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Inception workshop of the project “Strengthening the regional preparedness, prevention and response against lumpy skin disease in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine”

Kyiv, Ukraine, 30/05/2018 - 31/05/2018

Background
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a newly emerged transboundary animal disease spreading throughout the Middle East, Turkey, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. Introduction of LSD virus into naïve population causes considerable economic losses due to death of cattle, decrease of their productivity, the cost of vaccination campaigns, and most importantly, its effects on trade. The risk of an imminent incursion into neighbouring still unaffected countries is very high, particularly for those sharing borders and (both formal and informal) trade routes. This is the case of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Workshop objectives
• To present the project objectives, outputs and activities
• To discuss and fine-tune the project activities and timeline, in synergy with ongoing activities at country level

Participants
The two-day workshop will bring together veterinary specialists (from state veterinary services) from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, plus nationally recruited consultants, international FAO experts, national institutions, and international agencies.

Presentations

Реакция ФАО на появление заразного узелкового дерматита в Европе
Андрей Розстальный
Эксперт по животноводству и ветеринарии 
Региональный офис по Европе и Центральной Азии

Overview of FAO Technical Cooperation Programme Strategic Framework, presence in the region
Daniela Mangione
Programme Officer, REU FAO

Key components of the project (TCP/RER/3605)
Daniel Beltran-Alcrudo
Animal Health Officer, REU FAO

Introduction to Lumpy Skin Disease
Tsviatko Alexandrov
DVM, PhD, FAO International consultant

Key elements for LSD preparedness:
contingency plans, surveillance & early detection, vaccination strategies and how to assess them through simulation exercises

Tsviatko Alexandrov and Nadav Galon
FAO International consultants

Introduction to risk assessment
Jordi Casal
Universitat Autonoma de BArcelona

Risk Communication before during and after an outbreak
Nadav Galon
FAO International consultant

The importance of awareness and trainings for field veterinarians and farmers
Tsviatko Alexandrov
DVM, PhD, FAO International consultant

Action plan and timeline (TCP/RER/3605)
Daniel Beltran-Alcrudo
Animal Health Officer, REU FAO

Country presentations

Republic of Belarus

Republic of Moldova

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