This compilation of papers on emergency management offers important information for managing animal and aquatic animal disease emergencies. The information and personal experiences described by contributing authors from Member Countries of the OIE will be an invaluable reference publication on this important area of responsibility for veterinary administrators. In this respect, this Review is an important, timely and practical reference document.
The scope of this publication is different from many editions of the Review, in that national Chief Veterinary Officers are the primary authors. This reflects the special role and regulatory responsibility that Chief Veterinary Officers exercise during disease emergencies. Hence, this issue is aimed more at being a practical technical guide than a compilation of scientific papers.