Be prepared for livestock diseases
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CTA. 2000. Be prepared for livestock diseases. Spore 88. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Manual on the Preparation of National Animal Disease Emergency Preparedness Plans. FAO Animal Health Manuals, number 6. 1999. 96 pp. ISBN 925104290x US$ 22 E 23.15 Manual on the Preparation of Rinderpest Contingency Plans. FAO Animal Healt
A vet can cure a single cow and also an entire herd, but nationwide control and eradication of livestock diseases are the responsibility of national veterinary services. Whether it concerns a sudden local outbreak of an insect-borne disease or a slumbering killer from a neighbouring country, it is important to be prepared. FAO recently published two manuals that can be of help. One manual (number 6) provides valuable information on the principles and coordination of preparedness planning for animal diseases. It explains how to organise veterinary services during emergencies and how to set up early warning and early reaction systems. It deals with the problems of remote and marginalised areas, explains the use of radio stations and other media, and shows how to set up specific disease contingency plans. Special attention is warranted in case rinderpest emerges in a country that had been previously declared free of the disease and infection. For this disease in particular, FAO has published another manual (number 7) that provides information on the nature of rinderpest and on the principles and strategic options relating to the control and elimination of the disease. It provides guidelines for individual countries to formulate their national policy on rinderpest control and eradication. Manual on the Preparation of National Animal Disease Emergency Preparedness Plans. FAO Animal Health Manuals, number 6. 1999. 96 pp. ISBN 925104290x US$ 22 E 23.15 Manual on the Preparation of Rinderpest Contingency Plans. FAO Animal Health Manuals, number 7. 1999. 46 pp. ISBN 9251043140 US$ 14 E 14.75 FAO Sales and Marketing Group Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, Italy Fax: +39 06 57 05 33 60 Email: email@example.com