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In late November, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of Ottawa in Canada reported 2 outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5) in the province of British Columbia based on preliminary testing and clinical signs. On Dec. 9th, the OIE confirmed reports of 3 additional outbreaks in the same province and identified the virus as an H5N2 based on RT-PCR, viral isolation and sequencing, and the IVPI test. CFIA has established control measures and the Canadian Notifiable AI Surveillance System as well as epidemiological investigations are ongoing to ensure AI outbreaks are geographically limited to a portion of the southern fringe of the province of British Columbia. More information on the outbreak and control measures established to prevent spread of AI is available on the...

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Somewhere in Trinidad, there is a Parson Brown orange tree that bears the sweetest oranges in the island. According to Margaret, she did not find sweeter oranges in the Caribbean or in the world. It is HER Parson Brown tree. It is her cherished tree...
The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) held a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Simulation workshop on 15 to 17 September, 2014 at Central Farm, Cayo District. The exercise codenamed “Baymen’s Clan” (*) was funded by the BAHA, IDB, FAO, PAHO and...
Dr Miguel Angel Depaz, Director of Animal Health, Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, informed the OIE that a field simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) will take place on 15 to 17...
Subsequent to the media release by CaribVET about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), the Barbados Veterinary Services carried out a number of activities to keep farmers and the general public informed about the disease. On Saturday, July 12, 2014, Dr...
The Caribbean Animal Health Network (CaribVET) is encouraging stakeholders in all pork industries in the Caribbean to take every precaution to prevent the introduction into the countries of the viral disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED). PED has...

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The project,  One Health, One Caribbean, One Love',  funded by the EC/ACP  is currently offering a...

CIRAD, CMAEE research Unit has 1 position for post-doctoral researcher, within the frame of the Epigenesis projet. His/her main research...

The government of St. Eustatius is recruiting a veterinarian responsible for all aspects concerning animal health and food safety:...