News and Publications

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

Zoobiquity: comparative medicine

Het Kennisnetwerk Zoönosen Midden-Nederland en VetEffecT organiseerden op donderdag 11 september 2014 het eerste Zoobiquity-congres in Dierenpark Amersfoort. In de Verenigde Staten zijn dergelijke congressen een groot succes. Vanuit verschillende invalshoeken bespreken veterinaire en humane artsen ziektebeelden die zowel bij dieren als bij mensen voorkomen. Wat zijn de verschillen? Wat zijn de overeenkomsten? En hoe kunnen veterinaire en humane artsen van elkaar leren?

 

 

Zoobiquity onderzoekt hoe overeenkomsten tussen mens en dier gebruikt kunnen worden voor de diagnose, behandeling en genezing van ziektes bij beiden.

VetEffecT associated partner of Epizone European Research Group

VetEffecT is associated partner of the Epizone European Research Group.

Epizone is an international network of veterinary research institutes working on epizootic animal diseases and plays a key role in research on prevention, detection and control of animal diseases o

European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance published

On 25 March 2014 EFSA and ECDC published The European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food 2012. This report contains information on Salmonella, Campylobacter, E coli indicator bacteria and Staphyloccus aureus with data from 26 EU countries. It marks the EU ongoing activities to reduce antimicrobial resistance  and to move ahead with more harmonised recording of  antimicrobial resistance.

Salmonella and Campylobacter were the most common sources of zoonotic foodborn infections.

Scientific report from EFSA published to prevent african swine fever spread through wild boar

African Swine fever virus (ASFV) is increasingly threatening Western Europe as it is spreading from Russia and the Caucasean region to the West. EFSA has published a new scientific report:  "Evaluation of possible mitigation measures to prevent introduction and spread of African swine fever virus through wild boar"

Because the wild boar is an important vector in the spread of the disease, the option to reduce wild boars by hunting was considered.

VetEffecT has been awarded a new framework contract under EDES COLEACP

A new framework contract on food safety and laboraties is granted to VetEffecT by EDES COLEACP.

EDES aims to secure the flow of food products of animal and plant origin towards the EU or at regional level, in particular by making small-scale growers in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

DG SANCO Study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices

While the European Union (EU) has legislation on certain health requirements for intra-EU trade on cats and dogs, there is an absence of EU legislation on broader aspects of their welfare. At the national level there is wide variation in animal welfare legislation across the Member States. The recent EU conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in the EU observed that the rise in the lucrative trade of cats and dogs has brought problems such as genetic selection, puppy farming, mutilation and inhumane disposal, but there is currently no harmonised EU legislation to address the welfare concerns.

The overall objective of this DG SANCO study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices is to determine the extent to which the EU should take specific measures on the welfare

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