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About FAO Reference Centres

About FAO Reference Centres

FAO Reference Centres for animal health are institutions designated by the Director-General to provide specific, independent technical/scientific advice on issues related to FAO’s mandate.
The Reference Centres designated by FAO are centres of excellence in providing scientific and technical expertise, diagnostic services, laboratory and field training, in coordinating research and developmental studies, and in contributing to FAO projects.

FAO has identified 18 technical areas in the field of animal health for which collaboration with Reference Centres is currently required.

Thematic areas:
Veterinary Epidemiology
Laboratory biosafety and biocontainment
Drug and vaccine quality control
Wildlife health
Veterinary Public Health
Human-animal-environment interface

Specific disease focus:
Animal influenza and Newcastle Disease
Foot-and-mouth disease and other vesicular diseases
Morbilliviruses
(esp. Peste des Petits Ruminants and Rinderpest)
Ruminant Mycoplasmoses
Vector-borne diseases
Livestock parasitic diseases
Brucellosis
Tuberculosis and paratuberculosis
African and Classical swine fevers
Rabies
Zoonotic parasitic diseases
Viral zoonotic diseases

More information on current FAO Reference Centres can be found at EMPRES-i web site.

Published 01-10-2013 in About FAO Reference Centres , last update 01-10-2013

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