Title Terrestrial Animal Health Code, 26th edition 2017
9295108337 / 9789295108332
Inventory number 979827
2017. 2 volumes. 30cm. Pp.800. Softbound.
Volume I is arranged in 7 sections in addition to the userís guide and glossary. Section 1 contains chapters for disease surveillance and notification including chapters on notification of diseases and provision of epidemiological information; criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections and infestations in the OIE List and animal health surveillance. Section 2 has a chapter on import risk analysis. Section 3 covers quality of Veterinary Services including chapters on evaluation of Veterinary Services and veterinary legislation. Section 4 contains chapters relating to general recommendations for disease prevention and control including zoning and compartmentalisation; collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant and porcine semen; collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses; official health control of bee diseases and high health status horse subpopulation. Section 5 is dedicated to chapters relating to trade measures and includes chapters on OIE procedures relevant to the SPS Agreement and model veterinary certificates for international trade in live animals hatching eggs and products of animal origin. Section 6 deals with veterinary public health including chapters on biosecurity procedures in poultry production and the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine. Section 7 is dedicated to chapters relating to animal welfare including chapters on transport of animals; use of animals in research and education; animal welfare and beef cattle, broiler chicken and dairy cattle production systems and welfare of working equids.
Volume II contains disease-specific chapters for OIE listed diseases including infection with foot and mouth disease virus; infection with avian influenza viruses; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; infection with African horse sickness virus; infection with peste des petits ruminants; infection with classical swine fever virus and many other listed diseases.
The value of the Terrestrial Code is twofold: firstly, the sanitary measures recommended are the result of consensus among the Veterinary Authorities of OIE Members, and secondly, it constitutes a reference for terrestrial animals within the WTO SPS Agreement as an international standard for animal health and zoonoses, as well as a key standard for the prevention and control of animal diseases.
The aim of the Terrestrial Code is to contribute to improve animal health and welfare worldwide and to assure the sanitary safety of international trade in animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and bees) and their products. This is achieved through the detailing of health measures in the Terrestrial Code. The Veterinary Authorities of importing and exporting countries should use the OIE standards to avoid the transfer of agents pathogenic for animals or humans, while avoiding unjustified trade barriers.
Terrestrial Animal Health Code 2017, 26th edition.
Two volume set, Volume 1 pictured.
9789295108332. Terrestrial Animal Health Code, 26th edition 2017