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Animal By-Products in Contingency Planning

The proceedings of a Nordic-Baltic Mini-seminar on handling of animal by-products and other products in relation to outbreaks of serious transmissible diseases 8 – 9 May 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

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Veterinary contingency planning in the Nordic-Baltic countries aims to prepare national veterinary administrations and stakeholders to respond speedily and effectively to emergency situations caused by contagious animal diseases. Such diseases may have a disastrous impact on the livelihood of people working in the livestock sector and related industries. The Nordic and Baltic countries have by large adopted very similar guidelines for the development of animal health contingency plans; guidelines based on the four pillars: disease prevention, preparatory arrangements, response and recovery. This report contains information on the conduct of a Nordic-Baltic mini-seminar on the handling of animal by-products and other products in relation to outbreaks of serious transmissible diseases.

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Introduction

In May 2019 the Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group arranged a mini-seminar in Tallinn, Estonia on handling of animal by-products and other products in relation to outbreaks of serious transmissible diseases. Animal by-products are defined as entire bodies or part of animals, products of animal origin or other products obtained from animals, which are not intended for human consumption, excluding germinal products.

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