Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Estonia

14 March to 7 June 2018

Dr Olev Kalda, Deputy Director General of the Veterinary and Food Board of the Republic of Estonia informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease is taking place from 14 March to 7 June 2018 in Estonia. This simulation exercise comprises 2 seminars, 11 table-top exercises in local veterinary centres and a conclusive seminar for all participants.

The overall aim of this simulation exercise is to:

  •  Recognise foot and mouth disease,
  •  Take, pack and store samples in case of foot and mouth disease suspicion,
  •  Set up a disinfection point at the entrance to a farm,
  •  Practise proper biosecurity measures for entering and leaving the farm,
  •  Deal with emergency response for foot and mouth disease.


This simulation exercise is directed to official veterinary inspectors responsible for animal health control in the country.

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