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Diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America. Proceedings of the final research co-ordination meetings of FAO/IAEA/SIDA co-ordinated research projects

Abstract

In 1986 the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture embarked on a programme of support to scientists in developing countries focused on improving animal disease diagnosis through the use of nuclear and related technologies. As part of this programme the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) agreed to provide support for a FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) concerned with the introduction and use of such technologies in Latin America. Through this programme, which was entitled Regional Network for Latin America on Animal Disease Diagnosis Using Immunoassays and Labeled DNA Probe Techniques, studies were supported on a number of diseases considered to be of substantial economic and social importance to the region, including brucellosis, tuberculosis, babesiosis, leukosis, bluetongue and chlamydia infection in cattle and psedorabies in pigs. One significant conclusion was that large number of diseases studied limited research findings owing to the lack of a critical mass of scientists studying any one specific disease problem. Thus when in 1991, SIDA agreed to follow-up CRP on Immunoassay Methods for the Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Animal Diseases in Latin America, the work was restricted to three diseases, i.e. foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), bovine  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1055; CONF-9406444-; CONF-9704243-
Reference Number:
SCA: 553005; PA: AIX-29:067668; EDB-99:021326; SN: 99002051772
Resource Relation:
Conference: Final research co-ordination meeting on immunoassay methods for the diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America, Guadeloupe (France); Vienna (Austria), 13-17 Jun 1994; 14-18 Apr 1997; Other Information: DN: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Nov 1998
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BRUCELLA; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; DIAGNOSIS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY; EPIDEMIOLOGY; LATIN AMERICA; LEADING ABSTRACT; MEETINGS; VETERINARY MEDICINE
OSTI ID:
307042
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE99611277; TRN: XA9848638067668
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99611277
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
302 p.
Announcement Date:

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Diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America. Proceedings of the final research co-ordination meetings of FAO/IAEA/SIDA co-ordinated research projects. IAEA: N. p., 1998. Web.
Diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America. Proceedings of the final research co-ordination meetings of FAO/IAEA/SIDA co-ordinated research projects. IAEA.
1998. "Diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America. Proceedings of the final research co-ordination meetings of FAO/IAEA/SIDA co-ordinated research projects." IAEA.
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title = {Diagnosis and epidemiology of animal diseases in Latin America. Proceedings of the final research co-ordination meetings of FAO/IAEA/SIDA co-ordinated research projects}
abstractNote = {In 1986 the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture embarked on a programme of support to scientists in developing countries focused on improving animal disease diagnosis through the use of nuclear and related technologies. As part of this programme the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) agreed to provide support for a FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) concerned with the introduction and use of such technologies in Latin America. Through this programme, which was entitled Regional Network for Latin America on Animal Disease Diagnosis Using Immunoassays and Labeled DNA Probe Techniques, studies were supported on a number of diseases considered to be of substantial economic and social importance to the region, including brucellosis, tuberculosis, babesiosis, leukosis, bluetongue and chlamydia infection in cattle and psedorabies in pigs. One significant conclusion was that large number of diseases studied limited research findings owing to the lack of a critical mass of scientists studying any one specific disease problem. Thus when in 1991, SIDA agreed to follow-up CRP on Immunoassay Methods for the Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Animal Diseases in Latin America, the work was restricted to three diseases, i.e. foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), bovine brucellosis and bovine babesiosis. In 1994 results were presented in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, France. The outcome of this meeting was the validation of ELISAs for the above mentioned diseases and a recommendation that future research should focus on diagnosis and epidemiology to support existing control and eradication campaigns against the two diseases of major importance in the region (FMD and Brucellosis). A follow-up CRP (1994-1997) entitled the Use of ELISA for Epidemiology and Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Bovine Brucellosis in Latin America focused on the further validation and subsequent use of a competitive brucellosis ELISA and a FMD antibody liquid phase blocking ELISA. This TECDOC records the scientific achievements (39 papers) of these last two research projects (1991-1997) in a number of countries in Latin America. The report details the validation of standardized assays for the three diseases studied and recounts national surveys and their implications. Closely related to national or regional animal health campaigns these efforts are expected to have a sustainable impact not only on health and production but also on improvement of international trade of livestock in Latin America. The expected eradication of FMD and brucellosis from the continent by the year 2009 from the majority of countries can be considered as milestones in that process Refs, figs, tabs}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1998}
month = {Nov}
}