Animal health and welfare

DEFRA issues animal health and welfare plan

Source: Veterinary Record vol 153 no 25, December 20 2003 p765

The United Kingdom's Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has issued a plan for animal health and welfare, which covers a range of issues, including infectious diseases that can be passed between domestic animals and those that can be caught by humans, as well as the Pet Travel Scheme, and the sale of veterinary medicines. The aim is for consultation with groups interested in these issues, such as vets, animal keepers, and other stakeholders. DEFRA invites comments from interested parties.