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Rabies Control - Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source
Compendium of the OIE Global Conference on Rabies Control

Author(s) : OIE; Ed., 2012

This Compendium of manuscripts, prepared by speakers of the conference and reviewed by experts from its Scientific Committee, provides an overview of the current rabies situation worldwide and highlights the importance of rabies control at the animal source in achieving worldwide elimination of rabies in humans. The recommendations adopted at the end of the conference are also included. They will guide the future actions of the OIE and its Member Countries in this area.

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Animal Health and Biodiversity – Preparing for the future
Compendium of the OIE Global Conference on Wildlife

Author(s) : OIE; Ed.: 2012

This Compendium of manuscripts, prepared by speakers of the conference and reviewed by the experts from the Scientific Committee, provides an overview of available knowledge on wildlife, animal health and biodiversity protection.

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Foot and Mouth Disease: the way towards global control

Author(s) : OIE ; Ed.: 2011

Proceedings of the First OIE/FAO Global Conference, Asuncion, Paraguay

More than 500 experts and stakeholders arrived in Asunción, to pave the way towards global foot and mouth disease (FMD) control. These conference proceedings provide an overview of the global and regional situation for FMD and address surveillance, vaccination and diagnostic methods to move towards global control as well as the impact FMD has on international trade. This first Global Conference on FMD Control was a successful start, boosting new national and regional policies and actions with the ultimate overall aim of global control of FMD.

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Evolving veterinary education for a safer world

Author(s) : OIE; Ed. 2011

Proceedings of the First OIE Global Conference, OIE Headquarters, Paris, France

World Deans and Directors of veterinary training institutions and key national veterinary education policy makers, now speaking with one voice, have provided great collaborative work for the making of the first global recommendations on global improvement of veterinary education. These OIE Conference proceedings provide a clear vision of the way veterinary education must evolve worldwide in order to comply with societal demands and with the concept of Global Public Good and the role the OIE and partners will undertake in supporting this evolution.

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Animal Welfare: 'Putting the OIE standards to work'

Author(s) : OIE & EU; Ed.: 2011

Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Animal Welfare, Cairo, Egypt

These proceedings address the worldwide implementation of the OIE Animal Welfare standards for the transport of livestock by land, sea and air; the slaughter of animals for human consumption and the killing of animals for disease control purposes.

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Animal Identification and Traceability 'From Farm to Fork'

Author(s) : OIE, Ed. 2010

Proceedings of the First OIE Global Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The benefits of identification and traceability for animal health, disease control, food safety and quality including labeling, genetic selection and control over trade were discussed. The experiences and perspectives of countries and sectors that have implemented animal identification and traceability were presented and practical examples used to explain how the international standards can be implemented in a cost effective manner in consultation with stakeholders.

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Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia

Author(s) : B. Dodet, A.R. Fooks, T. Müller, N. Tordo, IABS; Ed.: 2008

This volume presents up-to-date information on rabies epidemiology in humans and animals throughout Eurasia and the most recent data on rabies virus and its structure, as well as the basic mechanisms of rabies infection.
This book is highly valuable to regulatory veterinary services, public health services, medical and veterinary practitioners, scientists and researchers interested in combating this neglected disease, which kills more than 50,000 persons annually, mainly children. Rabies elimination is at hand, through a ‘One Health’ strategic collaboration between veterinary and human health authorities, political will and community involvement, and application of the knowledge gained from this volume.

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Vaccination: A Tool for the Control of Avian Influenza

Author(s) : B. Dodet; Ed.: 2007

If managed properly, vaccination can be a valuable tool to maximize control efforts and to directly and indirectly reduce the risk of human exposure. These proceedings include presentations on the experiences made in various parts of the world and the challenges and constraints faced by developing countries in implementing effective vaccination campaigns. Other contributions provide guidance to decision-makers concerned with planning vaccination campaigns and up-to-date information on developments in avian influenza vaccines, their efficacy, their performance in different avian species and on strategies of differentiating infected from vaccinated animals, as well as their application.

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The OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health

Author(s) : B. Dodet, IABS; Ed.: 2007

The OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, held in Bergen, Norway in October 2006, was an opportunity for the OIE and its Member Countries to help build a framework for improved involvement and cooperation between the authorities (Veterinary and Fish Health, Fisheries and Environment), the scientific community and the private sector on aquatic animal health and welfare; help clarify the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in the process of early disease detection, rapid response and reporting; help increase aquatic animal health emergency response capabilities; exchange information on emerging diseases and animal welfare issues; help develop a science-based approach to the management of aquatic animal health and welfare; and present the valuable experience gained in the past few years.

