The position of the UNEP/CMS/FAO Co-Convened Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has been published.
News for Animal Welfare & Health
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is a highly contagious and deadly animal brain disorder, was recently detected in a wild reindeer and in two wild moose in Norway.
On 22 May the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body published its final decision on the EU ban on trade in seal products.
The vote of the Parliament proved an amendment aimed at prohibiting the use of live decoy birds for hunting purposes to be unjustified and unsubstantiated owing to anti-hunting sentiments rather than to the interest of animal health.
Hunters, gamekeepers and other wildlife managers, as people who spend a lot of time outdoors, belong to a category of people particularly at risk from so-called tick-borne diseases (TBD), such as Lyme disease (Borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).
In the margin of the General Assembly of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) in Brussels, FACE Senior Policy Advisor Yves Lecocq – a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine – made a presentation on hunting and wildlife management in Europe and how these interact with veterinary expertise.