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Animal health and welfare in the livestock industry: strategy 2016 to 2021

The strategy was produced following wide consultation, setting out the high-level aims of the Scottish Government for animal health and welfare in Scotland.

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Animal health and welfare in the livestock industry: strategy 2016 to 2021
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1. The Scottish Government's policies on food are set out in, Recipe For Success - Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy, which can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/06/25133322/0 . A discussion document on implementation of the phase of the policy can be found at: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Becoming-a-Good-Food-Nation-dd6.aspx.

2. For more information on SRUC see: http://www.sruc.ac.uk/

3. For more background on the HIVSS see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/Rural/crofting-policy/support-for-crofting/HIVSS

4. For more information see: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP

5. For more information see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/Rural/business/veterinary

6. For more information on skills development see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/Rural/business/skills

7. The Sector Skills Council that supports skills and training for people and businesses in the land-based and environmental sector. For more information see: http://www.lantra.co.uk/

8. For more information on Scot EID see: http://www.scoteid.com/

9. Further information on the health and welfare research can be found at http://www.knowledgescotland.org/userfiles/healthwelfaretheme6.pdf

10. For more background on EPIC see: http://epicscotland.org/

11. For more information on the Honey Bee Health Strategy see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/06/23102211/0

12. For more information on recent publications of Rural Scotland Key Facts see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Agriculture-Fisheries/PubRural

13. See: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/scotPerforms/purpose

14. See: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/Strategic-Objectives/greener

15. Non-statutory diseases are diseases that are not covered by legislation.

16. For more information on the SSPCA see: http://www.scottishspca.org/

17. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/animal-and-plant-health-in-the-uk-building-our-science-capability

18. In the last 10 years the number of occupiers over 65 keeping livestock has increased by 400 to 5,400. In the same period the number of livestock keepers has fallen by 1,900 to 19,500.

19. Since 2004 the number of smallholders keeping livestock ( i.e. those farms with a Standard Labour Requirement of less than 0.5) has increased by over 1,500 to 15,500.

20. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP

21. For example, Costs and Benefits of Preventing Animal Diseases: A review focusing on endemic diseases, see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/01/20496/49533, and also between animal welfare and profitability ( e.g. Profiting from Animal Welfare: an Animal-Based Perspective, see: http://www.ofc.org.uk/files/ofc/papers/lawrence-09.pdf ].

22. For more information see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/Rural/business/veterinary

23. For more information on QMS see: http://www.qmscotland.co.uk/

24. For more information on the animal health and welfare research programme see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/by-topic/Agri-Fisheries-Rural/animalhealthandwelfare1

25. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/animal-and-plant-health-in-the-uk-building-our-science-capability

26. For more information on APHA see: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency

27. For more information on Border Force see: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force

28. For more information on BVD see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/Agriculture/animal-welfare/Diseases/disease/bvd

29. For more information see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/12/4967

30. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/Agriculture/doingbetter

31. Scot EID works with the Scottish livestock sector and Scottish Government to design, develop and deliver traceability systems. For more information see: http://www.scoteid.com/

32. For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-5-year-antimicrobial-resistance-strategy-2013-to-2018

33. For more information see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange

34. For more information see: http://www.knowledgescotland.org/briefings.php?

35. For more information see: http://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120593/improving_farm_profitability/181/optimising_livestock_management

36. For more information see: http://www.knowledgescotland.org/briefings.php?

37. For more information see: http://www.sruc.ac.uk/downloads/file/1213/liver_fluke_risk_in_a_changing_climate

38. For more information see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/06/5538

39. The FAWC report on animal welfare and health can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fawc-report-on-farm-animal-welfare-health-and-disease


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