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1st International Conference of the OIE Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres

Author(s) : M. Lombard, B. Dodet, IABS; Ed.: 2007

The proceedings of the first international meeting of experts from 'OIE Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres', which took place in Florianopolis, Brazil in December 2006, addresses the updating and setting of standards for methodologies in the fields of diagnostics, vaccine quality and biosecurity; the improvement of methods for internet networking, and the building of closer links between existing Reference Laboratories, Collaborating Centres and national and private veterinary laboratories. It demonstrates the need for OIE institutions to support developing and in-transition countries in facing current challenges and new threats linked to globalization and climate change through twinning, capacity building, and training programs.

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Challenges in responding to new international & societal demands on the veterinary profession

Author(s) : OIE; Ed.: 2006

Proceedings of the Seminar ‘Challenges in Responding to New International and Societal Demands on the Veterinary Profession’

The OIE Seminar on this very important and up-to-date subject was organised in collaboration with FAO and the World Veterinary Association, was held during the 28th World Veterinary Congress which took place in Minneapolis, USA, from 16 to 20 July 2005 in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Annual Convention.

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Animal Welfare: an OIE initiative

Author(s) : OIE & European Commission; Ed.: 2004

Proceedings of the Global Conference on Animal Welfare, Paris, France

The theme of the Conference was the bringing together of scientific, ethical and cultural values, as well as practical realities, in order to make useful recommendations for the preparation of international standards by the OIE. The book contains the unabridged texts of the 24 papers presented by internationally renowned experts, on the following topics: Various perspectives on global animal welfare challenges; Applying science to animal welfare; Areas of practical application; and The way forward. It also contains recommendations from the various working groups, which consisted of experts from the different stakeholder groups, namely the public and private sector, research and education, and nongovernmental organisations.

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Thematic publications 

The Veterinary Laboratory and Field Manual

Author(s) : S. Cork, R. Halliwell; 3rd Ed. 2019

While there are more capable diagnostic laboratories now than in the past, it remains evident that these services have often had a limited impact on the wellbeing of farmers in isolated rural communities or on the health and productivity of their livestock. Farmer and community contact remains predominantly with animal health extension services at the district level where resources are generally limited and laboratory support and facilities are poor.

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Atlas of Camel Pathology

Author(s) : El Tigani Ahmed El Tigani Asil, Aboubakr Abdel-rashed Ibrahim Elkhouly; Ed. 2019

This Atlas is intended to help veterinary students, veterinary field staff and pathologists involved in camel disease surveillance and diagnosis to identify common diseases of dromedary camels. This pictorial guide describes clinical signs and demonstrates, through a range of colour images, various post-mortem and histopathological lesions associated with 24 viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases, as well as some mineral deficiencies and toxicities. Expected late 2019.

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Foot and mouth disease vaccination and post-vaccination monitoring, FAO/OIE Guidelines

Author(s) : Edited by: Samia Metwally & Susanne Münstermann ; Ed. 2016

The past decade has been an exciting period for the control of foot and mouth disease (FMD). The Progressive Control Pathway for FMD (PCP-FMD) was developed to provide a novel stepwise methodology for a cost-effective, risk-management approach to FMD control, and it is now the backbone for the implementation of the FAO-OIE Global Foot and Mouth Disease Control Strategy.

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Atlas of Transboundary Animal Diseases

Author(s) : P. Fernandez, W. White, revised English ed. 2016; éd. fr 2012 ; ed. esp. 2011

The Atlas of Transboundary Animal Diseases, the OIE's bestseller,  is intended to assist Veterinary Service field staffs involved in animal disease surveillance and diagnostics in identifying important transboundary diseases of livestock. The focus of this publication is on key images of clinical signs and post mortem lesions associated with 29 OIE notifiable animal diseases supplemented by basic disease information from the OIE technical disease cards. Input for this consolidated reference volume comes from OIE's global network of veterinary epidemiologists and diagnostic experts and the support of APHIS-USDA.
The revised edition is now available in English!

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Guide to terrestrial animal health surveillance

Author(s) : OIE; Ed. 2015

The purpose of surveillance is to provide timely and relevant information to allow early warning and inform policy makers for rapid response to reduce the spread and mitigate the impact of disease.
This practical handbook about surveillance is intended to be used mainly by Veterinary Services or other Competent Authorities, their staff and experts as a tool for strengthening the design, implementation and evaluation of surveillance systems for diseases of relevance for terrestrial animals in their country.

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Atlas of Porcine Dermatology

Author(s) : J.M.Gourreau,R. Drolet, G.-P. Martineau, H. Morvan, P.-P. Pastoret, D. Pin & D. W. Scott ; Ed. 2015

This Atlas, which has been lavishly illustrated, is the first of its kind and fills a gap in the global veterinary literature. The advantage of this book is that it takes into account all aspects of porcine dermatology (it covers non-infectious diseases and those whose origins are neither parasitic nor fungal), thus facilitating differential diagnosis.

