EuFMD

EuFMD

All about Foot-and-Mouth Disease! The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), based in FAO HQ, Rome, Italy.

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May 27, 2022 4 min
Simulation exercises are an excellent tool to test contingency plans and procedures to improve countries’ preparedness against animal diseases. EuFMD supports the organization of simulation exercises, and has found new solution to recent challenges.

A new concept for delivering simulation exercises was implemented: partially and/or fully online simulation exercises using an online platform for delivering injects, communication betwe...
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Open Session 2022: What is the impact of digital transformation on the veterinary domain? What cultural shifts and new technologies are changing the way in which we understand and control Foot-and-Mouth and Similar Transboundary animal diseases (FAST diseases)?

Mattia Begovoeva, EuFMD Animal Health Officer, introduces the "Open Session 2022". More information is available on our website https://www.fao.org/eufmd/meetings-and...
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With the support of EuFMD, the European private sector stakeholders in livestock production have launched a public-private partnership (PPP) Initiative for anticipating FAST-Disease Outbreaks, to explore a collaboration with public partners and academia in addressing animal health management in a structured and open discussion.
🎙️ PPP in 2 minutes by Bouda Ahmadi. How much can you learn in 2 minutes?

And our Learning ...
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February 2, 2022 2 min
Virtual Learning. What does it mean? How does the EuFMD Learning team develop new virtual activities? What has been the impact of recent events on the development of virtual learning activities?

🎙️Virtual Learning in 2 minutes by Jenny Maud. How much can you learn in 2 minutes?

More info about our Virtual Learning course is available on our website: https://eufmdlearning.works/mod/page/view.php?id=13130
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"Focusing on epidemic preparedness means that the steps that need to be taken before, during, and after an outbreak are defined and with a well-planned and tested system in place."

Epidemic Preparedness explained in a 2-minute podcast episode, by Tsviatko Alexandrov, Pillar I Coordinator.
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December 20, 2021 2 min
"Factors such as livestock industry practices, the species of livestock farmed, vaccine supply, and the resources available to deliver vaccines, will all influence how vaccines might be used to control outbreaks in different countries. Understanding these factors, can help countries to tailor their contingency plans to their own circumstances, and help to reduce the impact of livestock diseases on business continuity. "

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December 20, 2021 2 min
Effective crisis management is particularly important in epidemic and pandemic situations and depends very much on the preparedness of all the stakeholders involved.

Epidemic Preparedness in 2 minutes with Kees Van Maanen, veterinary virologist.
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When veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals are equipped with relevant skills to detect and control outbreaks of transboundary animal disease epidemics, the negative impact is minimized and livelihoods of smallholder and rural communities are safeguarded.

🎧 Epidemic Preparedness explained in a 2 minutes podcast episode, with Wilmot Chikurunhe, Coordinator of the Virtual Learning Centre in Southern Africa.
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During the roundtable discussion on exploring animal health solutions for farmers, Dr Miftahul Barbaruah introduced different models for provisions of animal health services to farmers. Before describing various models and key studies, he highlights factors affecting animal health services delivery, few guiding principles, and global policy options. What are the vital elements for the innovati...
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November 29, 2021 2 min
7 Member Nations: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Iraq have joined the Statement of Intentions(SOI)between Transcaucasia and neighboring countries.

What are the main activities included by this statement?

SOI in 2 minutes by Carsten Poetzsch, EuFMD Component Manager in Pillar II for the Southeast European Neighbourhood.
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November 23, 2021 12 min
Welcome to a new episode of our podcast

What is the relation between wildlife and domestic animals when it comes to infectious diseases?

Rodrigo Nova, EuFMD Training Technical Coordinator, discuss with Christian Gortazar, Veterinarian and Professor at the IREC about wildlife infectious diseases and how to reach disease control addressing multi-hosting pathogens.

Christian Gortázar is a veterinary and doctor from the University of Zara...
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November 9, 2021 2 min
The Real-Time Trainings play a vital role in developing a cadre of personnel who have seen field cases of FMD and have detailed knowledge of FMD diagnosis and outbreak investigation.
So far, over 1000 participants from over 60 countries have benefitted from these courses.

Learn more in our website: https://www.fao.org/eufmd/training/real-time-training/en/
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20 years ago, in 2001, the UK had an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). It had devastating consequences, not just on those directly affected, but also on the rural communities, tourism, economy, and government.

Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer UK, was with thousands of veterinarians, to work to eradicate the disease as fast as they could.
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The critical role played by Veterinary Paraprofessionals in delivering essential animal health services for smallholder farmers (SHFs) demands up to date technical competences and the development of enabling business environments for the provision of quality services and supplies. In key geographies of Africa and Asia there is the need to improve Veterinary Paraprofessionals technical and business skills and to support the establis...
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The critical role played by Veterinary Paraprofessionals in delivering essential animal health services for smallholder farmers (SHFs) demands up to date technical competences and the development of enabling business environments for the provision of quality services and supplies. In key geographies of Africa and Asia there is the need to improve Veterinary Paraprofessionals technical and business skills and to support the establis...
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In preparation for our new online course, Rodrigo Nova, EuFMD Training Technical Coordinator talks with Gary Flory, Agricultural & Stormwater Program Manager for the Valley Regional Office of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, about Culling and disposal for FAST Diseases; 2) Depopulation for FAST Diseases; 3) Culling/Disposal, cleaning and disinfection in a FAST Disease;




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July 1, 2021 24 min
Welcome to a new episode of our podcast
Drs Seabrook and Nardi introduce for the first time TOM, the new Training Management System developed by the EuFMD, describing the uses and benefit to countries and learners and explaining of competency frameworks
Marcello Nardi works as Chief Learning Officer at EuFMD. Learning professional with experience in training delivery, design, evaluation of impact, needs assessment and competency mapp...
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April 20, 2021 1 min
Erika Chenais, epidemiologist, doctor in veterinary medicine and a Foot and Mouth Disease and similar Transboundary Animal Diseases emergency preparedness specialist with the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

As a part of our work towards improving preparedness for Foot and Mouth Disease and similar Transboundary Animal Diseases crises by Member nations and across Europe, the Emergency Preparedness Netw...
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Etienne Chevanne, FMD risk management specialist working for the EuFMD talks about what is "Risk mapping and mitigation", how it works and why it is so important.
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April 20, 2021 1 min
Dr Michael Eschbaumer, epidemiologist veterinarian, Head of the National Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease at the FLI (Germany) talks about the importance of the creation of the Laboratory Biorisk Standards for laboratories working with FMD.
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