Office International des Epizooties (OIE)

Office International des Epizooties (OIE)

an intergovernmental organization established in 1924. The objectives of the OIE are to ensure transparency in the occurrence of global animal disease and zoonoses; to collect, analyze and disseminate scientific veterinary information; to provide expertise in the control of animal disease; to safeguard world trade by publishing health standards for international trade in animals and animal products; to promote the legal status and resources of national veterinary services; and to promote animal welfare through a science-based approach. It publishes guidelines and periodicals relating to international animal health (www.oie.int). See also Table 24.
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