This is a 26 page PDFÂ which summarizes the restructuring of The Code formerly known as the Terrestrial Animal Health Code with special focus this year on anti-microbial resistance, animal welfare, wildlife, specific diseases, surveillance, and many changes to the language which tighten the noose so to speak.Â
Â A 277 pageÂ PDF with changes highlighted in yellow for easy speed reading and covering:
Restructuring of Terrestrial Code Vol. 2 (by pathogen name),Â Development of the Terrestrial Code to address wildlife, OIE/Codex joint approaches/common standards, glossary changes, Criteria for listing diseases (Chapter 1.2.), Animal health surveillance (Chapter 1.4.),Â Import risk analysis (Chapter 2.1.), Evaluation of Veterinary Services (Chapter 3.2.),Â Communication (Chapter 3.3.),Â Revised new draft Chapter 3.4. (Veterinary Legislation), OIE procedures relevant to WTO SPS Agreement (Chapter 5.3.)- Proposed revision of Article 5.3.1. (Obligation of WTO Members), Biosecurity procedures in poultry production (Chapter 6.4.), Antimicrobial resistance (AMR),Â Update of Chapter 6.7. (Harmonisation of AMR surveillance and monitoring programmes),Â Update of Chapter 6.8. (Monitoring of antimicrobial use in animal husbandry),Â Update of Chapter 6.9. (Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents),Â Update of Chapter 6.10. (Risk assessment for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobials in animals), Zoonoses transmissible from non-human primates (Chapter 6.11.),
a) Draft new Article 7.1.4. Animal welfare and livestock production systems â€“ guiding principles
b) Draft new chapter on animal welfare and beef cattle production systems (draft new Chapter 7.X.)
c) Model veterinary certificate for international trade in laboratory animals (proposed as Chapter 5.13.),
Invasive alien species
a) Draft OIE Guidelines for assessing the risk of non-native animal species becoming invasive,Â
Generic checklist on the practical application of compartmentalization and various OIE designated diseases.
This 159 page PDF covers the soon coming power of the power of the VETÂ through veterinary legislation and directly accountable to the OIE (UN).Â Beginning on page 11 in Section 3.4.1 you can see the changes the current veterinary legislation guidelines as dictated by the OIE.Â This includes a Glossary pertaining to Veterinary Legislation, principles, legal basis, penalties, competent authorities, veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals, stray dogs, human food production chain, traceability, inspections, audits; 6.10-anti-microbal resistance; Annex XXXII: Animal Welfare, zoonotic parasites, One Health minimum requirement for veterinary certification, zoning and compartmentalization, CAC, risk of non-native (â€˜alienâ€™) animals becoming invasive, OIE 5th Strategic Plan (2011â€“2015) include: developing tools for the analysis of the impact of environmental and climate change, and including the problems linked with invasive species, especially in relation to vector-borne diseases and to aquatic animal health.
Coming to your town and state soon.
From the trenches,