Poor livestock producers, the environment and the paradoxes of development policies
29.7 × 21 cm
Price: EUR 40
Livestock production has increased considerably in recent decades, and this growth is likely to continue in all regions, particularly in developing countries. Ensuring sustainable growth of livestock production is a challenge facing all countries.
In developed countries and in many developing countries, livestock production volumes continue to increase. However, due to improved productivity and more rational husbandry methods, animal pressure on natural resources and climate change is decreasing. By contrast, in poor countries, there are major obstacles to the sustainable development of livestock farming. Growth in livestock production is achieved primarily by increasing the numbers of animals, which is aggravating the environmental impact of livestock farming. At the same time, animal diseases take an enormous toll on natural resources and on the assets of the most vulnerable households, which contributes to keeping them in extreme poverty. The high risk of animal disease makes investments vulnerable and impedes innovation that could improve productivity.
The report confirms the need for international solidarity and the need to strengthen the capacity of Veterinary Services in poor countries in order to promote sustainable livestock development, tackle poverty and preserve the global public goods of health and the environment more effectively.
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Camelid infectious disorders
Ulrich Wernery, Jörg Kinne & Rolf Karl Schuster
29.7 × 21 cm
Price: EUR 60
This edition of Camelid Infectious Disorders, published and distributed by the OIE, provides an up-to-date reference book covering all infectious diseases in camelids.
The book is divided into chapters on bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases, each section containing information on aetiology, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and control.
The eminently qualified authors, Drs Ulrich Wernery, Jörg Kinne and Rolf Karl Schuster, have combined their expertise and extensive experience in microbiology, pathology and parasitology to share their knowledge with colleagues around the world.
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Atlas of transboundary animal diseases
Editors: Peter J. Fernández & William R. White
Revised edition, 2016
21 x 29.7 cm
Price : EUR 60
The Atlas of Transboundary Animal Diseases, the OIE’s bestseller, is intended to assist Veterinary Service field staff involved in animal disease surveillance and diagnostics in identifying important transboundary diseases of livestock. The focus of this publication is on key images of clinical signs and post-mortem lesions associated with 29 OIE notifiable animal diseases supplemented by basic disease information from the OIE technical disease cards.
Input for this consolidated reference volume comes from the OIE’s global network of veterinary epidemiologists and diagnostic experts and the support of the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).
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An epidemiological overview of small ruminant diseases in Algeria
Kardjadj M. (2017). – An epidemiological overview of small ruminant diseases in Algeria. In: Scientific and Technical Review, 36 (3).
Small ruminant production is one of the main sources of meat in Algeria and plays a vital role in the country’s food security. Algeria’s small ruminant industry has the potential to improve the living standards of farmers and households, as well as to increase animal protein availability to the public, and as a consequence to alleviate poverty and improve health.
This review describes the main infectious diseases that have an impact on small ruminant production in Algeria. It also discusses the adopted control measures for these diseases. The epidemiological status of small ruminant diseases in Algeria is striking and the main infectious diseases threatening its small ruminant industry are peste des petits ruminants, bluetongue, foot and mouth disease, sheep pox/goat pox, brucellosis and Rift Valley fever. Therefore, the establishment of early warning systems and the proper implementation of control measures are needed in order to prevent, control and/or eradicate these diseases that have a significant impact on Algeria’s economy.
Selected technical items presented to the OIE World Assembly of Delegates or to OIE Regional Commissions
Al-Majali A.M. (2017). – Sustainable strengthening of the epidemio-surveillance systems in the Middle East Member Countries of the OIE. 14th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Middle East (Istanbul, Turkey, 2–6 October 2017). doi:10.20506/TT.2759.
Bakkouri A. (2017). – Unfolding the global strategy for the control and eradication of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in Africa. 22nd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa (Swakopmund, Namibia, 20–24 February 2017). doi:10.20506/TT.2656.
Idriss O. & Nersy C. (2017). – Pastoralism: opportunities for livestock and challenges for Veterinary Services. 22nd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa (Swakopmund, Namibia, 20–24 February 2017). doi:10.20506/TT.2655.
All the technical items
presented to the OIE World Assembly of Delegates or to OIE Regional Commissions
Guillaume Fournié, Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Anton Camacho, Laike M. Yigezu, Dirk U. Pfeiffer & François Roger (2018). – A dynamic model of transmission and elimination of peste des petits ruminants in Ethiopia. PNAS, 115 (33) 8454-8459. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711646115.
Jean-Jacques Soula (2018). – Eradicating Peste des petits ruminants (sheep and goat plague) to fight rural poverty. CIHEAM Watch Letter, 39, 3 pages.
The Pirbright Institute (2018). – Pirbright scientists run vaccination campaign to eradicate peste des petits ruminants.