New OIE publications available on import risk analysis for animals and animal products

OIE publications

During the question-and-answer session after Dr Jeffrey Mariner’s presentation on the role of risk analysis in the judgement of equivalence, Dr Jonathan Rushton of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC) noted that there is a need to identify the people involved in livestock trade so as to enable collection of data for risk management processes.

In response, Dr Gideon Brückner of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) informed the participants that the OIE has recently published two handbooks on import risk analysis for animals and animal products — Volume 1 on qualitative risk analysis and Volume 2 on quantitative risk assessment — and these handbooks clearly explain the risk assessment processes.

The publications are available from the OIE e-bookshop at