August 15, 2017

 

 OIE to establish US liaison office

Posted July 26, 2017

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced June 21 that it will establish a liaison office in the United States.

Created in 1924, the OIE has missions of ensuring transparency in the global animal disease situation, safeguarding world trade by publishing health standards for international trade of animals and animal products, and encouraging international solidarity in the control of animal diseases, in particular by improving the legal framework and resources of national veterinary services.

The OIE's U.S. office will be hosted by the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases in College Station, Texas, a unit within the Texas A&M University System that was recognized as an OIE collaborating center in the domain of biological threat reduction in 2014. The OIE office is expected to open Oct. 1 with the aims of increasing collaboration, establishing partnerships, and maintaining donor relations with several U.S. departments and agencies as well as U.S.-based organizations with an interest in global animal health and animal welfare.