KSLAT 4-2022 Towards a new mindset for epidemic animal diseases

At the 2021 KSLA Bertebos seminar, international experts discussed animal disease prevention and control with a view to identifying key factors for future success. This journal comprises their written contributions.


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Rinderpest, a devastating cattle disease, was successfully eradicated through a global programme. Our future abilities to detect and combat emerging animal and human diseases depend on our willingness to learn from experience. Man-made changes to wildlife-livestock-human interfaces increase the risk that pathogens may find new host species and lead to pandemics, such as the SARS-CoV-2.

Experience has shown that effective disease control is based on access to adequate funding, diagnostic tools, and good cooperation between stakeholders at all levels. This requires excellent communication skills and well-established contacts already in ”peace time”.

At the 2021 KSLA Bertebos seminar, international experts discussed disease prevention and control with a view to identifying key factors for future success.

This journal comprises their written contributions. The KSLA hopes that it may inspire students and young professionals to delve into the challenging topic of disease prevention and control.

Editors: Marianne Elvander and Lena Englund.

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