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OIE Adopts New Standards on Animal Health and Welfare

Thursday, June 4, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last week revised and adopted new intergovernmental standards and guidelines on animal health and welfare at the 83rd General Session of the Annual World Assembly of Delegates. The delegates updated chapters related to antimicrobial resistance surveillance and risk analysis, and added a new chapter on the welfare of dairy cattle. The delegates also approved an update to the chapter on foot and mouth disease, and a specific provision pertaining to atypical forms of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). For additional information about the adopted resolutions, click here .

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