EASVO has contributed to drafting the recent FVE publication on the value of vets carrying our regular Animal Health visits. The new Animal Health Regulation 2016/429, in Article 25, requires operators to make sure that establishments receive animal health visits from a veterinarian.

This legislation comes into force in all EU countries in April 2021 and aims to strengthen animal health by improving disease prevention, in particular biosecurity and detection of disease.

EASVO and FVE support the value of regular veterinary visits because of their potential to improve animal welfare and economic efficiency, as well as to reduce use of antibiotics and enhance sustainability.

FVE calls upon EU and national policymakers to implement these guidelines and as such, to ensure that these animal health visits reach their full potential of being a practical and meaningful tool adding value to farmers, veterinarians, consumers and society alike.

You can read the FVE position here