About: livestock diseases

Agrifood 04-05-2021

MEP: Livestock breeding ‘neglected’ in fight to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Animal breeding has been neglected in the conversation on tackling the looming global crisis of antimicrobial resistance, according to Green MEP Sarah Weiner, who stressed a need to focus on breeding animals for resilience over productivity. 
Agrifood 08-03-2021

Expert: Antimicrobial resistance is the ‘new climate change’

Diseases evolving to become resistant to medicines is a hidden threat to humanity as dangerous as climate change, an animal health expert has told EURACTIV, warning that more must be done to reduce the use of antimicrobials in agriculture.
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Agrifood 03-06-2019

Modern farming offers a climate-smart future for Europe’s livestock

Among the highest food safety standards in the world. A stringent risk assessment. A ready-availability of affordable fish, meat, milk and eggs. The lowest burden of foodborne illness in the world. These accolades all apply to the EU and to the food production systems...
Agrifood 05-07-2018

Commission: Third countries should meet EU antibiotics requirements on animal exports

Non-EU countries that export animals and animal products to the bloc will have to abide by new rules on veterinary medicines when it comes to the use of antibiotics, according to the European Commission.
Agrifood 30-05-2018

EU farmers: Prevention is better than cure for sustainable livestock

Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to animal diseases and creation of sustainable livestock. Vaccination may play a role in reducing the need for antibiotics, but it needs to be accompanied by other "tools", like education and training, farmer representatives and EU politicians have told EURACTIV.
Health 15-05-2015

German government poised to tackle growing antibiotic resistance

Germany hopes to slow the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in medicine and agriculture with its new "DART 2020" strategy. But critics have their doubts, saying it does not do enough to curb large-scale use of antibiotics on livestock farms. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 24-08-2007

EU authorities relax British meat ban

Veterinary experts from the 27 EU member states have unanimously agreed to lift a ban on British meat, milk and live animal exports, imposed since 6 August following an outbreak of the highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease.
Health 13-06-2003

Farm ministers agree on new foot-and-mouth directive to control outbreaks

On 12 June, the Agriculture Council reached political agreement on the new foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) directive which aims to improve EU measures to control future outbreaks of FMD.
Health 19-12-2002

Commission proposes new legislation to control FMD outbreaks

The revised new Directive proposed by the Commission on 18 December aims to improve EU measures to control future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Health 18-12-2002

Parliament favours emergency vaccination as a first-choice option

On 17 December, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution by an overwhelming majority that calls for tough new measures to fight future outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.