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 Dr Sergio Fiore
Animal Health Unit

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+356 22925366

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Introduction

​The Animal Health is the first step of food chain since safe food is produced by healthy animals. Good health is also essential for welfare and for optimal animal performance. 

Disease Surveillance, Controls on farm, Identification and Traceability are therefore important parts of any successful Animal Health program and they are also part of high quality food production.

Furthermore Disease Surveillance and controls can reduce the economical impact to farmer, business operator and society minimising the consequences of outbreaks when they do occur.

Without appropriate welfare, farms cannot be neither compliant with EU regulations nor completive. Animal welfare standards are applicable not only to farm animals but also to pets.​