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Caribbean animal health network - CaribVET

How can basic research help strengthen animal disease surveillance and control networks?

Biodiversity hotspots are often associated with the emergence of new pathogens. The Caribbean, which includes territories with highly contrasting ecological and socioeconomic situations, is one example. Research can help improve surveillance and control of such diseases by combining the most fundamental studies with the most operational applications. This integrative approach involves basic research, and also decision-makers, managers and surveillance stakeholders. The CaribVET regional network is one such approach.





  • Centra Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (CESA)



  • US Department of Agriculture; International Service (USDA-APHlS-lS)



  • University of French Guiana
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD): UMR CMAEE (CIRAD, INRA)

Caribbean Region


  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Veterinary Ministries and Services in 32 Caribbean countries and territories: Belize, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Haiti, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, St. Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao
  • Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • University of the West Indies



  • Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA, CGIAR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)