Thumbnail Image

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL VETERINARY LABORATORY NETWORKS IN AFRICA AND ASIA











Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (series)
    Veterinary laboratory testing protocols for priority zoonotic diseases in Africa 2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Animal health laboratories play a crucial role in veterinary disease diagnosis and surveillance for the prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases, including those of economic impact or zoonotic threat with potential pandemic risk. Enhancing the diagnostic capacity of laboratories is an essential pillar for generating accurate data, particularly in settings where fundamental gaps and capacity constraints may prevent the early, rapid and reliable detection of many animal diseases. Importantly, the constant evolution of pathogens coupled with the rise of technology and assay development calls for ongoing guidance on current protocols and techniques. This is also particularly essential to ensure the use of carefully developed and validated tests. This compendium of protocols aims to contribute to capacity building efforts for sustainable and reliable functioning of animal health laboratories in Member States. It provides a practical and pragmatic resource for novel or updated validated diagnostic techniques to be introduced in accordance with a sustainable quality management system to ensure specific, accurate and reproducible results. The selected diseases included in this document are the most common priority zoonotic diseases (PZDs) identified in Africa. For each selected disease, the diagnostic protocols are explained focusing on assays that have been tested and validated by references laboratories to ensure their fitness for purpose. Laboratories around the world may use this compendium of protocols as guidance to update, enhance or expand their diagnostic assays.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Emergency Assistance for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Central and Western Regions of Mongolia - TCP/MON/3701 2020
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Foot and Mouth Disease ( is a highly contagious transboundary animal disease ( which affects not only animals, but also livelihoods and markets through severe economic impacts Mongolia has a nomadic livestock production system with a large FMD susceptible population, consisting of around 30 million sheep, 27 million goats, 4 million head of cattle, 0 4 million camel and a few pigs In recent years, the country has made great efforts to control FMD However, the introduction and spread of the virus has remained a constant threat for livestock in Mongolia, as both neighbouring countries, Russia and China, have regularly reported outbreaks over the last years Between 2000 and 2017 a total of 14 FMD outbreaks occurred in Mongolia, mainly in the eastern part of the country, but the disease was not as yet endemic In 2017 an emerging FMD epidemic was first reported near the southeastern international border with China The virus was confirmed by the State Central Veterinary Laboratory ( as serotype O By March 2018 the disease had spread widely and deeply in the country, including the capital city and 13 aimags and about 44 soums and became endemic in eastern Mongolia In view of this, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry MoFALI requested that FAO provide technical assistance to improve livestock health through the effective control, containment and prevention of outbreak of new cases of FMD in the eastern region, and avoidance of the spread in the central and western parts of the country.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Building veterinary laboratory diagnostic capacity in Africa: the VETLAB Network
    FCC-EMPRES Information Sheets
    2015
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    TRANSBOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES and those animal diseases that affect human health have a strong impact on public health, community livelihoods, and trade. In this context, the VETLAB Network offers a unique opportunity for countries facing similar challenges to work together and better coordinate activities, including training, information dissemination, expertise and experience exchange, and the design of common disease control strategies.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.