World Organisation for Animal Health

  • The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is an intergovernmental organization coordinating, supporting and promoting animal disease control.
  • The main objective of the OIE is to control epizootic diseases and thus to prevent their spread. 
  • Other objectives consist of: transparency, scientific information, international solidarity, sanitary safety, the promotion of Veterinary Services, food safety and animal welfare.
  • It is recognized as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2014 had a total of 181 member states. 

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