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International Veterinary Work

Version 1.1    Created 8/10    Last Updated  01/31/12



The purpose of this webpage is to provide print and on-line resources links for veterinary students and veterinary practitioners interested in short-term international experiences, primarily with agricultural animals in lesser developed countries.

Please note that this webpage is not associated with nor endorsed by the WSU School for Global Animal Health, WSU CVM International Veterinary Education, WSU International Programs, or the WSU International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) and is not a component of VM 501P or VM 504P.

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General Resources(initial list provided by Dr. David Sherman)

books providing important context:

livestock books:

soil and crop books:

human health books:

innovation and change:

other books:

participatory research and development guides:

CDC - Traveler's Health (vaccinations, medications, diseases of concern)

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Gap Minder - a fact-based world view (Hans Rosling, Karolinska Inst Prof of International Health - TED talks  wiki)

IFPRI - International Food Policy Institute

NASPHV (National Association of Public Health Veterinarians)


Smallstock in Development

US Department of State - travel


World Agroforestry Centre

World Bank

background material:


My materials:

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Organizations: (initial list provided by Dr. David Sherman)

The following is an incomplete, unselected, alphabetic list of organizations that appear to offer overseas veterinary experiences:

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On-Line Livestock Biosecurity Websites & Documents - National, International:

Biosecurity updates from the AVMA (index)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Protecting the Security of the Food Supply (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

CFSPH - Center for Food Security & Public Health (Iowa State U)

CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (M Osterholm, U Minn - huge site!)

Agricultural Biosecurity

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAZD Center - National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (Texas A&M, UC Davis)

EIDNet - Emerging Infectious Disease Network - HRI - Humanitarian Resource Institute

DAFF - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Publications for Biosecurity Australia

ILSI  - International Life Sciences Institute > publications

National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies (Purdue Homeland Security Institute)

NIAA - National Institute of Animal Agriculture


TFAH - Trust for America's Health

The Center for Food Security and Public Health - Iowa State University

USAHA - United States Animal Health Association

United States Government:


Gateway to Government Food Safety Information - Countering Bioterrorism and Other Threats to the Food Supply (index)

Homeland Security (US DHS)


National Agricultural Library - Animal Welfare Information Center

Bioterrorism - - Information Resources on Biosecurity, Bioterror, and the Threat to Agriculture, 2001

US Department of State href="http://www.state.gov/s/ct/">Counterterrorism Office

WHO - Food Safety

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Specific Disease Documents:


Avian Influenza

Bovine Paratuberculosis

Foot & Mouth Disease

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General Biosecurity & Bioterrorism Sources - Press

Biosecurity Measures for Preventing Bioterrorism (M Barletta, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Inst, pdf)

Trade Press:

Bushmeat - meat from wild animals crossing international borders illegally - wiki

The film "describes the trade as "globalised", with organized couriers distributing the meat to many European capitals, where it arrives without any customs or health checks. Estimates put the amount reaching London's Heathrow airport at up to 10 tonnes a day, often in appalling condition. The film says the imported meat could be carrying foot-and-mouth, anthrax, the Ebola virus, TB or cholera."

Bushmeat Crisis Task Force

The Bushmeat Research Programme - Institute of Zoology, London

Poultry smuggling is real — and dangerous (St. Louis Press Dispatch, 11/19/05)

Scientific Press (o (on-line):

Other Materials:

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