Animal diseases can have a negative impact on animal welfare, public health and the economy. This particularly applies to infectious diseases like bird flu, Q fever and swine fever. Farmers, vets and the government work together to control these diseases.
Risk of bird flu diminished: national measures cancelled
19-04-2017 | 17:12
Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam has withdrawn nearly all national measures taken to prevent the spread of bird flu,...
Additional measures for avian influenza
17-11-2016 | 07:55
The Minister for Agriculture , Martijn van Dam, is implementing additional measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza...
Indoor confinement obligation for birds kept for commercial purposes
17-11-2016 | 07:48
On Wednesday, 09 November 2016, Minister for Agriculture Van Dam instituted an indoor confinement and protection obligation for...