Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Centre for Global Animal Diseases (CGD)


Contagious animal diseases

Contagious animal diseases of global importance are called Transboundary Animal Diseases (TAD). TADs pose a constant threat to global food production. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Foot and Mouth Disease are two examples. Many other contagious diseases, including zonooses, are also of national, regional and global importance for food producing animals.

In addition to being a threat to food production these diseases also pose serious risks for

  • food safety
  • public health
  • animal welfare
  • international trade
  • rural livelihood

Upcoming events

Exploring the WHYs and HOWs of veterinary epidemiology

Welcome to a seminar focusing on how veterinary epidemiology and social science can cooperate for increased understanding of aspects other than factual knowledge that affect decisions relating to disease control.

November 20th, 2018

Link to program

Published: 05 November 2018 -