Animal health and welfare

The attention paid to animal health at individual, animal group and animal population level can be used to deal with the new risks arising from expanding international trade. An increasing social concern, animal welfare is at the heart of the missions of Agreenium and its members. 


veterinary surgeons in France as at 31 December 2015


of emerging diseases are caused by animals


cattle in France, the highest number in the European Union 
With increasingly global movements of people, animals and foodstuffs, a health event can represent a threat to public health, with world-scale consequences on the economy, environment and societies.
Animal health topics are addressed in terms of individual, collective and population preventive and curative medicine. 

The concept “A Global One Health” is used as it reflects the interdependence and global nature of health for humans, animals, plants and the environment. 

Early detection of diseases and infections at their animal source can prevent them from being transmitted to humans or pathogens or from being introduced into the food chain. The question of good treatment practices to avoid environmental contamination is another aspect dealt with under eco-toxicology. 

A shared, sustainable approach requires an integrated risk analysis, with contributions from sundry areas of knowledge, thereby placing agricultural and veterinary training and research at the heart of complex issues. 


12/10/16- Launch of the work to modernise the veterinary reference framework
10/10/16- “Epidemiological bases in animal diseases” MOOC

Training courses


Preserving livestock diversity -
Michèle Tixier, INRA


Grasslands and Herbivore Production in Europe and Effects of Common Policies 
Christian Huyghe (coordonné par), Alex De Vliegher (coordonné par), Bert van Gils (coordonné par), Alain Peeters (coordonné par) 
Editeur : Quae 
Parution : 2014