The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that it is teaming up with a Swiss institute using computer technology to study biological data in combatting dangerous viral infections such as bird flu that strike animals but can also be transmitted to humans.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.
(United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases. (Department of Homeland Security U.S.)
The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Wildlife disease news digest and surveillance of wildlife mortality events nationwide. (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) U.S.)
(U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS))
The VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment, and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines. (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UK)
(Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
Classifies animal diseases into those notifiable to the OIE. These transmissible diseases have the potential for very serious and rapid spread, irrespective of national borders, that are of serious socio-economic or public health consequence and that are of major importance in the international trade of animals and animal products. Publications include the terrestrial and aquatic animal health codes, manuals of diagnostic tests, and vaccine information. Many publications are also available in Spanish and French.
(World Health Organization (WHO))
Med-Vet-Net includes 7 veterinary, 7 public health institutes and one learned society from 10 European countries. All partner institutes have national reference laboratory-based responsibilities for the prevention and control of zoonoses. Website offers links to events, research information on zoonotic diseases, and a newsletter available as an RSS feed.
This commission brings together the American Society for Microbiology, the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies cooperating across disciplines to achieve optimal health for people, domestic animals and wildlife.
(American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA))
USAHA is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization comprised of state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. Website includes links to all the animal industry and species-specific veterinary associations as well as agencies and disease-specific information.
(American Public Health Association (APHA))
The National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) provides assistance in identifying the need for veterinary services following major disasters, emergencies, public health or other events requiring Federal support and in assessing the extent of disruption to animal and public health infrastructures. (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS (ASPR))
Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) serve as first responders to ensure high-quality care of animals during disasters and emergencies. (American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA))
Repository of conference papers from the ICAHIS housed at Washington State University
The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. It has several moderators for animal diseases and zoonoses and uses electronic communications to provide up-to-date news on disease outbreaks around the world.
Honors the lifetime achievement of individuals who have made significant contributions in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine. The Symposium was named for its first awardee, Dr. Calvin W. Schwabe. The Symposium is held in conjunction with the annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
(World Health Organization (WHO))
Part of a nationwide strategy to coordinate the work of all organizations providing animal disease surveillance and testing services.
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is an information system that helps producers and animal health officials respond quickly and effectively to animal disease events in the United States by registering premises that house animals. Individual animal registration and tracing are also possible.
NARMS is a collaboration among Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Center for Veterinary Medicine) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food Safety and Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Services) within the framework of FoodNet and CDC's Emerging Infections Program's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
FSIS conducts tests for chemicals-including antibiotics, sulfonamides, and various other drugs, pesticides and environmental chemicals-in meat, poultry and egg products destined for human consumption. This site links to the sampling plan, the testing results and information on the tests used, as well as a list of violators. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
Includes state veterinary practice laws. Browse by Topic, Subject, Species or select laws by State or Federal categories. Some world laws are also included.
(United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
Contact information for the public health veterinarian for each state. (American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA))
A bill to establish a competitive grant program to build capacity in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical research.
Research publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and posters describing CVM's research. (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
The Biodefense Reference Library is a collaborative initiative of international medical, veterinary and scientific experts to share information and enhance academic discussion of issues associated with preparedness, response, mitigation and policy.
IVIS website provides free (registration required) access to original, up-to-date publications, proceedings of veterinary meetings, short courses, continuing education, an international calendar of veterinary events, image collections and much more.
Free full text of papers on a special issue (Volume 123, Number 3) focusing how public health and veterinary medicine interface to improve human health, animal health, and food safety. Copublished with the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
This journal indexed by PubMed covers international research and developments in veterinary epidemiology, animal disease prevention and control, and animal health economics. Read abstracts online for free-subscription required to access full text.
This 2005 report was produced by the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. (National Academies Press (NAP))
Public health and food safety are one of the areas highlighted in this 2005 report which discusses how veterinary research offers numerous opportunities for improving animal and human health. Pages 132-6 discuss the CDC's involvement in veterinarian training and research.
This web document outlines the complex consequences of animal diseases in domesticated birds and livestock and links to other relevant websites.
The seventh edition (2008) of the Committee on Foreign and Infectious Diseases of the United States Animal Health Association gray book. Over 400 pages including many color photographs.
This 96-page report was published in 2002 as number 907 in the WHO Technical Report Series. (World Health Organization (WHO))
This 83-page paper authored by Delgado C, Rosegrant M, Steinfeld H, Ehui S, Courbois C in 1999 was published as Food, agriculture, and the environment discussion paper 28.
This 2003 report was produced by the Board on Global Health of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
This report published in the MMWR March 27, 2009;58(11):277-281 presents data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program.
