The Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare (SCAHW) has successfully completed a ninth edition of the yearly IDF Animal Health Newsletter. The newsletter is available both electronically and as a paper copy. The newsletter is produced with the primary aim of providing SCAHW members and others in the IDF community with knowledge of current activities in the field of animal health and welfare. It contains short descriptions of recent research, including summaries of PhD theses, current activities in SCAHW, different projects and campaigns from member countries and more.