The Agricultural Defense Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), in partnership with the National School of Agricultural Administration (Enagro), has offered a distance learning course “Foot and Mouth Disease: Monitoring and Procedures in Investigating Vesicles of Disease”, aimed at professionals working with the defense of health Animals are in state animal health agencies and federal agricultural oversight agencies.
Such as Recordings Training can take place from May 20-28, with training starting June 1.
In clear and objective language, the course introduces the characteristics of FMD and the Brazilian surveillance system for this disease, with a major focus on the actions of the official Brazilian Veterinary Service in facing notifications of suspected vesicular disease.
“The training consists of a set of instructions that will be implemented from the first warning (notification) to the suspect until the end of the investigation. It includes the investigation and warning stages, which all workers in the official veterinary service must know and control,” highlights the Federal Agricultural Tax Auditor, Anna Carla Fedor.
Vesicular disease surveillance is one of the pillars of the National Foot and Mouth Disease Control Program (Pnefa), and is particularly important in a scenario in which it has been internationally recognized that the country has been free of FMD since 2018. Oral disease.
With this training provided in the distance method, the Animal Health Department expects to reach more than 10,000 professionals working in the animal health defense services in the country, thus, being prepared to act quickly and correctly in dealing with any potential suspicion. Foot and mouth disease.