Animal Health Organizations

Veterinarians, agribusiness (farmers), and wildlife organizations observe the health of animals. Internationally, animal disease monitoring is a major role of the World Organization for Animal Health, the Office International des Epizooties (OIE). The OIE and wildlife organizations, such as the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), monitor wildlife disease internationally. Nationally, animal disease monitoring is conducted by the federal and state departments of agriculture and by health departments. Organizations such as the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) monitor wildlife diseases as part of their work.

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