October 17, 2003
Oct. 17, 2003 -- According to USAHA News, Dr. Barnard Vallat, director-general of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), addressed five main topics in his keynote address at the joint session of the U.S. Animal Health Association and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in San Diego this week.
The five topics included: recognition of the veterinary profession; surveillance; worldwide policies against disease; zoning and compartmentalization; and pathogens and trade.
Vallat also mentioned that OIE will be developing animal welfare guiding principles. Transportation, humane slaughter and depopulation for disease control will be the first areas to be addressed with housing and management to follow.
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