WVA policies: One Health

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17 Dec 2021

WVA Factsheet on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus

Avian Influenza (AI) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild birds.

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6 Jun 2021

World Food Safety Day

Veterinarians are trained in both animal health and food hygiene to ensure the safety of food of animal origin. These roles are reflected in the recently published WVA Position on the Role of Veterinarians in Food Safety.

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4 Jun 2021

World Food Safety Day – WVA PR EN

Today, the World Veterinary Association celebrates World Food Safety Day to emphasise the veterinary profession’s crucial role in controlling and upholding the safety and quality of food.

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22 Apr 2021

WVA Position Statement on Leishmaniosis

Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease, found in approximately 98 countries on 5 continents.

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22 Apr 2021

WVA Position on the Global Climate Change Emergency

Veterinarians, in their role as advocates for animal health and welfare and public health, have a responsibility to protect ecosystem health and demand action to minimize climate change.

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22 Apr 2021

Position on the Role of Veterinarians in Food Safety

The contribution of the veterinary profession to the safety of food of animal origin is well recognised and valued by the WVA.

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22 Apr 2021

WVA Position on Zoonoses Emergence in Relation to Wildlife Disruption and Trade

Zoonotic disease emergence is an urgent global health and international security concern.

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22 Sep 2020

List of Available Guidelines for Responsible use of Antimicrobials in Animal Health – Revision 6 – September 2020

The growing emergence of resistance to antimicrobials is a threat to humans, animals and the environment. This is an increasing global concern and many countries around the world have already taken measures to tackle the development of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

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21 May 2019

WVA Position of Food Security and Nutrition

Veterinarians manage the health and welfare of animals, diagnose animal disease, and provide many other services that impact the health and welfare of animals, humans, and the environment.

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14 Mar 2019

WVA Position Statement on Cysticercosis and Cystic Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis)

Veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals have key roles in mitigating and eliminating the public health risks of T. solium and E. granulosus.

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