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VEERU undertakes research, consultancy and training for a variety of clients.  Defra has been a major client for VEERU’s research activities in UK, supporting short term, highly applied and focussed research activities, as well as some longer term projects.  Training activities are funded by international organisations such as FAO, the EU and USAID. NUFFIC and some national governments have sponsored specific training programmes. Recent training has focussed on short courses on subjects related to veterinary epidemiology, animal disease control and risk analysis in which VEERU has used its own staff and utilised its network of contacts to arrange for other institutions and individuals to deliver those parts of the training courses which require specialist knowledge and experience.  Similarly, with regard to consultancy, VEERU has consulted on veterinary epidemiology, animal health and risk assessment using its own human resources, and by recruitment of associates for specific consultancy for which in-house expertise is not available. 


The animal health and production information systems developed by VEERU staff have provided important tools which have been extensively used in VEERU research projects.  The support and development of these information systems has generated consultancy in Antigua, Chile, Colombia, Luxembourg, Malta, Surinam and Trinidad, as well as in the UK.












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