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1 SEMINAR FOR OIE NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE OF THE MIDDLE EAST REGION AMMAN, JORDAN, 17-18 MARCH 2014 OIE ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS RECENT.

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1 1 SEMINAR FOR OIE NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE OF THE MIDDLE EAST REGION AMMAN, JORDAN, MARCH 2014 OIE ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS MVDr. Rastislav Kolesar International Trade Department

2 22 NEW STANDARDS COMPLETED WORK Chapter Animal welfare and beef cattle productions systems Chapter Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems

3 33 NEW DEVELOPMENTS New draft of the chapter on animal welfare in dairy production systems Announcement of 2 new ad- hoc working groups -OIE AHG on natural disaster risk reduction, -OIE AHG on the welfare of working equines OIE reviews of 2 chapters on - Slaughter of animals for human consumption -Killing of animals for disease control

4 44 What are beef production systems in the definition of the OIE intensive commercial systemsextensive semi-intensive include all/either breeding, rearing, finishing Note: veal production is excluded! What is the aim of chapter 7.9? To give guidance on welfare aspects from birth of cattle through to finishing in all these systems CHPT 7.9 ANIMAL WELFARE AND BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

5 55 intensive production EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS Extensive production

6 66 OUTCOME BASED MEASURES

7 77 Behaviour Morbidity rates Mortality rates Changes in weight and body condition Reproductive efficiency Physical appearance Handling responses Complications due to routine procedure management CRITERIA TO MEASURE WELFARE

8 88 Behaviour: Low feed intake; respiratory rate; aggressive, depressive or abnormal behaviour. Important to understand differences in normal behaviour of various types of cattle Physical appearance Ectoparasites Abnormal coat (colour, texture, dirty) Dehydration Emaciation EXAMPLES

9 99 1. Biosecurity and animal health measures 2. Environment at the farm level 3. Management RECOMMENDATIONS OF CHAPTER 7.9

10 10 Biosecurity and biosecurity plans Control the major sources of possible spread of pathogens, Animal health management Herd health management, veterinary care, prevention, vaccination, 1. BIOSECURITY, ANIMAL HEALTH

11 11 Thermal environment Lighting Air quality Noise Nutrition Flooring, bedding, resting surfaces, outdoor areas Social environment, stocking densities Protection from predators 2. ENVIRONMENT

12 12 Australia: feedlots Minimum requirement: 9m 2 Mainly operated at 12 to 20m kg Example: stocking densities

13 13 Genetic selection Reproductive management Painful husbandry procedures Castration Dehorning Ovariectomy Tail docking Identification Handling and inspection Personnel training Emergency plans Location, construction and equipment Humane killing 3. Management

14 14 Thank you for your attention

15 15 Organisation Mondiale de la Santé Animale World Organisation for Animal Health Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal 12 rue de Prony, Paris, France - –


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