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Current Issue : #2019-2

Update from 01/05/2019 To 16/09/2019

The national government of each Member appoints a representative for the OIE, known as the Delegate, whose responsibility is to participate in the OIE international standard-setting process, as well as to notify the organisation of the animal health situation in their country. Discover the new Delegates on this page. Access the full list of OIE Delegates here.

  • 16 September 2019 Nepal Dr Banshi Sharma

    Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
  • 11 September 2019 Cameroon Dr Ambroise Garga Gonne

    Directeur des Services vétérinaires, Ministère de l’élevage, des pêches et des industries animales
  • 1 September 2019 Afghanistan Dr Ahmad Mukhtar Muhseni

    Animal Health Director, General Directorate of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
  • 27 August 2019 El Salvador Dr Néstor Odir Avendaño Romero

    Jefe de División, Servicios Veterinarios, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
  • 21 August 2019 Fiji Dr Surend Pratap

    Acting Chief Executive Officer, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF)
  • 20 August 2019 Algeria Dr Ahmed Chawki El Karim Boughalem

    Directeur des Services vétérinaires, Ministère de l’agriculture, du développement rural et de la pêche
  • 1 August 2019 India Dr Atul Chaturvedi

    Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  • 31 July 2019 Ghana Dr Hayford Asiedu-Baah

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Service Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • 18 July 2019 Turkmenistan Dr Begmyrat Erkayev

    Deputy Head, State Veterinary Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection
  • 10 July 2019 Laos Dr Vilayphone Vorraphim

    Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • 14 June 2019 Niger Dr Issiako Abdou

    Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la santé animale, Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’élevage
  • 10 June 2019 Somalia Dr Abdirahman Nur Kailie

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range
  • 7 June 2019 Costa Rica Dr Bernardo Jaén Hernández

    Director General, Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
  • 21 May 2019 China (People’s Rep. of) Dr Baoxu Huang

    Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • 15 May 2019 Qatar Dr Abdulaziz Al-Zeyara

    Director, Animal Resources Department, Ministry of Municipality and Environment
  • 14 May 2019 Armenia Dr Georgi Avetisyan

    Head, Food Safety Inspection Body of the Government of the Republic of Armenia
  • 10 May 2019 Sweden Dr Håkan Henrikson

    CVO, Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • 7 May 2019 Madagascar Dr Harimanana Rasoanarimalala

    Directrice des Services vétérinaires, Ministère de l’élevage et de la protection animale
  • 6 May 2019 Georgia Dr Vasili Basiladze

    Deputy Head, LEPL National Food Agency, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
  • 21 March 2019 Rwanda Dr Fabrice Ndayisenga

    Head of Department, Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources

Since its creation in 1924, the OIE has become stronger and had gathered more Members. The full list of OIE Members can be consulted here. Find below the countries that have recently joined the Organisation, as well as more information about them.

The global network of OIE Reference Centres is the core of the OIE’s scientific expertise and excellence. An OIE Reference Centre is designated either as a Reference Laboratory or as a Collaborating Centre. Discover on this page the OIE Reference Centres designated by the World Assembly of Delegates at the last General Session (May 2019). View the comprehensive list of OIE Reference Laboratories and OIE Collaborating Centres.

  • New OIE Reference Laboratories

    Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis)

    Prof. Jiabo Ding
    National Reference Laboratory for Animal Brucellosis (NRLAB)
    Department of Diagnostic Technology
    China Institute of Veterinary Drug Control (IVDC)
    No.8 Zhongguancun South Street
    Haidian District
    Beijing 100081
    Tel. +86 10 61 25 53 27

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory for brucellosis is the first animal brucellosis laboratory to be established in China. The laboratory undertakes national and international research projects, focusing on epidemiological surveillance and analysis, basic research, and integrated prevention and control technologies for brucellosis. A set of new methods has been developed for molecular and serological detection of brucellosis, five of which have been officially licensed. The laboratory has accumulated extensive experience in the development of technologies for brucellosis diagnosis and control. It provides technical assistance and training for veterinary diagnostic laboratories in China each year and will share its results and technologies with other OIE Member Countries.


