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NVSL Activities

The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) actively participate in numerous organizations. A few of them include:

International Activities

NVSL is a designated World Organisation for Animal Health ( OIE) Reference Laboratory for thirteen diseases of veterinary significance including: highly pathogenic avian influenza; anthrax; bluetongue; contagious equine metritis (CEM); Eastern, Western and Venezuelan encephalomyelitis; equine infectious anemia; foot and mouth disease, leptospirosis; Newcastle disease; pseudorabies; swine influenza virus (SIV); vesicular stomatitis; and West Nile encephalitis.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO) has designated the NVSL as a Reference Centre for foot and mouth disease and other vesicular diseases of the Americas and the Caribbean, animal influenza and Newcastle disease, and bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis.

Meetings and Presentations

Experts from the NVSL are often asked to speak at various meetings or provide training. To name a few:

Training Courses (selected)
USDA- National Poultry Improvement Plan
USDA-VS Field Skills Course
USDA-VS Foreign Animal Disease Investigator Refresher Course
USDA-VS Program Disease Field Skills Course
USDA-VS Field Epidemiology for High Priority and Program Disease Training

Meetings (selected)
ASM Biodefense
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Coalition of State Horse Councils
Eastern Fish Health Workshop
FAZD-Ag Screening Tools
FMD Scientific Conference
International Conference on TSE Prevention and Control
International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man
Live Bird Market
NAHLN Methods Technical Working Group
National Pork Board
North Central Avian Diseases Conference
Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases
Various AAVLD meetings
Various OIE, FAO and OFFLU meetings

Recent Selected NVSL Publications

Click here for a list of selected NVSL-authored publications

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