Simulation exercise : Swine disease in Colombia
Doctor Teresita Beltrán Ospina, Director General of the Colombian Institute for Agriculture and Livestock (ICA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bogotá, Colombia, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on a swine disease, co-organised with the Colombian Association of Pig Farmers, will take place in the city of Ipiales, Nariño Department, from 5 to 8 March 2012.
The aim of this simulation exercise is to:
- Train the veterinaries facing a swine disease, putting the emphasis on the procedures required for its notification, control and containment,
- Evaluate an emergency team intervention in case of a swine disease outbreak, reviewing all actions taken, the way to access information, sampling and the implementation of control, containment and eradication measures.
Will participate in this simulation exercise veterinarians from the health services of Colombia (ICA) and Ecuador (AGROCALIDAD) of the border areas of both countries.
Animal Health Information Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)