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June 26, 2012

Chad: livestock keeper. Credit: ©FAO/Marzio Marzot

FAO and OIE unveil strategy to control foot-and-mouth disease

FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are joining forces to combat foot-and-mouth disease on a global scale, laying out a detailed strategy to bring the devastating livestock disease under control. The two organizations underlined, however, that only solid commitment from global partners will make the strategy possible. [...]

coverLivestock epidemic causing havoc in DR Congo. FAO is mobilizing emergency support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to counter the rapid spread of peste des petits ruminants, a virulent livestock disease of goats and sheep. The disease not only threatens food security in the country, but could also result in a spill-over to southern African countries that have never had the disease. [...]
Detail of the cover Animal Genetic Resources – an international journal (No. 50)
urkey: a veterinarian preparing a Foot and Mouth vaccine for a cow. ©FAO/Kai Wiedenhoefer
Controlling foot-and-mouth disease in Eurasia
They call it the ruminant road – a flow of animals along the roads that come out of Pakistan and Afghanistan, heading north towards Central Asia and west all the way to Turkey. The flow is one of the major contributors to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. An innovative FAO approach is tackling that problem via its West Eurasia Foot-and-Mouth Disease Roadmap [read more]
Detail of the cover Livestock sector development for poverty reduction: an economic and policy perspective – Livestock’s many virtues
Detail of the cover Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Information Bulletin
Volume 34 part 2
[English] [Français]
27-29 June >
Bangkok, Thailand

FAO/OIE International Conferece on FMD Control
1-4 July >
Aarhus, Denmark

10th European IFSA Symposium
15-20 July >
Cairns, Australia

33rd Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics

From decentralized offices
ECTAD China Highlight bulletin n. 40
Control progresivo de la fiebre aftosa – Boletín de novedades n. 10



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