African Swine Fever and roadmap to long tails central topics in Romanian roadshow

  • Subject
    Roadshow in Romania, 25-26 June 2024
  • Target audience
    Policy workers, official veterinarians, animal welfare inspectors
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EURCAW-Pigs organizes physical meetings - roadshows - to exchange with animal welfare officials of EU Member States in 2023 and 2024. The fourth meeting was held in Sinaia, Romania on June 25 and 26.

The meeting was organized by the Dutch team of EURCAW-Pigs, in collaboration with local Romanian scientists and the Romanian Ministry.

Over 40 inspectors from all over the country participated. Interpreters were present to do the translations on spot from English to Romanian and vice versa.

The programme was mainly focused on issues related to African Swine Fever, killing of pigs on farm, how to reduce tail biting and the roadmap to long tails. These issues were discussed in sessions with smaller groups. The main outcomes of the discussions were presented at the end of the meeting. Also communication and dissemination tools were presented and discussed to help inspectors during their work, e.g., EURCAW-Pigs' website, a Community of Practice as a discussion forum, and the podcasts that can be listened while traveling. It was also announced that the indicator factsheets to support monitoring of pig welfare on farm, during transport and at the abattoir, will soon be available in the Romanian language.

A more detailed summary of the discussions will follow in November this year. This will be a combined summary of the outcomes of three roadshows. In October the Danish team of EURCAW-Pigs visits Spain and the German team visits Poland.

      Introphoto: Roadshow Romania (©EURCAW-Pigs)