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The FSVO is the Swiss Federal centre of excellence in the fields of food safety, nutrition, animal health, animal welfare and species conservation in international trade.



StAR Campaign Dog

Federal authorities launch a campaign to promote appropriate use of antibiotics

Maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and animals, and combating resistance – these are the two main objectives of the national Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) which is being implemented by the federal authorities in partnership with physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians and farmers. With a public information campaign, the federal authorities aim to further raise awareness of the importance of using antibiotics correctly.

One Health

One Health Piktogramme

One Health: Working together for human and animal health

Prevention and early detection are central to effective control of communicable diseases and their vectors, such as mosquitoes. To strengthen cooperation between public health, animal health, agriculture and the environment, Switzerland has created the One Health interdisciplinary platform.

Good to know


Better protection of cheetahs, lions, leopards and wild dogs

The first meeting of the African Carnivore Initiative (ACI) ended in Bonn with the adoption of a joint statement for better protection of these four endangered species. Switzerland supported the meeting and participated in it.

Gabel im Heu

Hay imports from third countries

Anyone who has too little feed because of the drought over the past weeks and is dependent on hay and straw imports from third countries should observe the strict regulations. Such imports are also only permitted from a small number of third countries.

Fromage, lait, viande

Report on the monitoring of zoonoses

Zoonoses are diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. In 2017 campylobacteriosis was once again the zoonosis most commonly recorded in humans in Switzerland.

Press releases


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