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Cuba Asks to Join International Mad Cow Project

03 April 2009

CUBA - Cuba has requested to be included in a project of the Agricultural and Food Organization (FAO) that is seeking to prevent mad cow disease.

In response to the Cuban request, the FAO's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean issued a communiqué stating that Cuba's joining the project will contribute to strengthening the zoosanitary heritage and human health protection, said FAO's representative Marcio Porto at a meeting in Santiago de Chile in which the Cuban Veterinary Institute (IMV) asked for technical assistance to be part of the group of countries that benefit from the mad cow prevention plan.

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic are the nations included in the project that seeks to enhance and guide veterinary services into obtaining the category of insignificant or controlled risk in a short period of time. benefit from the mad cow prevention plan.

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Source: CubanNewsAgency


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