Forum 2011

Forum 2011

December 6 – 7, 2011 · Ottawa

Forum 2011 was the first Forum session under the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council. This session allowed stakeholders to provide input to the NFAHW Council on three current topics that the Council was working on at the time.

The Governance session provided an opportunity to hear of the Council activities since its formation; to hear a presentation on Animal Health Australia, a successful alternate governance model; and a presentation on the Foot and Mouth review led by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada which demonstrated the complexity of relationships in dealing with an animal health emergency in Canada.

The Surveillance session used the Council's surveillance advisory report, Surveillance in a Time of Transition in Farmed Animal Health, as the basis for discussion. 

The Animal Welfare session provided an opportunity for input to the Council on the animal welfare advisory statement being developed by Council.  A document titled "National Vision for a Farm Animal Welfare Assurance System"  was used as the basis for discussion.