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

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Naletoski Ivancho et al. (Editors), "Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in Animal Production Systems, Preparedness, Response and Recovery", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-63021-1, License:

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.


Veterinary Medicine/veterinary Science, Public Health, Emergency Services, Animal Ecology, Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Ecology, Nuclear And Radiological Emergencies, Radiological Contamination, Animal Production Systems, Disaster Management, Open Access, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Accident & Emergency Medicine, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Biochemistry

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