From livestock to wildlife, equine and companion animals, vets are the eyes and ears of animal health and welfare
. But this kind of health and disease monitoring is not just about samples, post-mortem examinations and vets; the system relies on strong relationships.
Other speakers include Peredur Hughes, who will give an overview of the Animal Health and Welfare
Framework Group, and Farming Connect's Dewi Hughes.
In the aftermath of the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) epidemic, she said a new 10-year strategy had just been published for Great Britain, aimed at achieving continuous and lasting improvements in standards of animal health and welfare
. The strategy recognised the importance of a partnership approach," she said.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured PS450,000 to develop skills in general animal health and welfare
and an extra PS550,000 for training and awareness in the fight against endemic disease, with a focus on Bovine Diarrhoea (BVD) and Scab.
The concept that the board would ensure that responsibility for decisions on animal health and welfare
were fully shared among government, industry and animal owners was set out in the government's response to a report by the Responsibility and Cost Sharing advisory group, on which BHA director of equine science and welfare Tim Morris represented the equine sector.
Dalli then announced other measures that the EU executive was planning to undertake in the area of animal health and welfare
, after having congratulated the Irish ministers of agriculture on their new national strategy on this issue (the All-island animal health and welfare
Investigators employed by the Department of Children and Family Services must report suspected animal abuse or neglect to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
Advocates for Animals claimed councils were primarily responsible for enforcing the new Animal Health and Welfare
Act and they needed extra resources to do so.
The Animal Health and Welfare
Act, which brought in stiffer penalties for those who abuse animals, came into effect a year ago today.
Ben Bradshaw, Minister for Animal Health and Welfare
, said: "The Livestock Markets Roadshow is an excellent opportunity for us to spread the word on best practice and animal welfare requirements.
Worcestershire Trading Standards animal health and welfare
team has been set up to investigate cruelty or neglect to farm animals and livestock.