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ANIMAL MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT IN THE MEKONG REGION 13 th Meeting of the OIE Sub-Commission for FMD in Southeast Asia Siem Reap, Cambodia 12-16 March 2007.

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1 ANIMAL MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT IN THE MEKONG REGION 13 th Meeting of the OIE Sub-Commission for FMD in Southeast Asia Siem Reap, Cambodia March 2007 T. Fujita OIE Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

2 Contents The latest AMM meetings in Lower (Thailand, 2006) and Upper (Laos, 2007) Mekong Basin Recommendations by AMM Working Group in both Lower and Upper Mekong Basin Summary and Major Progress in AMMWG Meetings

3 Concept of WG activities To progressively control FMD in the Upper and Lower Mekong Basin through effective Animal Movement Management and Zoning approach

4 Latest Meetings for Zoning and Animal Movement Management The latest two meetings: 1. 5 th Meeting of the Lower Mekong Working Group, Sa Kaeo, Thailand, October Group, Sa Kaeo, Thailand, October th Meeting of the Upper Mekong Working Group, Oudomxay, Lao PDR, January 2007 Group, Oudomxay, Lao PDR, January 2007

5 Outcome of the Lower Mekong Working Group Meeting

6 Lower Mekong Group Members: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam FAO (FAO-ADB Project, Bangkok), EU-SLPP (Cambodia), Australia (AAHL), OIE (President of SEAFMD Sub-Commission, SEAFMD RCU, Bangkok, and Regional Representation in Tokyo )

7 FMD; Lower Mekong Country Reports by each participating country Sero-surveillance in 5 southern provinces in Lao PDR (no outbreak since 2000) and bi-lateral agreement with Thailand to support FMD zoning in this area Sero-surveillance in Region II of Thailand FMD endemic situation in Vietnam

8 The Meeting noted Signing of a MOU between Viet Nam and Cambodia on “Animal Health Cooperation” by their Ministers of Agriculture Progress of the FMD control zones in Region II, Thailand and five Provinces in southern part of Laos Thailand’s donation of 10,000 doses of FMD vaccines to Cambodia through FAO-APHCA, and the possibility of additional support in future Sero-surveillance results from the 2006 survey to be further analysed Importance of collecting more samples for antigen typing and also of the submission of samples to the FMD Regional Reference Laboratory in Thailand

9 The meeting recommended 1. The further refinement of a draft protocol to manage livestock movement in the Sub-Region (e.g. acceptable quarantine period, animal identification, vaccination, testing for antibodies due to infection) 2. Import/export certificates to be used (should be consistent with the OIE Code, and printed in the languages of exporting/importing countries as well as in English) 3. Basic training on FMD outbreak investigation, reporting and emergency control measures (in Viet Nam and Cambodia) 3. Basic training on FMD outbreak investigation, reporting and emergency control measures (in Viet Nam and Cambodia)

10 The meeting recommended (cont’d) 4. Further strengthen diagnostic capacity to ensure the selection of effective vaccines with the correct vaccine strains 4. Further strengthen diagnostic capacity to ensure the selection of effective vaccines with the correct vaccine strains 5. An in-depth epidemiological studies and socio- economic impact of the 2006 FMD outbreaks in Vietnam and Cambodia 6. SEAFMD RCU to explore the possibility of additional resources for FMD vaccines and arrangement with Thai DLD to provide vaccines at cost to neighboring countries

11 The meeting recommended (cont’d) 7. SEAFMD RCU and Members to seek additional donors’ support to secure additional funds for FMD control given the under- investment in the area 7. A major review of surveillance approaches to be undertaken with the objective of defining simplified and practical objectives 7. A major review of surveillance approaches to be undertaken with the objective of defining simplified and practical objectives

12 Outcome of the Upper Mekong Working Group Meeting

13 Upper Mekong Group Members: Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, + Yunan, China FAO (FAO-ADB Project, Bangkok), ADB, Australia (AAHL), OIE (President of SEAFMD Sub-Commission, SEAFMD RCU, Bangkok, and Regional Representation in Tokyo )

14 FMD in Upper Mekong 1. Country Reports by each participating country 2. About 95% of susceptible animals vaccinated in Yunan Province, China 3. FMD type A in Vientiane Province, Lao PDR 4. Activities by a survey team of Myanmar on the Chinese and Thai borders 5. FMD outbreaks in Region V, Thailand in UMWG to be formally progressed to a Commission Status, similarly to MTM Tri-state Commission, after the development of a comprehensive Strategic Plan for zoning

15 The Meeting recommended 1. A protocol for outbreak investigations to be developed 2. National Rapid Response Teams to be established 2. National Rapid Response Teams to be established 3. Prompt Detection and report in the Sub-Region for immediate notification to neighboring countries 4. The use of strategic mass vaccination in the control zones newly affected with FMD, to prevent the spread to non-affected areas

16 The Meeting recommended cont’d 5. Closer monitoring of vaccines for efficacy 6. Development of official policies for the recognition of Veterinary Para-professionals 6. Development of official policies for the recognition of Veterinary Para-professionals 7. Development of Emergency preparedness plans and of regular training activities on emergency management 8. Establishment of an emergency vaccine bank 8. Establishment of an emergency vaccine bank

17 Summary & Major Progress in AMM 1. Better understanding on animal movement patterns and epidemiology of FMD in the Region 2. Willingness of FMD control by countries 3. Agreement on the control and buffer zone boundaries 4. Long-term FMD control vision including capacity building, Sero- surveillance, developing policies and control strategies, etc. 5. Needs to formulate action plans for further progress zoning 6. Needs for additional donor supports 7. Progressive zoning approach in the Region to be appropriate for control and eradication of FMD in Mekong Basin

18 Thank you for your attention !! T. Fujita, OIE Tokyo


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