- Greater control of diseases in livestock farms
- Prevent the spread of viruses to humans
This Wednesday, April 21, the New Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/429) applicable throughout the European Union (EU) came into force.
The regulation, approved in March 2016, determines the responsibilities of farmers, veterinarians and others dealing with animals in order to ensure animal health. It also allows greater of new technologies for activities such as pathogen surveillance, animal registration and electronic identification.
Thus, this new law seeks to guarantee a unique model by creating much clearer and simpler guidelines, so that the main focus is never lost: preventing, controlling and eradicating the appearance of diseases transmissible to human beings.
The lay offers more flexibility to adjust rules to local and specific circumstances, and to emerging issues such as climate and social change. It sets out a better legal basis for monitoring animal pathogens resistant to antimicrobial agents.