International Congress of Culture and Science on Wildlife Conservation

Buenos Aires – That National Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) was present at the First International Congress of Hunting Culture and Science for the Protection of Wildlife.

representative of General coordination of epidemiology and from the area wildlife of National Directorate of Animal Health from Senasa, presented and explained the importance of drawing common lines of action for early warning of mortality and reporting of wildlife diseases.

The event was organized by the Argentine Confederation of Hunting Associations (CONAECI); where Senasa technicians shared this year’s experiences in terms of sending samples, training and working together.

There are numerous diseases that affect wildlife and have an impact on animal production, animal health, public health and biodiversity conservation. “Only by working together can proper management be achieved to reduce their negative consequences,” said Andrea Marcos, epidemiology coordinator at Senasa.

Senasa and CONAECI agreed that the results obtained were satisfactory and They reiterated the idea of ​​continuing to work together to continue including hunters in surveillance systems for wild species that are potential vectors of disease.

Epidemiological Surveillance

Although the Sanitary Authority is constantly working on the surveillance of many diseases with people conducting activities related to fauna and environment, such as , there is a need to expand the scale of staff and coverage at the national level in order to improve the sensitivity of the system .

Hunters are spread throughout the country and conduct activities throughout the year, more or less depending on the hunting season, province and type of prey.

In this way they reinforce the first lines of alert, there are many people distributed throughout the country who provide very useful tools for taking samples and for monitoring important diseases for our country, whether they are zoonotic or relevant to international trade are. .

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