Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Saudi Nationwide Middle for the Prevention and Management of Crops and Animal Ailments (WEQAA) introduced that the World Group for Animal Well being (WOAH) has formally licensed that Saudi Arabia is free from Extremely Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) illness.
It mentioned that the certification got here after the group’s analysis of the Kingdom’s file ready by the WEQAA Middle. The analysis was based mostly on the requirements and controls issued by the group to certify international locations which are freed from epidemic ailments.
HPAI is a severe illness and requires speedy response as a result of it’s extremely contagious and sometimes deadly to domesticated turkeys, chickens, guinea fowl, and upland sport birds. The illness additionally spreads in a short time.
Eng. Ayman Al-Ghamdi, CEO of the WEQAA Middle, mentioned that this accreditation would contribute to enhancing commerce trade between the Kingdom and international locations of the world by re-evaluating the circumstances and controls for the accredited veterinary well being certificates.
He mentioned that the WEQAA Middle is working to strengthen the Kingdom’s place in combating and controlling epidemic animal ailments, in addition to to cut back their dangers, and improve animal manufacturing and its sustainability.