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This page provides access to a range of tools and information on animal welfare and provides details of animal welfare events. More information about these events can be accessed via the following links:




Please feel free to use and distribute this information freely.

Informative documents

Infographics on animal welfare

Animal welfare strategy



Animal welfare: focusing on the future
OIE Scientific and Technical Review
, Vol. 33(1), April 2014

Animal Welfare: global issues, trends and challenges

Scientific and Technical Review Vol.24(2), 2005

Scientific assessment and management of animal pain

Technical Series Vol. 10

Animal welfare: an asset for livestock production

Bulletin 2017-1



Training DVD of the OIE Improved Animal Welfare Programme

Welfare of working equids

(in collaboration with ICWE)

Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points on Animal Welfare of the European Region



Press releases

  • 24/05/17 Adoption of the first OIE global strategy on animal welfare
  • 12/12/16 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal welfare: towards a new global strategy on animal welfare
  • 07/09/16 A new OIE and OECD collaboration to face animal health and welfare future challenges
  • 29/05/15 New global intergovernmental standards and guidelines on animal health and welfare
  • 20/05/15 An overview of the OIE’s standards on animal welfare: a new interactive Infographic
  • 24/05/14 New OIE international standards and guidelines on animal health
  • 24/12/13 OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe: A three year Action Plan 2014-2016 validated
  • 05/03/13 « Improved Animal Welfare Programme » successfully completed in Indonesia
  • 08/11/12 3rd OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare
  • 30/10/12 First Session of the OIE “Improved Animal Welfare Programme”
  • 24/05/12 The OIE World Assembly of Delegates adopted first international standards on animal welfare in livestock production systems
  • 06/04/12 Animal welfare problems in maritime transport: statement of the OIE
  • 19/05/09 The OIE advocates implementing international standards for humane killing of animals for disease prevention purposes
  • 21/10/08 2nd OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare “Putting the OIE Standards to Work”