Dr Guilherme Henrique Figueiredo Marques, Director of Animal Health Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil informed the OIE that a field simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) will take place in Tapes municipality, Rio Grande do Sul, from 12 to 17 April 2012.
The aim of this simulation exercise is to train the veterinarians of the Official veterinary Services of the State of Rio Grande do Sul in the actions of health emergency for FMD. This procedure is part of continuous training of the State’s technicians, as well as the compliance with the guidelines of the national programme of eradication and prevention of FMD.
The practical activities consist in simulating the actions to be undertaken in case of suspected vesicular disease: collection of biological samples for laboratory diagnosis, tracing outbreaks, organisation and realisation of sanitary barriers, stamping out, health education and social communication actions.
Animal Health Information Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)