The 16th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, ISVEE 16, was held on 7th – 12th August 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
ISVEE is a global forum for those interested in veterinary epidemiology and economics and related disciplines in the health and social sciences. As usual, ISVEE brings together a diverse spectrum of attendees, such as health policymakers, junior and senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, to exchange information and discuss solutions that can advance the fields of veterinary epidemiology and economics.
This year’s edition provided insights into various approaches to addressing animal disease spread and different modelling approaches to support the control of transboundary diseases. Aligned with this topic and the symposium’s theme, “Connecting Animals, People, and their shared environments,” Krista Howden, senior scientific advisor at One Health Scientific Solutions, presented the poster: “Compartmentalization as a tool to support food security, disease eradication and business continuity in the event of an outbreak of African Swine Fever in Canada.”
The instance allowed attendees to learn and discuss how, from a One Health perspective, compartmentalization empowers producers with a tool for their span of control; reduces waste; and supports food security, animal welfare, and farmers’ mental health.
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