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IDF launches Animal Health Report 2021
The yearly edition looks at animal health and welfare and illustrates the importance of adequate animal care of dairy animals for sustainable production. The 15th edition considers key topics including: the power of the welfare language, cooling dairy cattle and providing appropriate shelter, indicators for mastitis and udder health, biosecurity and milk quality.
The report looks at countries from various continents like Nigeria, New Zealand, Chile, Israel, as well as across the EU, and what can be learned from their solutions to track mastitis and milk quality, biosecurity, disease detection and antimicrobial use and resistance. There is also a special chapter on antimicrobial use in animals by the OIE and another on the SDGs and animal welfare.
Caroline Emond, IDF director general, said, “IDF’s dynamic work on dairy animal health and welfare supports constructive science-based dialogue within the dairy sector and its stakeholders on how to best approach animal health and welfare, its implications for disease prevention and the consideration of all aspects related to farm management, food safety, human health and dairy technology."