News and Publications

The CALLISTO network publishes final Zoonoses Report on Companian animals

The Final Report of the EU Framework 7-funded CALLISTO project is published. It summarises findings of the CALLISTO (Companion Animal multisectoriaL interprofessionaL and interdisciplinary Strategic Think tank On zoonoses) team on risks that consumers contract zoonoses from companion animals.

The  main companian animals considered in the study were dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds and ornamental fish.

The voluminous report, as well as the previous so-called 1st, 2nd, and 3rd –cycle reports <

EU progress report on Antimicrobial Resistance published

The Commission published Feb 26, 2015 a progress report on its five year Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The report summarises the progress made under each of the 12 actions. 

The REPORT describes the following ac

Joint ECDC EFSA EMA report on antimicrobial resistance

A first joint report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the integrated analysis of the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals has been published.

This report explores possible associations on antimicrobial consumption and corresponding resistance in animals and humans for EU MSs and reporting countries using 2011 and 2012

New IUCN SSC Guidelines on the Use of Ex situ Management for Species Conservation

The IUCN Species Survival Commission has published new Guidelines on the Use of Ex situ Management for Species Conservation

A growing number of species require action to ensure species survival due to increasing claims of human society on available habitats and ecosystems.

EFSA ECDC New Zoonoses Summary Report - 2013

The European Food Safety Authority EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC have published the new summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks that occured in 2013 in 32 European countries (28 Member States and four non-Member States). 


A total of 5,196 food-borne outbreaks, including waterborne outbreaks, were reported in the EU. 

A new year!

With  a new year, VetEffecT has entered her 9th years of business in 2015 and has ambition to service more clients and relations in providing support for better performance of veterinary

Disease economic analysis for Armenia to support decision making

VetEffecT is working in a project in Armenia to improve the capacity of the State Service for Food Safety (SSFS) to conduct economic analyses of diseases impact, as well as the cost of prevention, control and eradication strategies. 

The project is implemented under the Food Safety Capacity Building Project.

VetEffecT supports Ukrain Association of Pig Producers for biosecurity modernisation

VetEffecT has supported the Ukrain pig sector by reviewing the biosecurity regulations related to veterinary-sanitary zones as in use in the country, transport of pigs in the country and import of pigs.


The study was financed by the USAID Agroinvest project, and initiated by the Association of Pig Breeders in Ukrain, that is seeking possibilities

VetEffecT working on Technical assistance on post marketing surveillance and pharmacovigilance of veterinary medicines in Kenya

In a project for EDES-COLEACP, VetEffecT provided technical assistance on post marketing surveillance and pharmacovigilance of veterinary medicines in Kenya. Kenya faces issues with registration fraud, misuse, off label use and counterfeiting of veterinary medicines, resulting in considerable animal and human health risks. A post marketing surveillance and pharmacovigilance system is required to collect, evaluate and contribute to better efficacy, safety, quality and contribtue to less residues related to the use the products in the market. 

The technical assistance specifically focused on establishing a road map and contribute to the development of a National Post Marketing Surveillance System in line with the international guidance,

VetEffecT works on improved diagnosis for transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in Cambodian Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI)

In an SPS project for the ADB in Cambodia, VetEffecT supports improved diagnosis for transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in the Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI) according  to international guidelines, to facilitate better monitoring and surveillance.  

Diagnosis of FMD and Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in cattle, and CSF and PRRSV in pigs are reviewed. National surveillance programmes are con