OIE permanent Working Groups are responsible for continuingly reviewing developments in their fields, and for keeping OIE Member Countries informed of current issues through scientific meetings, seminars, workshops and training courses.
Three Working Groups are currently operating:
Founded in 1994, this Working Group informs and advises the OIE on all health problems relating to wild animals, whether in the wild or in captivity. It has prepared recommendations and oversees numerous scientific publications on the surveillance and control of the most important specific wildlife diseases. The Working Group comprises world-leading scientific experts in their subject areas.
See in particular:
Health Risk Analysis in Wild Animal Translocations
A permanent Working Group on Animal Welfare was established in 2002 to coordinate and manage the animal welfare activities of the OIE.
A permanent Working Group on Food Safety was established in 2002 to coordinate and manage the animal production food safety activities of the OIE.