The official said they have been continuously coordinating with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned agencies to prevent the entry of animal diseases
in the area, especially the dreaded African swine fever (ASF).
The approval of the fund comes at a time when the DA is trying to contain a mysterious animal disease
that has killed scores of hogs in some backyard farms in Luzon.
The Executive Yuan passed a draft amendment Thursday designed to toughen punishments for people who intentionally spread false information about animal diseases
, who may face a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$31,910) for each violation if the bill clears the legislative floor.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 23rd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa held on Tuesday, the minister added that Tunisia is a model country for the OIE in terms of fight and prevention against animal diseases
that can affect the flocks.
According to him: 'Over the years, FAO helps countries to prepare for animal disease
emergencies by building their veterinary Service capacity on the GEMP practice.'
ISLAMABAD -- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) jointly held a workshop on Zoonotic diseases, which are the animal diseases
that can spread to humans, such as Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, rabies, brucellosis and avian influenza.
Realizing that Animal health is vital to animal production in the country, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has established three institutes to look after animal disease
monitoring and surveillance in the country.
The Ministry of Environment and Water is implementing a system to detect, trace and investigate endemic animal diseases
as part of its efforts to combat infectious outbreaks and disease threats to public health, said Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water.
"A competent and well resourced laboratory stands at the centre of animal disease
surveillance activities, in terms of the deployment of the latest technology and knowledge in detecting and controlling animal diseases
for national and international research initiatives," Mutorwa said.
Scientists in the ARS Foreign Animal Disease
Research Unit at the Plum Island Animal Disease
Center are investigating this disease.
Information system for control of animal diseases
NADIS (National Animal Disease
Information Service) is being implemented in State Inspectorate on Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security and its structures throughout the country, Minister of Agriculture and Melioration Chingis Uzakbaev told Tazabek in an interview.
trace-ability, or knowing where diseased and at-risk animals are, where they have been and when they have traveled, is important to ensure a rapid response when animal disease
events emerge, USDA officials said.
Under the principle, imports of animal husbandry products are allowed from a country, which is free from animal disease
. Imports are banned from the country if animal disease
is still found in any area in that country.
Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said: "In this modern age of globalised trade and travel, the risk of animal disease
entering the UK is greater than ever.