Raising the bar to lower disease levels

Donnelly, Margaret
June 2010
Irish Veterinary Journal;Jun2010, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p356
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion from Animal Health Ireland chief executive officer (CEO) Joe O'Flaherty on the need of Ireland to impose a national policy on disease eradication to maintain the trading status quo. He emphasizes that diseases such as bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) and Johne's disease do not come under statutory regulation and have a high economic costs needed to be controlled. He also mentions the association of the diseases with the farm bio-security.


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