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New Veterinarian Here Develops Biosecurity Animal Health

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) this week welcomed international consultant veterinarian Dr Marisa Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn from the Netherlands. Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn is here to assist BAF in
11 Aug 2016 10:36
New Veterinarian Here Develops Biosecurity Animal Health
Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF), executive chairman Xavier Riyaz Khan.

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) this week welcomed international consultant veterinarian Dr Marisa Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn from the Netherlands. Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn is here to assist BAF in developing the Animal Health Emergency Response Plan to manage any animal health emergency in Fiji.

While welcoming her, BAF executive chairman Xavier Khan said getting Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn to assist in developing the Animal Health Emergency Response Plan for Fiji was a milestone.

Mr Khan said Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn came with extensive experience and knowledge in developing emergency response plan internationally. He added that her experience of working in 20 different countries was a valuable asset in developing plans to respond to any emergency situation involving animal disease outbreaks.

“Fiji is fortunate to have Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn,” he said.

Mr Khan said developing an Emergency Response Plan for Fiji was crucial as it would enable in early detection, containment and eradication of an emergency animal disease in a short space of time.

Dr Ventura Da Silva-Obdeyn said that an early detection of animal diseases would guarantee better export and protect the current health status of livestock.

“The early detection of animal diseases will comprise of a surveillance system that will at the same time provide guarantee of certain disease free status, which will facilitate potential exports of animals and animal products,” she said.

Source: Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

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