Building on our 2017 Antibiotics Commitment, which outlined five key principles to improve animal health and responsible antibiotic use, we see a way forward that addresses AMR by reducing the need for antibiotics in animals through better prevention, earlier diagnosis, increased access to innovative treatments, and more. AnimalhealthEurope and HealthforAnimals members, pledge to collaboratively...
This report summarises certain work carried out by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety regarding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in veterinary medicine and, in particular, the efforts to encourage the prudent use of antimicrobials in animals, as advocated in the European Union (EU) guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine, published in September 2015....
African swine fever virus is transmissible through animal consumption of contaminated feed. To determine virus survival during transoceanic shipping, we calculated the half-life of the virus in 9 feed ingredients exposed to 30-day shipment conditions. Half-lives ranged from 9.6 to 14.2 days, indicating that the feed matrix environment promotes virus stability.
The European Commission requested EFSA to estimate the risk of spread of African swine fever (ASF) and to identify potential risk factors (indicators) for the spread of ASF, given introduction in the south-eastern countries of Europe (region of concern, ROC), namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
The Finnish Veterinary Association’s Animal Welfare Prize to a new-generation pig farm: The association’s fourth animal welfare prize was awarded to the Paija Farm in Urjala. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the Annual Veterinary Congress on 28 November 2018 to a pig barn that was designed and built in a completely new way