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August 28, 2012

Photo: Little red flying foxes (Pteropus scapulatus). Credit: ©Halley Design

Lifting the veil of mystery surrounding bats

FAO “bat manual” aims to reduce disease risk, highlight benefits
Increasing concern about the bat’s potential for spreading disease to other animals and humans has contributed to the suspicion that often surrounds the animal. A manual published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization aims to help countries minimize the risks to public health, while protecting the vital role that bats play in agriculture and the environment [read more...]

Photo: ©FAO/Jon SpaullPig disease outbreak in Ukraine a major warning sign

Following the first-ever detection of African swine fever in Ukraine, FAO is warning that while control measures appear to have temporarily halted the disease’s spread, it has established a firm foothold in the Caucasus and poses an ongoing risk to neighbouring areas [read more...]

tse tse flyGuess how big is the area infested by tsetse flies that transmit animal trypanosomosis and sleeping sickness in Africa
10 000; 100 000; 1 000 000 or 10 000 000 square km [Check the answer]
LEGS logoFAO renews its involvement in the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project
LEGS focuses on how livestock assets can be protected and, if necessary, rebuilt in crises and emergencies. The aim is to improve the quality and timeliness of response providing tools to facilitate appropriate interventions and promoting early action and preparedness
[read more...]
cover EMPRES WATCHEMPRES WATCH: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Mexico (H7N3) – A significant threat to poultry production not to be underestimated
20-24 August > Maastricht, Netherlands
13th International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Conference 2012
6-7 September > Bonn, Germany
Livestock Futures Conference
20-21 September
3rd Annual World Rabies Day Webinar
24-27 September > Canary Isles, Spain
11th International Conference on Goats
28 September
World Rabies Day

7th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: documents

From decentralized offices
HPAI China Highlight bulletin n. 42

They refer to us...
Bloomberg Businessweek





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