WVA policies: Animal Welfare

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14 Apr 2022

WVA Position Statement on Depopulation of Animals in Disasters and Emergencies

Recent events have shown that pandemics, disasters, notifiable disease outbreaks, and other emergencies, which are capable of disrupting supply chains,  may require animal depopulation. Planning for situations that necessitate depopulation of animals should be part of disaster preparedness at local, regional, national, and international levels.

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14 Apr 2022

WVA Position Statement on the Use of Horses for Production of Biologics and Therapeutics

Horses are often used in the production of biologics and therapeutics to treat or prevent various conditions in humans and other animals. The welfare of all animals under human care should have the highest priority. For that reason, the WVA calls for updated and transparent management of the overall field, in which ethical and welfare […]

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17 Dec 2021

WVA Factsheet on Brachycephaly in Dogs

Flat faced’ dogs such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs have become very fashionable in recent years. Many people buy these dogs because they think they look cute.

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12 Sep 2019

WVA Factsheet on Animal Welfare in Farmed Fish Production – Rev 1

Promote development and enforcement of appropriate national welfare standards and regulations for farmed fish as well as veterinary training in aquatic medicine.

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15 Nov 2018

The Role of Veterinarians in Aquatic Animal Health

The growth of aquaculture in the global food chain as well as increasing concerns of environmental contamination by medicines used in aquaculture, makes it imperative that the highest possible quality of animal health services should be provided.

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26 Feb 2018

WVA Factsheet on Donkey Skin Trade and Donkey Welfare

Donkeys are poorly suited to intensive breeding practices due to long gestation periods, low fecundity, low success rates of artificial insemination and high propensity to abortion and mortality caused by stress

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4 Apr 2017

WVA Factsheet on Food Animals during Transportation

Promote development and enforcement of appropriate national animal welfare standards and regulations for transportation of food animals.

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29 Mar 2017

WVA Factsheet on Working Equids

Promote the development and enforcement of equine welfare standards and regulations that are consistent with international expectations.

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25 Nov 2016

FS on Owned and Unowned Free-Roaming Dogs

 Dog-mediated human rabies is an entirely preventable disease with appropriate dog vaccination.

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14 Mar 2016

WVA Policy Statement on the Control of Inappropriately Aggressive Dogs

The World Veterinary Association recognizes that inappropriately aggressive or vicious dogs pose a significant threat to humans and other animals.

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