The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a “Farm Assurance Schemes” Infographic to encourage the public to make informed choices about the food they eat.
A recent survey showed that nine in ten vets felt farm assurance schemes make a positive contribution to animal health and welfare in the UK and that 58% of vets consider scheme approval always or most of the time when buying their food. Farm assurance schemes rely on veterinary knowledge and expertise in the development and review of standards and the provision of on-farm assessments of animal health and welfare for accreditation.
This infographic sets out the veterinary industry’s priorities for farm animal welfare and indicates whether or not the schemes address these priorities in their standards.
All seven schemes in the infographic meet the criteria for three of these priorities: they are all underpinned by veterinary expertise, support responsible use of antimicrobials and have measures in place to prevent the spread of disease.
British Veterinary Association, John Fishwick is quoted saying “More and more people want to know about the health and welfare credentials of the animal-derived food they buy such as meat, eggs and dairy products,”
“In order to translate veterinary knowledge on animal health and welfare into a practical guide to help people understand and assess farm assurance schemes, BVA has developed an infographic that sets out our priorities for farm animal welfare for people to use when considering farm-assured food.”
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