of Infection in Cattle Herds. Frontiers in veterinary science. Doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.656336/full.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Nijhoving, G.H., van Wuijckhuise, L., Muskens, J., Bos, I.,  van Schaik, G., 2021. Evaluation of the association between the introduction of data-driven tools to support calf rearing and reduced calf mortality in dairy herds in the Netherlands. Prev. Vet. Med. 191: 105344.



Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., van den Heuvel, K.W.H., Lam, T.J.G.M., Scherpenzeel, C.G.M., van Schaik, G. 2020. Monitoring udder health on routinely collected census data: evaluating the short to mid-term consequences of implementing selective dry cow treatment. J. dairy Sci. 104:2280–2289

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Brouwer, H., Veldhuis, A., van Schaik, G., 2020. KalfOK: a data-based tool to monitor and support the quality of calf rearing in dairy herds. Animal Health Report published in the journal of the International Dairy Federation.

Madouasse, A., Mercat, M., van Roon, A., Graham, D., Guelbenzu, M., Santman-Berends, I., van Schaik, G., Nielen, M., Frössling, J., Ågren, E., Humphry, R., Eze, J., Gunn, G., Gethmann, J., More, S.J., Fourichon, C. 2020.  A modelling framework for the prediction of the herd-level probability of infection from  longitudinal data. bioRxiv. Doi:

Costa, L., Duarte, E.L., Knific, T., Hodnik, J.J., van Roon, A., Fourichon, C.,Koleci, X., van Schaik, G., Gunn, G., Madouasse, A., Berezowski, J., Santman-Berends, I., 2020. Standardizing output-based surveillance to control non-regulated cattle diseases: aspiring fora single general regulatory framework in the European Union. Prev. Vet. Med., doi:

Roon van, A.M., Mercat, M., van Schaik, G., Nielen, M., Graham, D.A., More, S.J., Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M., Fourichon, C., Madouasse, A., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A. 2020. Quantification of risk factors for BVDV in cattle herds: a systematic search and meta-analysis of observational studies, J. Dairy Sci. In press.

Lam, T.J.G.M., Heuvelink, A.E., Gonggrijp, M.A., Olde Riekerink, R.G.M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., 2020. Antimicrobial Use in Dairy Cattle in the Netherlands. Journal of Animal Science. 98: S9–S14 doi:10.1093/jas/skaa143

Roon van, A.M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Graham, D., More, S.J., Nielen, Duijn van, L., Mercat, M., Fourichon, C., Madouasse, A., Gethmann, J., Sauter-Louis, C., Frössling, J., Lindberg, A., Correira-Gomes, C., Gunn, G.J., Henry, M.K., Schaik van, G., 2020. A qualitative comparison of factors influencing confidence of freedom from bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in six European control programs. J. Dairy Sci. 103:4654–4671,

Möhlmann, T.W.R., Keeling, M.J., Wennergren, U., Favia, G., Santman-Berends, I., Takken, W., Koenraadt, C.J.M., Brand, S.P.C., 2020. Biting midge dynamics and bluetongue transmission: A multiscale model linking catch data with climate and disease outbreaks. Nature Scientific Reports,



Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Schukken, Y.H., van Schaik, G., 2019. Quantifying calf mortality on dairy farms: challenges and solutions. J. Dairy Sci. 102:6404-6417. jds.2019-16381.

R. Van den Brom, R.C.M. Klerx, P. Vellema, K. Lievaart-Peterson, J.W. Hesselink, L. Moll, P.L.A.M. Vos, Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., 2019. Incidence, possible risk factors and therapies for pseudopregnancy on Dutch dairy goat farms: a cross-sectional study. Vet. Rec. 184, 770.

Roon van, A.M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Graham, D., More, S.J., Nielen, M., Madouasse, A., Mercat, M., Fourichon, C., Gethmann, J., Frössling, J., Lindberg, A., Correira-Gomes, C., Gunn, G.J., Sauter-Louis, C., Henry, M.K., Duijn van, L., Schaik van, G., 2019: An Innovative Framework to Compare Probability of Freedom From Infection in Heterogeneous Control Programmes. Front. Vet. Sci. 6:133. doi:10.3389/fvets.2019.00133.

Heuvel, van den K.W.H., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Scherpenzeel, C.G.M., van Schaik, G., 2019. Monitoring udder health on routinely collected census data: evaluating the effects of a changing antimicrobial policy. Proceedings annual conference of the society of veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine, 27-29 March Utrecht, the Netherlands.



Holstege, M.M.C., de Bont-Smolenaars, A.J.G., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., van de Linde-Witteveen, G.M., van Schaik, G., Velthuis, A.G.J., Lam, T.J.G.M., 2018. Factors associated with high antimicrobial use in young calves at Dutch dairy farms: a case-control study. J. Dairy Sci. 101: 9259-9265. 10.3168/jds.2017-14252

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Brouwer, H., ten Wolthuis-Bronsvoort, A., De Bont-Smolenaars,  A.J.G., Haarman-Zantinge, S., van Schaik, G., 2018. Development of the Young stock Rearing Quality score system: an objective and uniform scoring method to evaluate the quality of rearing in Dutch dairy herds. J. Dairy Sci. 101:8383-8395.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., De Bont-Smolenaars, A.J.G. , Roos, L., Van Schaik, G., Velthuis, A.G.J., 2018b. Using routinely collected data to evaluate risk factors for mortality of veal calves. Prev. Vet. Med. 157: 86-93.

