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.



Nordic-Baltic Seminar on Risk Based Animal Health Surveillance and Contingency Planning

A prerequisite for understanding changing local, regional and global distributions of animal diseases or disease risks is the rapid access to surveillance data that can enhance situational awareness of disease and of elements potentially linked with disease risk. The seminar highlighted concepts and methods of risk-based surveillance and on the use of modeling in animal health assessments.


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