Pan Livestock
Peter Roeder
Virology/Transboundary diseases

Peter Roeder is a veterinarian with broad experience of disciplines relating to disease epidemiology, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases., namely; disease investigation; virology; laboratory diagnostics; epidemiology; surveillance systems; disease control procedures; official veterinary service structures and functions.

He has broad experience of the recognition, epidemiology, diagnosis and control of most major infectious diseases of livestock, inter alia: foot-and-mouth disease; rinderpest; avian influenza; Newcastle disease; peste des petits ruminants; Rift Valley fever; bluetongue; African horse sickness; classical swine fever; African swine fever; sheep and goat pox, lumpy skin disease; rabies; malignant catarrhal fever, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia; contagious caprine pleuropneumonia; haemorrhagic septicaemia; brucellosis; anthrax; tuberculosis and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. He has a proven track record in initiating, planning, executing and assessing research and is skilled at project design and implementation, conducting meetings and workshops (national and international), public presentation and teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students and professional veterinarians.

He has lived and worked on long term assignments for 12 years in developing countries in Africa and Asia and was based in Rome for 14 years for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations from where he travelled extensively to work in some 70 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. Most notably, for FAO he was executive Secretary of the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme. Consequently he has an extensive knowledge of the conditions which prevail in developing countries and those in transition. On reaching mandatory UN retirement age in June 2007 he left FAO and now works as a UK-based independent consultant.