Talks with Mr. М. Eriapohi, Mr. I.V. Pokrovsky, Mr. S.E. Chalov and Mrs. Yu. E. Mironova, regional representatives of the company “Pribori Oy” (Finland) were held in the FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health”.


Administration of the FGBI "Federal Centre for Animal Health" met with regional spokesman for Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH (Germany) Mr. Lutz Steffan on 22 September 2011 in the FGBI “ARRIAH”. The bilateral negotiations included a presentation about the Centre, its scientific potential and production capabilities. Mr. Steffan reported on innovative technologies of the company which is a recognized leader in biotechnological production.


The Meeting of representatives of African, Asian and European countries under the aegis of FAO and IAEA was held in Ethiopia (Debre Zeit) from 4 to 7 July, 2011. The Russian Federation was represented by Professor Sergey S. Rybakov, the chief expert of the FGBI “ARRIAH”.

The main aim of the meeting was to discuss issues, focused on rinderpest-free status maintenance after the notification of world freedom from the disease.


ESRI Annual User Conference was held in San-Diego (USA) from 11 to 15 July. ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute – is the leading developer and producer of geographic information systems (GIS). The software system ArcGIS is the basic GIS for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the basis for informational veterinary systems of various countries. The FGBI “ARRIAH” is the registered ESRI user.


The Training Workshop “Quality Management System” was held in Ames (Iowa, USA) from 30 July to 9 August, 2011. The FGBI “ARRIAH” was represented by Anna V. Irza. The main aims of the training were: mastering and improving the new methods of laboratory diagnostics of infectious animal diseases, getting an insight into organization and working principles of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network(NAHLN) units, quality management system training, and meeting with leading NAHLN scientists.


Continuation of the first Workshop on “Urgent Issues of Epidemiology and ASF Prevention and Regional Veterinary Services’ Objectives”

A regular workshop “Control of African Swine Fever”, initiated by the Rosselkhoznadzor and the FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health”, has been operating since 1 June 2011 for heads and specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor territorial administrations, regional veterinary services, municipal entities and pig farms.