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Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the OIE 88th General Session, scheduled to take place in May 2020, has been postponed until 2021. As a result of this postponement, no adoption of new or revised OIE International Standards will occur in 2020. Therefore, the current version of the Terrestrial Manual is the 2019 edition.

Terrestrial Manual
8th Edition, 2018
Volumes 1, 2 and 3
29.7 x 21 cm
xxxvii + 1833 pages
ISBN 978-92-95108-18-9

Ref: A 237
Price: 200 euros

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The complete edition in paper format is available in English.


... an outstanding compilation of diagnostic procedures and a ready source of information... for any veterinary (or parasitologic) diagnostic laboratory. The Manual has been designed for practical use in the laboratory setting. Journal of Parasitology

The book is a mine of information for all dealing with veterinary diseases... SGM Quarterly

The Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals (Terrestrial Manual) aims to facilitate international trade in animals and animal products and to contribute to the improvement of animal health services world-wide. The principal target readership is laboratories carrying out veterinary diagnostic tests and surveillance, plus vaccine manufacturers and regulatory authorities in Member Countries. The objective is to provide internationally agreed diagnostic laboratory methods and requirements for the production and control of vaccines and other biological products. .

The Terrestrial Manual, covering infectious and parasitic diseases of mammals, birds and bees, was first published in 1989. Each successive edition has extended and updated the information provided. This eigth edition includes over 99 updated and 17 new chapters. This edition has a slightly different structure from former editions: Part 1 contains ten introductory chapters that set general standards for the management of veterinary diagnostic laboratories and vaccine production facilities; Part 2 comprises specific recommendations and includes eight new chapters of recommendations for validation of diagnostic tests and three new chapters of recommendations for the manufacture of vaccines; Part 3 comprises chapters on OIE listed diseases and other diseases of importance to international trade and Part 4 is the list of OIE Reference Centres at the time of publication (the list of OIE Reference Centres is updated by the World Assembly of Delegates (of OIE Member Countries) each year; the revised list is available on the OIE Web site)

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