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Health & Consumer Voice - September/October - 2012 Edition

Vet week focus on animal health economics

Vet week

The EU’s annual vet week conference brought together vets, policy makers and senior experts from across the world under this year’s theme: «Economics of animal health: a price worth paying?»

The conference, which took place in Brussels on 3 October, focussed on the importance of animal health and its role in the economy.

In his closing remarks, EU Commissioner Dalli spoke of a need to combine food security and sustainable development, saying that «animal health lies at the heart of this key challenge.» He added that the Commission plans to adopt a package of proposals to reinforce the safety of the food chain in coming months.

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