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PART 3: Summary

Veterinarians play an important role in detection, surveillance and management of Emergency Animal Diseases (EADs). Surveillance for the early detection of EADs requires veterinarians in the field to be able to recognise the signs that point to a disease incursion.

Any delays in detection and reporting of an EAD outbreak directly affects the size of the outbreak and decreases the likelihood for disease eradication. Early detection and immediate reporting of a suspected EAD increases the chance of effective and efficient eradication if an EAD is confirmed.

When in doubt – report via the hotline.

EAD hotline

EADs; you don’t want to miss them, spread them, or get them!