    Prof. Xuepeng Cai
    Helminthosis Laboratory, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    1 Xujiaping
    Yanchangbu, Lanzhou 730046
    Gansu Province
    Tel. +86 931 834 27 16

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory engages in the study of porcine and cattle cysticercosis, including epidemiology, diagnosis, vaccine development and scientific consultancy. At present, the laboratory has a large number of standard serum samples, of adult worms and larvae samples, and genomic DNA of Taenia solium, T. saginatus and T. asiatica. The laboratory undertakes indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), dot-ABC-ELISA and differential diagnosis based on the polymerase chain reaction for cysticercosis. The TSOL18 vaccine and the related method for immunological antibody detection have also been developed.


    Dr Karine Laroucau
    Anses Maisons-Alfort
    Animal Health Laboratory
    Bacterial Zoonoses Unit
    14 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
    94701 Maisons-Alfort Cedex
    Tel. +33 1 49 77 13 00

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory, which is the European Union reference laboratory for equine diseases (including glanders), develops and validates new direct and indirect methods for the diagnosis and typing of Burkholderia mallei infections. The laboratory also organises inter-laboratory testing (serology, PCR) and holds training sessions.

    Equine infectious anaemia

    Dr Maria Teresa Scicluna
    Division for the Diagnosis of Viral Diseases and Leptospirosis
    Istituto Zooprofillatico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana (IZSLT)
    Via Appia Nuova 1411
    00178 Roma
    Tel. +39 06 79 09 93 15

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory operates according to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard with accreditation and validation of the serological methods (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, agar gel immunodiffusion and immunoblotting) for the diagnosis of equine infectious anaemia (EIA), which it produces and that are available on request. It organises regular interlaboratory trials and provides services for the standardisation and validation of EIA serological diagnostic kits. In addition, the laboratory provides scientific and technical support, as well as training in EIA diagnosis. The laboratory also offers, at the international level, high quality diagnostic services using serological, molecular and virological methods. The laboratory conducts studies on the phylogenesis of EIA virus and the immunological response of the hosts. Support is also available for the development of surveillance plans for the eradication and control of the infection.


    Dr Vlad Vuta
    National Reference Laboratory for Rabies
    Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health
    Dr Nicolae Staicovici Street, No. 63, Sector 5
    București 050557
    Tel. +40 374 32 20 00

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory focuses on diagnosis, epidemiology, research, surveillance, monitoring, elimination and other activities relating to rabies. The laboratory has extensive experience in rabies diagnostics, including sequencing to distinguish between wild and vaccination strains, and molecular epidemiology studies. All methods are accredited by the Romanian Accreditation Body (RENAR), based on the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. The Reference Laboratory also provides proficiency tests (ring trials) for rabies, being accredited to the ISO 17043:2010 standard. The laboratory provides scientific and technical assistance and training to personnel from diagnostic laboratories in Romania and it is ready to provide its services to other OIE Member Countries.

    Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum, M. synoviae)
    Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia

    Dr Ümit Özdemir
    Pendik Veterinary Control Institute
    Batı mahallesi
    Erol Kaya caddesi 1
    34890 İstanbul
    Tel. +90 216 390 12 80

    These new OIE Reference Laboratories have extensive experience in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma diseases and vaccine production against Mycoplasma agents. The institution is also the National Reference Laboratory for contagious agalactia, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum, M. synoviae). It provides technical support to six Veterinary Control Institutes in Turkey and to neighbouring countries. For CCPP, the laboratory develops plans for its control and eradication, and is involved in the development of vaccines against the disease. The laboratory also develops plans for control of avian mycoplasmosis and produces avian mycoplasmosis plate test antigens used in the national control programme. Both Reference Laboratories develop new test methods for the molecular and serological detection of CCPP and avian mycoplasmosis and conduct national proficiency tests (ring trials) for quality assurance procedures for Mycoplasma diseases.
    These OIE Reference Laboratories have been accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard by the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK).

  • New OIE Collaborating Centres

    Detection and Identification in Humans of Emerging Animal Pathogens and Development of Tools for their Diagnoses

    Institut Pasteur
    25–28 rue du Docteur Roux
    75724 Paris Cedex 15
    Tel. +33 1 45 68 80 00

    The Institut Pasteur, Paris, is a non-profit foundation, recognised by the French state. The Institut Pasteur is a biomedical research institute housing 14 national reference centres for infectious human pathologies and 5 WHO Collaborating Centres, as well as 2 OIE Reference Laboratories.The Institut Pasteur is at the heart of an international network of 32 institutes in 25 countries on all continents. This particular centre specialises in the detection and identification of emerging animal pathogens in humans and the development of the associated diagnostic tools. Although it focuses mainly on human health, the centre has adopted a ‘One Health’ approach and collaborates with animal health institutions through joint projects and complementary networks.

