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Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Turkey

Dr Nihat Pakdil, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that a joint real-scale simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) will take place in the Province of Çanakkale and its villages from 28 March 2016 to 1 April 2016.

The overall aim of this exercise is to maintain the response skills of the Veterinary services of the Thrace region which is a FMD free zone where vaccination is practised. The simulation exercise will include table-top and field exercises.

The specific objectives are to:

  • test the Foot and Mouth Contingency Plan and train staff on its implementation;
  • test operational response arrangements;
  • examine the liaison and interdependencies between the key operational partners.


World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)