Manon Holstege, MSc


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Manon Holstege, MSc

“Being an epidemiologist at Royal GD allows me to continuously gain and apply new methodological insights. Doing valuable research myself and assisting veterinary experts of Royal GD to get most out of their research, ranging from project ideas to sound reports: teaming up for animal health!”

Manon Holstege


manon-holstege  Manon Holstege studied Health Sciences at VU University in Amsterdam, followed by a master in Infectious Diseases and Public Health. During the master, particular focus was given to statistics and health geography. She graduated Cum Laude in 2014, after completing her Msc thesis on the role of helminth infections and other potential predictors in asthma. In 2014, she started working in the Epidemiology group of Royal GD R&D department, growing from a junior researcher to a valuable member of the department nowadays. 

Fields of expertise:

  • Quantitative epidemiology
  • Prediction models
  • New methodological opportunities
  • Zoonoses


  • De Prado-Taranilla, A.I., Holstege, M.M.C., Bertocchi, L. et al. Incidence of milk leakage after dry-off in European dairy herds, related risk factors, and its role in new intramammary infections. Journal of Dairy Science 103, 9224-9237 (2020).
  • Holstege, M.M.C., de Bont-Smolenaars, A.J.G., Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A. et al. Factors associated with high antimicrobial use in young calves on Dutch dairy farms: A case-control study. Journal of Dairy Science 101, 9259-9265 (2018).
  • Hogerwerf, L., Holstege, M.M.C., Benincà, E. et al. Temporal and spatial analysis of psittacosis in association with poultry farming in the Netherlands, 2000–2015. BMC Infectious Diseases 17, 519 (2017).
  • Griffioen, K, Hop, G.E., Holstege, M.M.C. et al. Dutch dairy farmers’ need for microbiological mastitis diagnostics. Journal of Dairy Science 99, 5551-5561 (2016).

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