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Nordic Veterinary Contingency Planning

Report on Activities to Prevent Exotic Animal Diseases Entering the Nordic- Baltic Countries

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Nordic Veterinary Contingency Planning Contingency planning within the area of animal health is based on four pillars: prevention, preparation, response and recovery. The objectives include to encourage animal keepers, veterinarians, producers of food and feed, consumers, private and public institutions involved in food safety to address in the daily work animal disease prevention and possible response related to disease threats and outbreaks. In 2006, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) adopted a strategy plan to enhance veterinary contingency planning in the Nordic and Baltic countries resulting in the creation of the Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group. This publication provides information on contingency planning based on the conduct of seminars, workshops and simulation exercises during 2007 – 2011, not previously available to readers of publications issued by NCM.

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Report on the workshop: Strengthening and adaption of the preventive measures to existing risks of African swine fever introduction from Eastern neighbouring countries to Nordic-Baltic Region

The application of preventive measures against the entrance of African swine fever in the Nordic-Baltic region was a vital issue in 2012 due to the presence of the disease in countries on the eastern border of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The seminar addressed a large number of factors relevant for disease introduction such as: movement of wild boar, illegal movements of meat and other products originating from pigs, disease surveillance in domestic pigs and in wild boar, biosecurity at farm level, cooperation between the veterinary sector, the hunters and game keepers.

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