Inclusion of Veterinary Services in National Emergency Management Plans
Nasim, A., Attal-Juncqua, A., Eia, C., et al. (2020). Inclusion of Veterinary Services in National Emergency Management Plans. Revue Scientifique et Technique. 39(2):359-371.
The authors examined national emergency management plans of the 86 members of the World Organization for Animal Health (of which the U.S. Department of Agriculture is a member). They emphasize the importance of using a One Health approach to discuss emergency management, which includes human, animal, and environmental health. They found that national emergency plans more frequently mentioned veterinary services when the country’s agricultural sector contributed more to GDP.