WVA policies

One Health One Health

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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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

22 Apr 2021

WVA Position Statement on Telemedicine

The WVA acknowledges the advances in telecommunication technology and its impact on veterinary practice.

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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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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

18 Mar 2020

OIE and WVA joint press release: Covid-19 and Designation of Veterinary Work as Essential Business

In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) jointly draw attention to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary profession for public health. They highlight the specific veterinary activities which are key to ensure a continuum in food safety, disease prevention and emergency management.

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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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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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