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Animal Health Animal Health

Animal health is a key part of EFSA’s mandate. The concept of animal health covers not only animal diseases but also the critical relationship between animal welfare, animal health and food safety. EFSA is uniquely placed to take an integrated approach to animal health as its remit covers the safety of the whole food chain.

Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobials are substances used to kill micro-organisms or to stop them growing and multiplying. They are commonly used to treat infectious diseases in human and veterinary medicine for instance in the form of antibiotics.

Feed Feed

Safe animal feed is important for the health of animals, the environment and for the safety of foods of animal origin. There are many examples of the close link between the safety of animal feed and the foods we eat.