The Newsletter is produced with the primary aim of providing the IDF community with knowledge of current activities in the field of animal health and welfare. It also offers a forum in which short descriptions of recent research, including summaries of PhD and master theses, different projects and campaigns from member countries are made available to all members.

The contributions are from members of the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare (SCAHW) and their collaborators, from all over the world. This issue of the Animal Health Newsletter represents the broad nature of SCAHW very well, with contributions ranging from mastitis reduction campaigns and BVDV eradication to animal welfare, dead cows and paratuberculosis.