Global Livestock Health Policy: Challenges, Opportunties and Strategies for Effective Action
November 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
This book offers public policy makers and animal health
officials in government and industry a foundation on which to
institute scientifically sound national and subnational animal
health programs; solidify infrastructures; enhance communication
between legislators, regulators, and affected parties; and expedite
international agreements for safe worldwide movement of animals and
animal products in a global free market economy.
Organized in eight free standing chapters which include case
studies, a glossary and an epilogue, this arrangement leads readers
progressively through the events and decisions underlying the
present US and global animal health policy status, lays out
challenges facing the US and other nations, describes the
components of a credible and competitive animal health
infrastructure, and puts forward strategies for achieving policies
that are adaptable to global and domestic dynamics while addressing
the multiple issues and interests bearing on animal health, animal
welfare, and food safety. The case studies contain background
information and questions for group discussions.
The book is intended for use by animal health officials; agribusiness leaders; commodity groups; financial institutions; legislators and their staffs; importers and exporters of animals, animal products, biologics and pharmaceuticals; leadership of the regulatory, academic and diagnostic sectors of the agricultural and veterinary communities; consumers; or anyone else interested in protection, production, processing, and distribution of animals and related products.