Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in Animal Production Systems, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in Animal Production Systems, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

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This Open Access volume explains how major nuclear and radiological emergencies (NREs) can have implications at local, national and international level. The response to NREs requires a competent decision-making structure, clear communication and effective information exchange. National veterinary services have the responsibility to plan, design and manage animal production system in their countries. These activities cover animal health, animal movement control, production control and improvement, and control of the products of animal origin before their placement on the market. Release of radionuclides after NREs can cause substantial contamination in the animal production systems. Critical responsibility of veterinary authorities is therefore to prevent such contamination, establish early response mechanisms to mitigate the consequences and prevent placement of contaminated products of animal origin on the market for human consumption. This work summarizes the critical technical points for effective management of NREs for national veterinary services.

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  • Accident & emergency medicine
  • Animal Ecology
  • Animal Production Systems
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, Life Sciences
  • Disaster Management
  • Ecology
  • Emergency services
  • Mathematics & science
  • medicine
  • Medicine: General Issues
  • Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies
  • Nutrition
  • open access
  • Other branches of medicine
  • Public Health
  • Public health & preventive medicine
  • Radiological Contamination
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science
  • Veterinary science
  • Zoology & animal sciences


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-63021-1


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