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Farm ‘animal health visits’ will start before April

These ‘animal health visits’ will be implemented in all EU countries before April 2021 and aim to strengthen animal health by improving disease prevention, in particular biosecurity and disease detection. To date, no law establishes the minimum requirements necessary for the uniform application of Article 25. Without these supporting laws, the Article is in serious danger of being implemented inconsistently or insufficiently in the Member States.

For the FVE (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe), regular veterinary visits have great potential to improve animal welfare and economic efficiency, as well as to reduce antibiotic use and improve sustainability.

Therefore, it calls on EU and national policy makers to implement these guidelines and as such ensure that these animal health visits reach their full potential of being a practical and meaningful tool that adds value to farmers, veterinarians, consumers. and society alike.