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A review of the scientific literature on the control of Salmonella spp. in food-producing animals other than poultry

Author(s) : S. Belluco, V. Cibin, R. Davies, A. Ricci & A. Wales; Ed. 2015

Salmonella species are prominent and enduring pathogens worldwide, which represent a challenge for both animal and human health. This review provides an extensive summary of the prevalence, epidemiology and control of Salmonella in non-avian livestock, as well as a review of attribution studies relating it to human disease.

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Bee health and veterinarians

Author(s) : Wolfgang Ritter ; Ed. 2014

Maintaining bee health is a central responsibility in beekeeping, for both professional and amateur beekeepers, because only healthy bees are able to pollinate successfully and achieve a good honey harvest. Bee losses have become an increasingly serious problem throughout the world.

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Camelid Infectious Disorders

Author(s) : U. Wernery, J. Kinne, R.K. Schuster ; Ed. 2014

This edition provides an up-to-date reference book covering all infectious diseases in camelids. The book is divided into chapters on bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases; each section containing information on aetiology, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and control.

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Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis

Author(s) : IUCN SSC & OIE; Eng. Ed. 2014 ; Ed. Esp. 2016

The Manual of Procedures and the Guidelines for Wildlife Risk Analysis provide practical guides that will be useful to the growing and diverse range of professionals, policy-makers and decision-makers faced with the social, political and technical complexities assessment and management of wildlife associated disease risk scenarios.

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Pictorial guide to the diagnosis of glanders

Author(s) : OIE; Ed. 2012

Glanders is a contagious and life-threatening disease of horses, donkeys and mules caused by Burkholderia mallei which can be transmitted to humans. Susceptibility to glanders has been demonstrated in wild felines, camels, bears, wolves and dogs. This brochure on glanders shows valuable images of clinical signs, post mortem lesions as well as histology and microbiological pictures. These images will serve as a useful tool to veterinarians and other interested people in understanding and diagnosing this zoonosis. It may also help to eradicate the disease from our globe.

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Handbook on Import Risk Analysis for Animals and Animal Products
I. Introduction and qualitative risk analysis

Author(s) : OIE; Volume I; Ed. 2010

The Volume I Handbook introduces the concepts of import risk analysis and discusses qualitative risk analysis. The provision of tested practical examples makes it a useful training tool.

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Handbook on Import Risk Analysis for Animals and Animal Products
II. Quantitative risk analysis

Author(s) : OIE; Volume II; Ed.: 2004

The handbook will provide practical guidance to Veterinary Services confronted with the need to analyse the risks posed by imports, to ensure that stakeholders, risk analysts and decision-makers can be confident that the disease risks posed have been identified and can be managed effectively. The handbook will also be useful as a training aid to address the critical need for capacity building in this discipline.

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Wild Mammals
New classification of the Ungulates

Author(s) : A. François, Cl. Guintard & J.-P. Mangin; Ed. 2010

Both scientific and philatelic, Wild Mammals is an original book on hoofed animals. This new classification of animals deserves to be discovered by a wider public.
Bilingual publication: French - English

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Guide for Aquatic Animal Health Surveillance

Author(s) : F. Corsin, M. Georgiadis, K. Larry Hammell, B. Hill; Ed.: 2009

Efficient and reliable surveillance systems generate sound evidence for disease incidence, prevalence and distribution, or for demonstrating disease absence. Science-based decisions regarding the health of aquatic animals rely on the information generated by surveillance programs. This practical handbook about surveillance is intended to be used mainly by Veterinary Services or other Competent Authorities, their staff and experts, for designing, implementing, and evaluating surveillance systems for diseases of relevance for aquatic animals in their country.

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Bluetongue in northern Europe

Author(s) : C. Saegerman, F. Reviriego-Gordejo, P.P. Pastoret; Ed.: 2008

Bluetongue (BT) is an infectious, viral and vector-borne disease of improved breeds of sheep and some species of deer that is of major international importance. The infection is usually unapparent in cattle, which acts as reservoir for the virus. However, some serotypes such as serotype 8 (BTV-8), which recently caused a severe epizootic of BT in northern Europe, exhibit a more important virulence in cattle.

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Trichinellosis: WHO/FAO/OIE Guidelines

Author(s) : J.Dupouy-Camet & K.D. Murell; Ed.: 2007

Guidelines for the surveillance, management, prevention and control of Trichinellosis were developed with the objective of updating scientists, the public, and public health agencies responsible for trichinellosis control and prevention on these new developments and on the latest understanding of trichinellosis. The Guidelines reflect the accumulated knowledge and expertise of many internationally renowned experts on this zoonosis and the contents cover the most recent discoveries and advances in Trichinella biology, systematics, epidemiology, diagnosis, patient management, prevention and control.

