World Organization for Animal Health held meeting

04-04-2011 | 21:22        


The World Organization for Animal Health PVS assessment mission held a meeting in Baku. The achievements of veterinary science and elimination of topical problems were discussed at the meeting. The meeting is aimed at investigating the measures carried out for eliminating the shortcomings in the activity of the veterinary service disclosed by the assessment mission and bringing its activity in line with international standards. Chief of the Azerbaijani State Veterinary Service Siala Rustamova said that there are 72 regional and city veterinary offices and 836 district veterinary stations in Azerbaijan. In accordance with the veterinary legislation of the country, 11 infectious diseases are checked up and abolished at the state budget’s expenses. Bringing the veterinary legislation in line with the European standards will secure treatment of animals and allocation of short-term compensation in case of special diseases. The State Veterinary Service carried out significant measures for removing shortcomings revealed by PVS assessment mission of the International Epizootic Bureau in 2008. Financial allocation for preventive measures of diseases grew from 3.2 million manats to 4.7 million manats. As to the epizootic situation in Azerbaijan, the Chief of the Service noted that stability is observed in this sphere.