MAF National Centre for Disease Investigation (NCDI)

MAF National Centre for Disease Investigation (NCDI)


The Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) has responsibility for fulfilling national and international expectations about animal disease surveillance, and pest and disease control. This responsibility is discharged within a regulatory framework based on the Biosecurity Act 1993. The philosophy behind the Act is one of empowerment rather than prescription, and it has allowed MAF Regulatory Authority to demonstrate more innovation and flexibility in meeting the CVO's needs.

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The whole of the literary matter of the Proceedings of the Combined State and Epidemiology & Animal Health Management Branches of the NZVA. FCE Publication No. 187 is copyright New Zealand Veterinary Association, Downloading this article signifies agreement with the terms and conditions of electronic access.