Summit Discusses Regional BSE Options For South America17 April 2013
ARGENTINA – Understanding and strategy of how to control BSE disease was the topic of a summit of the veterinary committee of the Southern Cone.
Several south american countries shared information and experiences of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) control in a meeting headed by the US Department of Agriculture.
Possible regional strategies were developed for the countries represented; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The scope of Argentinian action on the disease – where there have been no recent cases- was explored by TSE programme leader for Argentina, Ximema Melon.
The event, held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil aimed to bring together specialists and policy advisors to work on a scheme to generate greater awareness of BSE.
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