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FAWC report on farm animal welfare: health and disease

Farm Animal Welfare Committee landmark report drawing together the welfare impacts associated with animal health and disease.

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The prevalence of many endemic diseases in farm animals is too high. This report identifies a range of measures to promote positive animal health and prevent diseases affecting farm animals. When disease does occur, early recognition and rapid, effective treatment are essential to reduce welfare impact.

The report emphasises the importance of the farm animal veterinarian, who is second only to the stockperson in ensuring that farm animals are treated humanely.

You can read more about the work of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.