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July 19, 2013

Large support for Sustainable Livestock

Moratorium on using live rinderpest virus lifted for approved research

Benefits of future research should be carefully balanced against potential risks
A moratorium on using live rinderpest virus for approved research has been lifted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The moratorium followed the adoption of a Resolution in May 2011 by all OIE Member Countries that urged members to forbid the manipulation of rinderpest virus containing material unless approved by the Veterinary Authority and by FAO and OIE. [...]

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Pakistan: A farmer feeding a herd of water buffalo. ©FAO/Asim Hafeez Can we move towards “Sustainable animal diets”? Animal feeding has an impact on the environment, the use of water and land, animal production, health and welfare, food safety and quality [...]
online lesson FAO offers free online course on FMD. The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean has launched a virtual course "Alert Responses and Health Emergencies’’ [Spanish]
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coverHealth and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries
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Sequestration and destruction of rinderpest virus stocks
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Kenya's Maasai remember rinderpest
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FAO emergency consultation - Avian influenza H7N9
coverUtilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as livestock feed and as substrates for generation of other value-added products
coverIn vivo conservation of Animal Genetic Resources
coverÉtude sur les abattoirs d’animaux de boucherie en Afrique centrale
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
27-31 July > Lanzhou, China
4th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
30 July – 1 August > Wuhan, China
BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Microbes – 2013
25-29 August > Perth, Western Australia
24th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP)


From decentralized offices
Control Progresivo de la Fiebra Aftosa: Boletín de Novedades N. 12
Plan continental para la erradicación de la peste porcina clásica de las Américas N. 2

FAO reconoce a Perú esfuerzos para vencer la fiebre aftosa



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