    Health of Marine Mammals

    This new OIE Collaborating Centre consists of two institutions:

    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d’Aosta (IZSPLV)
    Italian National Reference Centre for Diagnostic Activities in Stranded Marine Mammals (C.Re.Di.Ma.)
    Via Bologna 148
    10154 Torino
    Tel. +39-11 26 86 296

    University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    University Research Institute of Animal Health and Food Safety (IUSA-ULPGC)
    Atlantic Center for Cetacean Research (ACCR)
    Campus de Cardones Trasmontaña s/n 35416
    Arucas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Tel. +34-928 45 97.11/12

    The Centre (consortium) offers extensive experience in marine mammal health, especially in veterinary diagnosis (including forensic pathology) and control of diseases of marine mammals, with an international task force group for emergency diagnoses. It is prepared to promote the application of standardised procedures for post-mortem examination, sampling and diagnostic investigations, to provide scientific and technical assistance in diagnostics, to undertake research activities and capacity building programmes (at different levels, from basic courses to postgraduate studies, in situ and ex situ) in collaboration with OIE Member Countries and to place expert consultants at the disposal of the OIE.
    The consortium coordination rotates every two years, starting with IZSPLV from 2019 to 2020 and then moving to IUSA–ULPGC from 2021 to 2022, and so on.

    Animal Welfare

    This new OIE Collaborating Centre consists of two institutions:

    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise (IZSAM)
    Via Campo Boario
    64100 Teramo
    Tel. +39 0861 33 22 05

    Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW)
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) 
    Box 7053
    750 07 Uppsala
    Tel. +46 18 67 21 50

    The Centre (consortium) will support the OIE in establishing standards and guidelines in animal welfare through a science-based approach, and promoting their application. It will work to provide expertise on all general aspects of animal welfare science, specifically on science-based animal welfare assessment. The Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) is strongly connected with applied research on farmed, sporting and companion animals, laboratory animals and wildlife, as well as on the influence of legislation, private standards and training on how animals are managed and cared for, from breeding to slaughter or euthanasia. The Centre will support the OIE global animal welfare initiative through expert consultation and the provision of scientific and technical training. It will continue to contribute to developing ISO standards for animal welfare, and to the implementation of the OIE standards worldwide.

    Risk Analysis and Modelling

    This new OIE Collaborating Centre consists of two institutions:

    Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
    Royal College Street
    London NW1 0TU
    United Kingdom
    Tel. +44 1707 666 960

    Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
    Woodham Lane
    New Haw
    Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB
    United Kingdom
    Tel. +44 208 026 9519

    This new OIE Collaborating Centre will combine the strengths of a governmental agency and a higher education institution. It is therefore highly experienced in the provision of education and training, research, policy advice and outbreak response in the area of risk analysis and modelling.

    Emerging Aquatic Animal Diseases

    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS)
    The Nothe, Barrack Road
    Dorset DT4 8UB
    United Kingdom
    Tel. +44 1305 20 66 00

    CEFAS is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom. Established in 1969, the laboratory is the national reference laboratory for aquatic animal diseases. Research activities include investigations into emerging diseases in fish, molluscs and crustaceans in aquaculture and wild populations. In addition, studies on pathogen diversity and systematics, high-throughput sequencing for pathogens and lifecycle discovery are undertaken. CEFAS houses state-of-the-art aquarium facilities capable of mimicking diverse environmental conditions to study all aspects of disease dynamics. CEFAS is the OIE Reference Laboratory for koi herpes virus (KHV) and spring viraemia of carp (SVC). In addition, CEFAS is the FAO Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance.
    The Fish Health Inspectorate delivers statutory functions for the control of aquatic animal diseases and the associated laboratory diagnostics are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 standard.
    A previously designated Collaborating Centre for Information on Aquatic Animal Disease will be incorporated into the new OIE Collaborating Centre for Emerging Aquatic Animal Diseases.