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

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Animal welfare

Tierschutzverordnung Änderung

Amendments to ordinances in the veterinary sector

At its meeting of 10 January 2018, the Federal Council approved various amendments to ordinances in the veterinary sector aimed in particular at promoting the humane and respectful handling of animals. The amendments concern above all the animal welfare ordinance and the ordinance on slaughter practices and meat inspection. The amendments come into force on 1 March 2018.

Swiss Nutrition Strategy 2017-24

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Enjoy a varied diet and stay healthy

The federal government is presenting the Swiss Nutrition Strategy for 2017-24. It has a clear vision: all people in Switzerland can opt for a balanced and varied diet, regardless of their age, background or income – an important prerequisite for good health.

Good to know

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World Rabies Day

Beeing well prepared for your return to Switzerland with your dog, cat or ferret to avoid any inconveniences at the border.

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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.

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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.

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