Animal Health

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The Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) plans and delivers FAO animal health emergency and development programmes to prevent and mitigate the impact of animal diseases using a One Health approach.

The Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) helps countries through progressive biosecurity management of animal and zoonotic diseases, monitoring emerging pathogens, enhancing early warning and coordinated actions to control food security and livelihoods threats.


This manual contains key elements of the Frontline In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) programme necessary for successful mentorship. The...
This publication provides a template on how to structure a control and eradication plan for African swine fever in wild...
Provides a concise and authoritative reference on the use of vaccines against diseases of livestock. Compiled by Senior Animal Health Officers...
These guidelines aim at supporting countries in the elaboration and planning of active surveillance schemes at national level for the...