FAO, OIE declare war on foot-and-mouth disease

first_img “Recent FMD outbreaks around the globe demonstrate that animal diseases have no boundaries, can have a devastating impact, and require a global response,” Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO regional representative for Asia and the Pacific, said in an FAO release. The strategy will rely on the strengthening of veterinary services and collaboration and support from many groups, the two agencies said in press releases. The plan was endorsed today by officials from more than 100 countries at the second FAO/OIE Global Conference on Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control in Bangkok, according to an OIE statement. FMD is endemic in most of sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, the FAO statement said. Its annual global cost, including production losses and vaccination expense, has been estimated at $5 billion. For poor farmers who depend on just a few animals, FMD can bring hunger and economic ruin, the agencies said. However, the FAO-OIE statement does not cite an explicit goal of eradicating FMD, only bringing it under control. Besides rinderpest, only one other disease—smallpox—has been eradicated through human efforts. Officials said the FMD strategy combines two tools developed by the OIE and FAO. The OIE tool, called the Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway (PVS), involves evaluating national veterinary services with the aim of bringing them into compliance with OIE quality standards. Reliable veterinary services ensure the quality and safety of livestock production, thereby protecting food sources, trade, and animal health, the agencies said. FAO developed the Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, the PCP-FMD, which guides countries through a series of steps to better manage FMD risks, beginning with active surveillance to determine what types of FMD virus strains are circulating in the country and neighboring areas, officials said. A crucial part of the process is coordination of control efforts with neighboring countries. Many countries are in the earliest stages of FMD control, the FAO said. The PCP-FMD is designed to bring countries to the point where they apply to the OIE for recognition of their control program and FMD-free status. Jun 29 OIE press release “The successful eradication of rinderpest, a joint effort by scientists, governments, donors, veterinarians and farmers, clearly shows that we can reduce and even eliminate the threat of major diseases,” said Juan Lubroth, DVM, PhD, FAO’s chief veterinary officer, in the FAO release. Rinderpest, another highly contagious cattle disease, was declared eradicated in May 2011. FMD can cause high mortality in newborn and young animals, weight loss, reduced milk yields, and lower fertility, the agencies noted. The United Kingdom had a severe FMD outbreak in 2001, with direct and indirect costs estimated at up to $30 billion, and Taiwan lost about $15 billion in a 1997 outbreak. See also: The campaign will include developing regional vaccine banks and centers for quality control and improving surveillance systems, laboratory capacity, vaccine quality control, and movement control of animals, the OIE said. The OIE said 66 of its 178 member countries are free of FMD. The goals of the new campaign are to control FMD in most countries and eliminate it in some, improve veterinary services and infrastructure, and enhance prevention and control of other major livestock diseases, the agency said. Jun 29, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have announced a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious livestock disease that does not threaten humans but can be economically devastating. Jun 27 FAO press release May 25, 2011, CIDRAP News story “OIE declares rinderpest eradicated” CIDRAP FMD overviewlast_img read more

