China Partners Mongolia in Transboundary Brucellosis Battle25 September 2013
CHINA – Veterinary authorities have partnered with the Mongolian government to battle Brucellosis.
The scheme falls under the policy banner of ‘One World, One Health’ and is in response to growing concerns over zoonotic disease and the rising risk of trans-boundary epidemics.
The bilateral initiative has been welcomed as a success and demonstrates growing cooperation between China and Mongolia since efforts were boosted by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Animal Health Cooperation in November 2011.
Earlier this month, livestock specialists and veterinary surgeons met in Xinlinhot, Inner Mongolia to perform a practice ‘drill’ to gauge national preparedness for an outbreak.
The scenario consisted of an outbreak in a sheep flock, notified by a veterinarian on routine inspection.
Farm culling, disinfection, vaccination and public security and supervision measures were evaluated to analyse optimum management measures to minimise disease impact.
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