Species conservation

Tibetan antelope

Seizures of shawls made from Tibetan antelope wool

In 2018, the FSVO and the Swiss Federal Customs Administration seized 41 shawls made from shahtoosh wool. Shawls are seized every year, indicating that the illegal trade remains active. Three to five antelopes are killed in order to produce each shawl, which is why these animals are threatened with extinction.


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.

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World Food Safety Day

From this year, 7 June will be the “World Food Safety Day”. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of food safety in order to protect consumer health.

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.

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