For livestock farmers, veterinarians are competent contact partners. They answer all questions on operational health management in poultry, pig and cattle farming businesses in the QS scheme. Clearly defined requirements in the guidelines and independent inspections ensure that the protection and wellbeing of animals are firmly rooted in the QS scheme.
The livestock care contract between veterinarians and livestock managers forms the basis for cooperation. Herd or flock care by a veterinarian comprises curative and preventive services and also includes monitoring and screening measures.
The results from the salmonella monitoring for fattening pigs and from antibiotics monitoring for poultry and pigs and the results of the slaughtering diagnostic data can help you in your day-to-day work. Veterinarians have access to the data of the companies they are in charge of in the QS databases.
In the QS scheme there are several comprehensive monitoring programmes for the livestock farming sector: In QS antibiotics monitoring, veterinarians ensure a reliable data basis by recording antibiotic prescriptions for pigs, poultry and cattle in the QS antibiotics database. With the QS salmonella monitoring, farmers, veterinarians, abattoirs and laboratories also make an active contribution to the quality assurance of the food. In combination with the monitoring of antibiotics and salmonella, the monitoring of diagnostic data represents an essential pillar in the evaluation of animal health.