Management of classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease in Lao PDR

Date released
17 September 2008
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J.V. Conlan, S.D. Blacksell, C.J. Morrissy and A. Colling (eds)


These proceedings are a compilation of research papers presented at a workshop in Vientiane on foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever, which continue to be a problem for livestock producers. The workshop shared the outcomes from collaborative research in Lao PDR with partners throughout the South-East Asian region, and it also provided a platform for scientists from neighbouring countries to provide up-to-date information on the disease situation in their respective countries. These proceedings will provide readers with an insight into the complexities of disease control in Lao PDR and the wider region. The research presented in the following pages encompasses pig production, technically orientated laboratory research, social perspectives and epidemiological research, all of which are required as we endeavour to achieve positive change for livestock farmers in South-East Asia.