LSU gets a new logo… but I haven’t seen it talked about…

first_img Share this post 10 posts 643 posts St Louis Cardinals Sports Logo News GeauxColonels Link to post Members 0 1 lsu Share on other sites Dezgrola Posted September 19, 2013 lsu tigers SportsLogos.Net court BrianLion 7 1 Straight Cash Homie 700 LSU gets a new logo… but I haven’t seen it talked about… GeauxColonels tiger head 289 0 700 Posted September 19, 2013 GeauxColonels Why couldn’t they just have done something like this on the court:Easily the best midfield/midcourt logo/mark/design in sports. shark 25 Members 1,450 700 Straight Cash Homie Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels 10 posts Posted September 19, 2013 Not sure if this is old news, but saw something that looked like a new logo on the Capital One mascot page that also shows in a small banner on the LSU Sports site. Does this look new to anyone else? http://capitalonebowl.com/#/standings/mike-the-tiger (see upper left)Also incorporates the field logo from the last post.You’re referring to the Tiger Eye logo with the “LSU” wordmark below?Here is the new LSU Tiger Head logo. Nothing official from LSU, though, but it matches the new logo on the court. They touched up the helmet logo and made the logo symmetrical.If that isn’t it, it looks pretty close. Good find. Where did it come from? It’s probably done by Torch Creative… they have the new LeCostiger on their dribbble page, as well as this unused beauty: Share this post Link to post 700 Share this post Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Recommended Posts Location:Pennsylvania Share this post 1 Board Man + Young Trece THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan 1 Share on other sites Share on other sites Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Share on other sites Share this post Members Share this post Link to post The Invisible GeauxColonels 2,000 289 Posted September 19, 2013 spam Not sure if this is old news, but saw something that looked like a new logo on the Capital One mascot page that also shows in a small banner on the LSU Sports site. Does this look new to anyone else? http://capitalonebowl.com/#/standings/mike-the-tiger (see upper left)Also incorporates the field logo from the last post. kteam26 By Straight Cash Homie, September 19, 2013 in Sports Logo News 0 7 Share on other sites Location:Luling, LA Members 10 posts 700 4,356 26,359 posts Link to post Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo 428 posts 2,511 posts Straight Cash Homie 1 Share this post Share this post Location:Jacksonville, FL GeauxColonels THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Members 700 0 Link to post Members Members Lights Out Go To Topic Listing 2,983 posts Share this post 700 0 Share this post 0 GFB See the white tiger head at center court? It’s new. It has been mentioned in articles that it is an updated version of their previous tiger head logos.I haven’t seen the actual logo anywhere except for this picture on their new basketball court.Anybody here know anything else about it or have any actual pictures? Members Posted September 21, 2013 Sports Logos Posted September 19, 2013 Lights Out THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Posted September 20, 2013 Location:Luling, LA Share on other sites 9,471 posts JaxNoles Sign in to follow this   4,356 Link to post GeauxColonels Link to post Share this post Share this post shark 1 2 Posted September 28, 2013 Share this post Link to post Link to post Straight Cash Homie 11 posts 7,283 posts I tweeted @LSUSports last night to get more info on the new-ish logo and here’s the conversation:@kpetitjr “@LSUsports Is this is a completely new logo at mid-court. If so, when will we get a better look at it? pic.twitter.com/4yYcSom0uT”@LSUsports “@kpetitjr Logo on @LSUBasketball court is an adaptation of the @LSUfball helmet logo. Will appear in many places, incl. hoops uniforms.”Yeah, I’ve seen it on the new LSU basketball uniforms. But it is too small to actually see anything. Have a look… it’s on the shorts: 700 0 Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 0 1,450 0 Share on other sites Posted September 19, 2013 289 Share on other sites Share on other sites Share this post 0 Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. Members GeauxColonels Location:Luling, LA 25 1 Share on other sites GFB All Activity Posted September 20, 2013 Straight Cash Homie Share on other sites Members Sports Logo News 4,356 9,471 posts SportsLogos.Net 9,471 posts 0 700 0 Members Members 7 1 Share on other sites that might just be a generic tiger head for the court, The only new logo they’ve trademarked recently that I’ve seen is this: Link to post 700 Share on other sites 1 LSU gets a new logo… but I haven’t seen it talked about… Looks like they took this logo:…and flipped half of it to make it symmetrical. could it also be on the collar? if not what logo is that? It’s more polished than that logo.It was mentioned previously in one of the 2 college basketball threads. But until we get a better look at it, we don’t know fully what it looks like.It’s probably done by Torch Creative… they have the new LeCostiger on their dribbble page, as well as this unused beauty:The article on LSUSports.net that accompanied the picture notes that the tiger head at mid-court was created internally. Forums Home Dezgrola Share on other sites 0 9,471 posts Sports Logos Members 2 0 jstraper Link to post Link to post Link to post jstraper Link to post 15 2 LSU gets a new logo… but I haven’t seen it talked about… Posted October 9, 2013 logo St Louis Cardinals GeauxColonels 0 Here is the new LSU Tiger Head logo. Nothing official from LSU, though, but it matches the new logo on the court. They touched up the helmet logo and made the logo symmetrical. Followers 0 700 Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels 0 15 Straight Cash Homie 0 THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan BrianLion 24 posts Location:Luling, LA 0 Posted October 10, 2013 1,450 Members Members Posted September 20, 2013 2,000 basketball toonces JaxNoles Posted September 19, 2013 1 15 that might just be a generic tiger head for the court, The only new logo they’ve trademarked recently that I’ve seen is this:””The design of this logo and the court was a collaboration of our staff, coaches and our administration,” LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Eddie Nunez said in a statement. “Our goal from the beginning was to give the court a reenergized look and to showcase the LSU brand with the new Tiger head logo.”http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/08/lsus_basketball_court_gets_an.html Members Posted October 10, 2013 2 posts 700 25 2,000 kteam26 All Activity Posted September 19, 2013 that might just be a generic tiger head for the court, The only new logo they’ve trademarked recently that I’ve seen is this:Kinda reminds me of Clemson’s tiger Share this post I tweeted @LSUSports last night to get more info on the new-ish logo and here’s the conversation:@kpetitjr “@LSUsports Is this is a completely new logo at mid-court. If so, when will we get a better look at it? pic.twitter.com/4yYcSom0uT”@LSUsports “@kpetitjr Logo on @LSUBasketball court is an adaptation of the @LSUfball helmet logo. Will appear in many places, incl. hoops uniforms.” Link to post Forums Home Share on other sites Isn’t the collar just a silver shield or circle with the “LSU” logo inside? Share this postlast_img read more