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Possibilities offered through the current Rural development programmes

Possibilities offered through the current Rural development programmes

The EU Animal Health Strategy promotes on-farm biosecurity measures with the view to reinforce the prevention of threats to animal health. The Animal Health Strategy defines biosecurity as those measures taken to keep diseases out of populations, herds or groups of animals where they do not currently exist or to limit the spread of disease within the herd. Biosecurity measures can include the isolation of new animals brought to the farm, isolation of sick animals, regulation of the movement of people, animals, and equipment, correct use of feed, procedures for cleaning and disinfecting facilities and so on.

Biosecurity may be supported by the Member States as part of their rural development programs via different measures within the framework of the relevant EU legislation. Further information on these possibilities is available here PDF.

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