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What is the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)?

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The OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) is an intergovernmental organization created in 1924. In 2011, the OIE totaled 178 Member Countries and Territories. Its missions are : 

  • to ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation
  • to collect, analyze and disseminate veterinary scientific information
  • to provide expertise and encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases 
  • to safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products
  • to improve the legal framework and resources of National Veterinary Services Organization