What is the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)?

The OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) is an intergovernmental organization created in 1924. In 2011, the OIE totaled 178 Member Countries and Territories.

Its missions are:

  • To ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation
  • To collect, analyze and disseminate veterinary scientific information
  • To provide expertise and encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases
  • To safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products
  • To improve the legal framework and resources of National Veterinary Services Organization.
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