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Upcoming events

  • 19-20 July > Naples, Italy
    14th meeting of the Joint Permanent Committee (JPC) of the Mediterranean Animal Health Network (REMESA)
  • 19-21 July > Tblisi, Georgia
    Workshop on Disease Surveillance and Interoperability EIDSS/EMPRES-i
  • 24-25 July > Bangkok, Thailand
    Consultation Workshop on Communication and Advocacy on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use
  • 7-10 August > CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
    LEAP Partnership: 2nd face-to-face meeting the Soil Carbon Stock Changes Technical Advisory Group

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New field manual on lumpy skin disease

FAO has published a new field manual on Lumpy skin disease which is aimed to those in the first line of defence, who are most likely to encounter this vector-borne, viral disease that afflicts cattle. The manual provides veterinary professionals and paraprofessionals (in the field and in slaughterhouses) and laboratory diagnosticians with the information they need to promptly diagnose and respond to an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD). Cattle farmers will also benefit from reading it [...]


Gender equality in South Asia Livestock Sector


Helping countries to achieve SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls- was one of the driving forces behind the gender and livestock training workshop recently held in Colombo [...]


Piloting mission in Tanzania to evaluate surveillance capacity and performance


A standardized evaluation tool (SET) for animal health surveillance capacity and performance has been developed by FAO and is currently being piloted in Africa [...]


The CMC-AH supports preparedness and response to Rift Valley Fever emergencies


The FAO CMC-AH established in 2006 provides rapid deployment teams with international technical and operational expertise to help countries quickly assess and take decisive action to manage animal health emergencies. [...]



  • Strengthening Africa’s Regional Capacity for Diagnosis of Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases, including Ebola Virus Disease, and Establishing Early Warning Systems [read more]
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