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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. Vicki Aimey, Veterinary Officer (ag.), gave a presentation on “Pig Disease Surveillance in Barbados” at a pig farmers’ seminar.  This seminar was held by the Barbados Agricultural Society in conjunction with The Barbados Association of Pig Farmers.  During her presentation, she included a segment on PED.  After informing the farmers about the disease, she urged them to be vigilant on their farms and to inform their veterinarian or Barbados Veterinary Services about any high incidence of acute diarrhoea in their herd associated with high mortality in piglets.  Dr...

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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...
On June 13th 2014 the Dominican Republic notified the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) of the presence of PED in the country. The outbreak began on the 12th November 2013 and was confirmed using real time RT- PCR, viral isolation and...
Recently the OIE has been reporting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea as an emerging disease in the USA, Japan and Canada. It is not an OIE listed disease but some countries already have made it a notifiable disease. Clinical signs include diarrhoea,...
CaribVET is organizing its 9th steering committee meeting on 5th and 6th May in Havana. Following the meeting, the Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) of the steering committee will, for the first time, attend the Second International Conference on...
Belmopan, 3rd March 2014 The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) mounted “Operation Macaw” on February 25 – 27, 2014, simulating response to a hypothetical outbreak of low pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) detected in backyard poultry in a...

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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:...

CIRAD Guadeloupe, CMAEE - Control of Emerging and Exotic Animal Diseases - mixed Cirad/Inra research unit recruits 3 scientists as part...