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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.

Focus

Antibiotics

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

World Wildlife Day 2019

Aquatic life at the centre of World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day celebrates the many species of wild flora and fauna and raises awareness of the importance of wildlife conservation. Marine organisms are exposed to multiple threats that need to be taken seriously.

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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