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Zoonoses et maladies transmissibles communes à l'homme et aux animaux
 Vols. I, II & III

Author(s) : Pedro N. Acha, Boris Szyfres; Ed.: 2005

Volume I : Bacterioses and mycoses ; Volume II : Chlamydioses, rickettsioses and viroses; Volume III : Parasitoses (sold together)
Most of the recent emerging diseases are of animal origin, and nearly all are potential zoonoses. Over the last decades, nearly one new emerging disease has appeared each year; around 75% of them are zoonotic in nature. Recent West Nile fever and avian influenza epidemics, or the present rabies upsurge in Eastern Europe, bear witness to the vitality of emerging diseases the world over.

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Taeniosis - cysticercosis: WHO-FAO-OIE Guidelines

Author(s) : K.D. Murrell; Ed.: 2004

The WHO/FAO/OIE Guidelines for the Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Taenisosis and Cysticercosis is a compilation of the knowledge and valuable expertise of a great many internationally recognised experts on this zoonosis, accumulated over more than a hundred years of research. With out this knowledge base, effective and proven recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control will not be possible.

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Livestock Trypanosomoses and Vectors in Latin America

Author(s) : M. Desquesnes; Ed.: 2004

This study of livestock trypanosomoses in Latin America, the first of its kind, provides an overview of the situation as it was between 1990 and 1995, and will serve as a benchmark for future studies and comparisons. The study’s appraisal of mechanical vectors and their harmful effects focuses on the damage that Tabanids can cause, and provides statistics on their impact on the livestock industry. These statistics alone provide sufficient justification for undertaking seasonal strategic control measures against these insects, whose effect on livestock, while often localised and short-lived, has not thus far been given proper consideration.

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Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

Author(s) : A.A. King, A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert, A.I. Wandeler; Ed.: 2004

Throughout the 20th Century, control strategies for rabies in Europe have significantly reduced the human burden of disease. Rabies has been successfully eradicated from many European countries and in this book leading experts describe the various approaches that have been taken.

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Principales maladies infectieuses et parasitaires du bétail: Europe et régions chaudes

Author(s) : J. Blancou, P-C. Lefèvre, R. Chermette; Ed. 2003

Gaston Ramon Award by the French Veterinary Academy. These two volumes are the product of work by top world scientists. Over 130 diseases are presented, most of which are accompanied by very valuable and informative illustrations and photographs. Viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases of all livestock species, apart from poultry, that are encountered in temperate regions as well as in the hotter areas, such as the Mediterranean Basin, and in countries of the tropics, are discussed in detail. Numerous so-called 'emerging' diseases that threaten to invade temperate areas, or which have already started to do so, are described (bluetongue, African horse sickness, foot and mouth disease, etc.). Available in French only.

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History of the surveillance and control of transmissible animal diseases

Author(s) : J. Blancou; éd. fr. : 2000; Eng. Ed.: 2003

...a book that is scholarly and exhaustive without being turgid or dull, illuminating and engaging without being superficial or facetious. It really ought to be in the library of every animal disease research establishment, and of course of every veterinary school where one would hope that students as well as staff would peruse it... Veterinary History
This book outlines the history of the surveillance and control of the major transmissible diseases (sheep pox, foot and mouth disease, anthrax, glanders, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, rinderpest, rabies, tuberculosis, and ecto- and endoparasitic disease), as well as wildlife diseases.

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Poor livestock producers,
the environment and the paradoxes of development policies

Author(s) : J.P. Pradère; Ed. 2017

This report confirms the need for international solidarity and the need to strengthen the capacity of Veterinary Services in poor countries in order to promote sustainable livestock development, tackle poverty and preserve the global public goods of health and the environment more effectively.

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Technical Series 

Brucellosis in the Mediterranean countries: history, prevalence, distribution, current situation and attempts at surveillance and control, Technical Series Vol. 12

Author(s) : G. Wareth; Ed. 2019

This book focuses on the historical and current status of the disease in the 23 countries with coastlines along the Mediterranean. This work is mainly based on information collected and provided by local authorities, governmental bodies and National Reference Laboratories for Brucellosis, as well as national experts in each country.

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Qualitative risk assessment of the spread of foot and mouth disease by international trade in deboned beef, Technical Series Vol. 11

Author(s) : D.J. Paton, M. Sinclair & R. Rodríguez; Ed. 2011

Deboning beef is one of the main measures taken to mitigate the risk of the spread of foot and mouth disease. This timely publication provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to all aspects of this trade.

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Scientific assessment and management of animal pain,
Technical Series Vol. 10

Author(s) : D. Mellor, P. Thornber, D. Bayvel & S. Kahn; Ed.: 2008

Essential reading for everyone involved in animal welfare.
This timely publication covers all aspects of the scientific assessment and management of animal pain, an essential component of animal welfare. 

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