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The veterinary profession has never deserved greater visibility than today. Looking beyond the animal doctors, veterinarians should reach out to the general public as no less than the safeguards of both animal and public health.
By keeping farmed animals healthy veterinary action on agriculture contributes to countries’ economic development, this is especially true in the poorest quarters of the earth. Also responsible for detecting health hazards all along the food chain, veterinarians are at the forefront of animal disease prevention and control. Knowing that 60 per cent of human epidemics are caused by animal pathogens found in the wild or in domestic flocks, veterinary epidemiological research, vaccines and drugs development take added importance. Eventually the health of wild animals also depends on veterinary endeavour worldwide.
January 24 2011 - OFFICIAL LAUNCH, VERSAILLES (FRANCE)
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Directorate General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission are founding members of the “Vets in your daily life” campaign to celebrate the veterinary profession worldwide.
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