Animal Diseases TT

Note to Stakeholders

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It is vitally important to us that the work we do here at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at the UWI, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, through this research project is of direct benefit to both the citizens and livestock industries of Trinidad and Tobago. The discoveries made and the data & information gathered from this project will strengthen the current body of knowledge and build awareness for dealing with viruses that may affect our livestock and wildlife. These same viruses may also transmit to humans. Now more than ever we are noticing an increasing presence of infectious disease agents worldwide and we are aware that more than 75% of new and emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are from animal sources. We cannot highlight enough the importance of knowing what viruses exists in our livestock populations and what our livestock are potentially exposed to through avian migrants, illegal animal trade and other forms of imports.

We look forward to sharing the knowledge we gain through this project with you over the next few years.


The team