Vets help to keep farms safe and sustainable…

Here’s a nice article generally talking about the role of veterinarians to help improve productivity, better animal welfare and ensuring food safety and food security for our nation. A good reminder that not all vets work with dogs and cats.

Last week was National Farm Safety Week, and the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) used the occasion to remind vets how they can better work with farmers to prevent, detect and manage animal diseases on their properties.

“Resilience, health and safety in the agricultural community involves human health, animal health and sustainable and robust agricultural businesses,” AVA president Dr Paula Parker said.

“Veterinarians work with farmers every day to identify biosecurity, animal and human health risks and advise on systems to prevent, monitor, and manage diseases in their livestock.

“A disease outbreak in a heard or flock comes at enormous short- and long-term costs to agricultural businesses. Prevention and risk management is essential to protecting livestock against disease.”

Australian Cattle Veterinarians, a special interest group of the AVA, has developed BIOCHECK, a new biosecurity plan that helps farmers to identify major risks to their farm and develop plans to manage them.

Source: Vet Practice Magazine.

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Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
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