Central Asia amidst the pandemic creates a unified map of diseases of animals

Central Asia amidst the pandemic creates a unified map of diseases of animals

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will create a unified map of distribution of diseases of animals in Central Asia. As informs the « Ekspress-K », initiators of realisation of this project have become the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health.

The platform for data gathering about health of animals will be created on the basis of portal Qoldau.kz. The priority of diseases on which data exchange will begin, was already defined: it includes brucellosis, echinococcosis, anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease and plague of small ruminants.

Combination of the data on the uniform platform will allow to co-ordinate actions and to operate risks of occurrence and distribution of illnesses of animals, informs « Ekspress-K» referring to words of the international expert of FAO in health of animals Dinara Imanbaeva.

The base will contain also the data about vaccination, used vaccines and results of diagnostics on which basis it will be possible to estimate efficiency of national programs of control over diseases.

The project has passed a stage of coordination with representatives of Central-Asian “five” states at the end of 2019 in Tashkent, and it would seem, directly not connected with the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the question of maintenance of safe epizootic situations on this background gets a special urgency as coronavirus threatens, among other, economic recession. So, now, thousand European breeders have faced one more danger: the African swine fever can ruin their economy. Recently the virus killing wild boars and pigs, but harmless for human, have been found out near to Polish and German border. As the experts consider, some hunters do not observe the European specifications on sanitary processing of the shot animals. Standards have been developed, in particular, for non-distribution of infections on farms. Now Denmark and the Netherlands also feel afraid of their farms being infected. For today Poland and Germany have informed on unification of efforts to fight the African swine fever. «Erection of obstacles, testing, information interchange will help to rescue branch», – experts hope.

Nury Amanov

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