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Quick Review of the litterature - Biosecurity and surveillance are highlighted

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N2 affecting turkey and egg producing flocks in the upper Midwest in United States last year, has been considered the most severe emergency animal disease experienced by the United States. From March through to mid-June 2015, the HPAI subtype H5N2 infection was responsible for the depletion of 35 million laying hens, approximately 4 million replacement pullets and 7 million turkeys. Leer más »

Avian influenza threatening America again

On January 15th 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) submitted a notification to OIE for a different strain of Avian Influenza (AI). The immediate notification was due to a highly pathogenic H7N8 outbreak in an Indiana turkey farm starting on January 11th2016. Thereafter, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) announced nine more commercial turkey farms in Dubois County tested positive, involving a total of 240,900 turkeys. Leer más »

Call for Consultants - 10th FED EU/EPA/SPS project

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is seeking to identify Consultants with expertise in SPS related disciplines to assist with the implementation of activities under the 10th EDF Project: “Support to the Forum of Caribbean States in the implementation of the commitments undertaken under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)”.

Consultancy assignments will commence in November 2014. The call is open until December 2016.

For more information and contact: read the document attached.

Professional Development Scholarship Opportunity in One Health

The project,  One Health, One Caribbean, One Love',  funded by the EC/ACP  is currently offering a scholarship to eligible participants in the fields of environment, agriculture, health and social sciences.

The deadline to submit applications is 15th September 2014 Leer más »

Post-Doc Economist in Animal Health, CIRAD Guadeloupe, 2 years

CIRAD, CMAEE research Unit has 1 position for post-doctoral researcher, within the frame of the Epigenesis projet. His/her main research will deal with the methodological development of cost benefits assessment of supranational animal health networks, such as CaribVET.

Full description, requirements and contacts provided in the document attached.
Deadline for application: September 8th.

Job Opportunity - Veterinarian St. Eustatius

The government of St. Eustatius is recruiting a veterinarian responsible for all aspects concerning animal health and food safety: certification of live animals as well as of carcasses/ meat products, implementing slaughterhouse improvements, reviewing laws & regulations concerning, animals and slaughterhouse, general veterinary work on large animals, emergency work, on companion animals and collaboration with the human health department concerning zoonoses. Leer más »

Job offer - Spatial Epidemiologist, microbiologist and economist in animal health - CIRAD Guadeloupe

CIRAD Guadeloupe, CMAEE - Control of Emerging and Exotic Animal Diseases - mixed Cirad/Inra research unit recruits 3 scientists as part of the EU/Epigenesis project:

- A Spatial Epidemiologist to develop a regional geographic information system with a view to associate environmental, epidemiologic and economic data including animal movements in the Caribbean. Leer más »

Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship Offer on influenza viruses (CReSA, Spain)

CReSA (Research center on animal health), Barcelona, Spain is looking for a post-doctoral fellow (first or second post-doc experience) willing to work in a project of influenza virus, who has experience in virology, molecular biology, particularly in new generation sequencing techniques and large data set sequence analysis. Knowledge in molecular immunology is desirable. Leer más »

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