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Upcoming events

  • 18 February
    Seminar on Global Antimicrobial Use in the Livestock Sector
  • 18-19 February > Washington D.C., USA
    The Future Food
  • 9-13 March > Gujarat, India
    South Asian Meeting of Pastoralists in support of the Pastoralism Knowledge Hub
  • 10 March > Rome, Italy
    3rd International One Health Congress

Bioinformatics helps scientists develop new drugs and targeted treatments. ©FAO/Simon Maina

Crunching genomes to boost animal health

FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics team up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases

FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife. [...]


Keeping foot-and-mouth disease under control in the Balkans

Veterinary services test preparedness in simulated disease outbreak exercise

FMD, which affects most cloven-hoofed mammals, can seriously undermine meat and milk production ©FAO/EuFMDThe European Union and FAO have stepped up efforts to assist countries to prepare for any possible outbreaks of devastating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle, sheep, goats and other animals, including in the Balkans. [...]