Scherpenzeel, C.G.M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Lam, T.J.G.M., 2018. Veterinarians' attitude towards antimicrobial use and selective dry cow treatment. J. Dairy Sci. 101: 6336-6345.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Fourichon, C., Madouasse, A., Mercat, M., More, S., Graham, D., Gethmann, J., Sauter-Louis, C., Frössling, J., Lindberg, A., Gomes, C., Gunn, G., Henry, M., Nilen, M., van Roon, A., van Duijn, L., van Schaik, G. 2018c. STOC free: An innovative framework to compare probability of freedom from disease in heterogeneous control programmes. Fesass journal rapport d’activité 2017 et d’orientation 2018, Brussel, Belgium



Lam T.J.G.M., Sarne de Vliegher  and others (I.M.G.A. Santman-Berends, one of the co-authors). 2017. Handboek Uiergezondheid (in Dutch). EAN code: 9789082232127.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Mars, M.H.,  Waldeck, H.W.F., Van Duijn, L., Wever, P., Van den Broek, K.W.H., Van Schaik, G., 2017a. Quantification of the probability of reintroduction of IBR in the Netherlands through cattle imports. Prev. Vet. Med. j.prevetmed.2017.08.024.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Mars, M.H., Van Duijn, L., Van den Broek, K., Van Schaik, G., 2017b. A quantitative risk-analysis into the probability of introduction of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus in the Netherlands through cattle imports. Prev. Vet. Med. 146: 103-113.

Holzhauer, M., Bremer, R., Santman-Berends, I., Smink, O., Back, W., 2017. Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of and risk factors for hoof disorders in horses in the Netherlands. Prev. Vet. Med. 140, 53-59.

Veldhuis A, Santman-Berends I, Schauer B, Mars J, Waldeck F, Staubach C, Van Schaik G., 2017. Epidemiological performance and subsequent costs of different surveillance strategies to control bovine herpesvirus type 1 in dairy farms. Prev Vet Med. 139: 105-114.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Gonggrijp, M.A., Hage, J.J., Heuvelink, A.E., Velthuis, A., Lam, T.J.G.M.,  Van Schaik, G., 2017c. Prevalence and risk factors for Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli in organic dairy herds. J. Dairy Sci. 100, 562-571.



Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Brouwer-Middelesch, H., Van Wuijckhuise, L., A.J.G., De Bont-Smolenaars, Van Schaik, G., 2016. Surveillance of cattle health in the Netherlands: monitoring trends and developments using routinely collected bovine census data. Prev. Vet. Med. 134, 103-112.

Welby, S., Van Schaik, G., Veldhuis, A., Brouwer, H., Peroz, C., Santman-Berends, I., Fourichon, C., Wever, P., Van der Stede, Y., 2016. Effectiveness and cost efficiency of different surveillance components for proving freedom and early detection of disease: Bluetongue serotype 8 in cattle as case study for Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. doi 101111/tbed. 12564.

Gonggrijp, M.A., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Heuvelink, A.E., Buter, G.J., Van Schaik, G., Hage, J.J., Lam, T.J.G.M., 2016. Prevalence and risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- and AmpC-producing Escherichia coli in dairy farms. J. dairy Sci. 99, 9001-9013.

Van Soest, F.J., Santman-Berends, I.M., Lam, T.J., Hogeveen, H., 2016. Failure and preventive costs of mastitis on Dutch dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. J. Dairy Sci. 99, 8365-8374.

Scherpenzeel, C.G.M., Tijs, S.H.W., Den Uijl, I.E.M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Velthuis, A.G.J., Lam, T.J.G.M., 2016. Farmers’ attitude toward the introduction of selective dry cow therapy. J. Dairy Sci. J. Dairy Sci. 99, 2930-2939.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Swinkels, J.M., Lam, T.J.G.M., Keurentjes, J., Van Schaik, G., 2016. Evaluation of Udder Health Parameters and Risk Factors for Clinical Mastitis given Restrictions on Antimicrobial Usage in Dutch Dairy Herds.  J. dairy Sci. 99, 2930-2939.



Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Lam, T.J.G.M., Keurentjes, J., Van Schaik, G., 2015. An estimation of the clinical mastitis incidence per 100 cows per year based on routinely collected herd data. J. dairy Sci. 98:1-13.

Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Mars, M.M., Van Duijn, L., Van Schaik, G., 2015. Evaluation of the epidemiological and economic consequences of control scenarios for Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus in dairy herds. J. Dairy Sci.

Van den Brom R, Santman-Berends I, Luttikholt S, Moll L, Van Engelen E, Vellema P., 2015. Bulk tank milk surveillance as a measure to detect Coxiella burnetii shedding dairy goat herds in the Netherlands between 2009 and 2014. J. Dairy Sci. 98, 3814-3825.

Van den Brom R, Roest HJ, de Bruin A, Dercksen D, Santman-Berends I, van der Hoek W, Dinkla A, Vellema J, Vellema P., 2015. A probably minor role for land-applied goat manure in the transmission of Coxiella burnetii to humans in the 2007-2010 Dutch Q fever outbreak. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121355.

Smolenaars, A.J.G., Buddiger, M., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Van Erp, A.J.M., Steuten, C.D.M., Roos, C.A.J., Van Schaik, G., 2015 The story behind the figures of the stockfarmers. Tijdschrift voor diergeneeskunde 140, 23-27.



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