International veterinary standards
Kazakhstan’s veterinary services will be evaluated by the experts of the World Organization for Animal Health. Kazakhstan joined this international organization in 1993. Analysis of veterinary services’ performance is held every five years. The experts commended Kazakhstan’s positive experience in combating foot-and-mouth disease. Kazakhstan was granted a foot-and-mouth disease free status. Kazakhstan’s veterinary service performed a great amount of work in the past five years, such as the establishment of a committee for veterinary control, surveillance and creation of district veterinary stations and units. Legislation was also aligned with international standards. The experts already visited the Southern regions of Kazakhstan. Next, they will inspect veterinary services in Akmola, Karaganda and North Kazakhstan regions. The OIE experts’ positive review will give Kazakhstan’s agricultural producers the opportunity to boost exports of animal products.
NIKSA BARISIC, EXPERT, WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH:
- The general impression is that the veterinary service of Kazakhstan has done a lot since the last previous mission. In line with our proposals, proposals from the previous gap analysis mission which was done in 2011, they invested a lot in human resources, technical resources. 00:00:19
TURSYN KABDULDANOV, SPOKESMAN, KAZAKHSTAN’S VETERINARY CONTROL COMMITTEE:
- The experts’ positive evaluation gives us further guarantees that the veterinary control and surveillance is performed well. The mission also evaluates interactions among all the relevant government bodies and units in their work to provide veterinary and food safety.