The IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health has produced the IDF Animal Health Newsletter for a third successive year. The Newsletter is available electronically and in paper copy. The primary aim of the publication is to provide the IDF community with knowledge of current activities in the field of animal health. However, it also offers a forum in which short descriptions of recent research, including PhD abstracts are made available to all members. The forum also informs members about recent work by the committee and forthcoming meetings. The majority of contributions are from members of the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health although contributions from others are always welcome. We hope that this issue of the Animal Health Newsletter will give you a valuable insight into the activities surrounding the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health.