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Livestock: Disease Control

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into public attitudes towards the use of livestock vaccination as a means of reducing the incidence of animal disease. [266046]

Jane Kennedy: DEFRA has no current plans to commission research into public attitudes towards the use of livestock vaccination. We do, however, have
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access to reports produced by other organisations. A recent survey carried out by The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) on behalf of NOAH (The National Office of Animal Health) reveals an increased consumer awareness of animal medicines. The survey also found that consumers have confidence in those working in the food chain to use animal medicines appropriately and produce safe food.

Further details are available at the NOAH website.


March 4/ 5 2009 ~ "the need for continuing advances in vaccine technology combined with clear communication"


April 2 2009 ~ DEFRA is not following up the NOAH survey on new public acceptance of farm animal vaccination

April 2 2009 ~NOAH survey shows that fewer than one in ten people still believe that animals should be culled rather than vaccinated