More than 360 veterinarians, inspectors and farmers have succesfully finished a training on Control of Classical Swine Fever

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Better coordination and cooperation between all stakeholders during the vaccination and awareness raising programs are essential for further improvement of combating and control of CSF-these are the main conclusions of trainings which were organized all around Serbia by Veterinary Directorate of Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and EU financed Project “Capacity building for development of the National Animal Disease Compensation fund and other services”

3.11.2015. Novi Sad, Foreword of Dr. Dejan Bugarski, Director of the Veterinary Directorate

Series of trainings, which started in Belgrade with the Training for veterinary inspectors and employees of the Veterinary Directorate, and continued with trainings in Novi Sad, Subotica, Požarevac, Niš and Šabac, were held in order to strengthen the capacity of veterinary services and the establishment of strong cooperation between farmers, veterinarians, inspectors, producers and the Veterinary Administration. More than 360 veterinarians, veterinary inspectors and farmers, got familiarized with the rules, principles and strategy of the Republic of Serbia in eradication of CSF, whose consistent implementation should enable the cultivation of healthy pigs which will have positive economic effects on the trade of pigs.

10.11.2015., Požarevac, Lecture on topic “Strategy for eradication of CSF and rabies in Serbia and the Compensation fund

The participants attended the lectures on epizootiology of the disease, preventive measures, national and international regulations, modern approach to the eradication of infectious diseases and modern technologies for disease control, the system for early warning and response. They actively participated in discussions and interactive workshops on biosecurity measures on pig farms and good farm practices and their participation contributed to a better understanding of the situation in the fieldand forming the view that only joint efforts can contribute to  faster obtaining CSF free status.

17.11.2015, Šabac, Workshop: biosecurity on farms and good farm practices

Improvement of biosecurity measures is one of the main  steps necessary to achieve  the ultimate goal – the stop of vaccination against CSF, which is a precondition for obtaining the CSF free country status, which will allow the export of pigs to the European market and other markets similar for treatment of CSF.

5.11.20115. Subotica, Discussion on topic: vaccination of pigs and eradication of CSF

Lectures and workshops were held by experts of the EU Project, the Veterinary Directorate, Veterinary Institute in Novi Sad, Veterinary Specialist Institute Kraljevo and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.

12.11.2015 Niš, Awarding of certificates at the end of the Training

Veterinary Chamber of Serbia assessed that the trainings were very significant and awarded five points to each vet who participated. Veterinary Directorate and Project  handed to each participant a Certificate of completion of the training.  The Project is implemented by European Consulting Group in Consortium with Tragsatec, IAK, and Ankey.

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