Animal health

Animal health

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Animal health

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Animal health

In order to prevent and to combat diseases afflicting animals, the European Union has devised measures to limit the risks of outbreaks and the spread of these diseases and to eradicate them once they have been detected. This legislation complements the rules on veterinary checks and food hygiene, and includes general provisions on the surveillance, notification and treatment of infectious diseases and their vectors, and specific provisions for certain diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot and mouth disease or bird flu. Rules applicable to animal medicines have also been established.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

  • European Union Animal Health Strategy (2007-2013)
  • Monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents
  • Control of salmonella and other zoonotic agents
  • Notification of diseases
  • Community strategy against antimicrobial resistance

TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES (TSEs) AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES (BSEs)

  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)
  • BSE: state of play in March 2003

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

  • The fight against foot-and-mouth disease

BLUETONGUE

  • Bluetongue

CLASSIC AND AFRICAN SWINE FEVERS

  • Control of classical swine fever
  • African swine fever

OTHER DISEASES

VETERINARY MEDICINE

  • Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products
  • Preparation and marketing of medicated foodstuffs for animals

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