Canadian House of Commons Committee Recommends Measures for Animal Biosecurity

Canada's House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food released a report addressing the nation's preparedness for animal biosecurity risks, offering recommendations to combat diseases like African swine fever and avian influenza. The proposals include launching a nationwide awareness campaign emphasizing the significance of biosecurity measures and high animal welfare standards. Additionally, the committee suggests improving Canada's ability to respond to animal diseases through public-private partnerships to develop new vaccines, treatments for animal diseases, and best management practices for the health of live animals. The committee also proposes the establishment and maintenance of vaccine banks to ensure a swift response to outbreaks.