Harry Michael Chaddock developed this 25-page paper (n.d.) at the request of U.S. Senate staffers to show how veterinarians are involved in public health issues. (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)
Lonnie J. King, DVM wrote this article published in the MMWR December 22, 2006; 55(SUP02);7-9. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Published in 2003, this document offers a summary of comments and discussions from the FAO/WHO/OIE 1999 electronic conference on Veterinary Public Health and Control of Zoonoses in Developing Countries in English, French and Spanish. (United Nations)
CAPC, an independent industry-sponsored council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership and provides consumer and practitioner information on separate websites. Some Spanish materials.
CONSULTANT is a veterinary diagnostic support system used to suggest possible causes for clinical signs and symptoms. It provides a brief synopsis of the cause including a general description, species affected, associated signs/symptoms, and literature references.
This information includes images, presentations, speaker's notes and a vaccine directory for diseases which are notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as a number of zoonotic agents.
Information on zoonotic diseases or zoonoses, diseases caused by germs (pathogens) that can be spread between animals and humans. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Global disease alert map that brings together disparate data sources for a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location with links to disease alerts. (Boston Children’s Hospital)
A global early warning system to detect and reduce the impacts of emerging diseases that move between wildlife and people (zoonotic diseases). (United States Agency for International Development (USAID))
Information about animal disease outbreaks and the measures to control them in the UK. (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UK)
Edited by Susan E. Aiello, B.S., D.V.M., E.L.S. and published by Merck & Co., Inc. NJ, USA, the Manual is a free online browseable and searchable reference that describes many zoonotic diseases and provides a quick reference table of more than 200 Global Zoonoses with distribution, probable means of transmission and clinical manifestations in humans.
PANAFTOSA houses the Virtual Library in Veterinary Public Health (http://bvs.panaftosa.org.br/index.php?lang=en) and several information systems: the Epidemiological Information System SIEPI, the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Rabies in the Americas SIRVERA, and the Continental Epidemiological Surveillance System SIVCONT (production and training). It also offers events, which are routinely announced via the PANAFTOSA Regional Events Directory.
NACCHO works to increase the capacity of local health departments to address environmental health issues including vector control, integrated pest management, and infectious diseases related to rodents and other emerging vectors. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Factsheets on diseases or infections which are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans. (World Health Organization (WHO))
The Atlas of Salmonella in the United States, 1968-2011, summarizes 42 years of laboratory-confirmed surveillance data on Salmonella isolates from humans. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Provides information on foodborne illness, outbreaks, and investigations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The Animal Disease Component of EMPRES offers information and maps about transboundary animal diseases that are among the most contagious and place a serious burden on the economies of the countries in which they occur. (United Nations)
Guidance materials on developing a food defense plan and training materials and podcasts for for front-line employees in the food and agriculture industry. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases works with other WHO departments, Regional Offices and WHO collaborating centres as well as other international and national agencies. In particular, WHO works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address food safety issues along the entire food production chain. Its website includes the Department's publications including Food Safety News and the Initiative to estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases. (World Health Organization (WHO))
Presents the European Union integrated approach to food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health through coherent farm-to-table measures and adequate monitoring.
Home of the future DHS-funded National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) (Kansas State University (KSU))
NVEAIS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
(United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
Site includes scientific and general video presentations on foreign animal diseases, as well as links to the Foreign Animal Disease Gray Book and a list of disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The University of Wisconsin partnered with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to provide this repository of food safety-related learning objects. Includes access to UTMB's Clinical Laboratory Science learning objects. Free registration required. This project is sponsored in part by the US Department of Agriculture, Higher Education Challenge Grant.
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics have created a combined 5-year program of study that can result in earning both the Masters in Public Health degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a DVM/MPH degree program in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) program allows students to combine their veterinary studies at any accredited veterinary college while pursuing the M.P.H. at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
This specialized master's degree program focuses on preventive medicine, but is not an accredited public health degree.
The Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health program is administered through the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences within the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Long-distance graduate-level program with courses certified by APHIS.
CRIS is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and education projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
The Ecology of Infectious Diseases program solicitation supports the development of predictive models and the discovery of principles governing the transmission dynamics of infectious disease agents.
Database of currently funded equine research projects established by the AAEP Foundation, AQHA Foundation, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Morris Animal Foundation.
Large nonprofit foundation 501(c)(3) dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals, including companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas), as well as wildlife (mountain gorillas, elephants, rhinoceros, wolves, and many varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).
July 27-29, 2015, Brisbane, Australia. The conference will assemble vaccine stakeholders including academic researchers, public health clinicians, veterinarians, vaccine policy makers, and vaccine manufacturers. (OMICS Group)
October 26-27, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will to explore the latest international developments in the research of animal health, behavior, care, management, disease prevention, disease treatment and cure. (Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF))