Full reports are available at www.ahwcouncil.ca/documents or by clicking the titles below.
This report is an overarching strategy on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance for animal agriculture – a call to action for animal agriculture. The eight recommendations are written in the context of:
A model for the governance of animal health surveillance in Canada
This model to enhance animal health surveillance by developing a network of existing surveillance networks to build on their strengths and enhance collaboration among all partners in animal health surveillance was presented at Forum 2014. Implementation began in early 2015. The model envisions leadership coming from the Directors and being distributed among the network partners.
This study reviewed the capacity of animal welfare research in Canada and provides recommendations to rectify identified issues. Issues identified include the adequate funding for public good research, the importance of a process for identifying research priorities, communication between funders, research users and researchers, and the need for socioeconomic research related to animal welfare.
Farmed Animal Health and Welfare 2020 renews the original National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Strategy of 2009 and provides strategic direction and priorities from 2015-2020. The NFAHW Strategy (2009) was not rewritten and continues to provide the base for the current revised priorities and strategic outcomes. Farmed Animal Health and Welfare 2020 anticipates stakeholder engagement in achieving the strategic outcomes and priorities.
Held in Ottawa in November 2014, the Forum showcased the activities of the Council and other stakeholders in advancing animal health and welfare. The program was designed to engage participants on key issues.