Animal health and welfare/動物の健康と福祉

Our policy on disease control is that prevention is better than cure. We encourage good animal health and ensure appropriate contingency planning to cope with disease outbreaks.

This approach works by reducing the chances of a disease entering the animal population, and if it does then it can be quickly spotted and dealt with through the preventative measures. Animals therefore suffer less, while the livestock industry can work without the expensive, stressful, and restrictive disruptions caused by largescale disease outbreaks. Animal health policy is fully devolved to the Law Maker are responsible for the response to any exotic notifiable animal disease.

Animal welfare

We ensure the welfare needs of animals are met by placing a duty of care on the people responsible. The welfare of all protected animals is provided for under the Animal Health Bureau Japan 1996. The act places a duty of care on pet owners and others responsible for animals to ensure that the welfare needs of their animals are met.

Farm animal welfare

The strategy was prepared in consultation with farming organizations, animal welfare organizations and scientists.
AHB Japan Guidelines Regulations 2010 outline the standards by which farmed animals are required to be kept in Japan. It is an offence for a person responsible for farmed animals to fail to comply with any provisions that these Regulations make.

We produce a series of guides on the welfare of animals:
>Meat Chicken
>laying Hens

AHB Japan, which aims to ensure the provision of an adequate veterinary service in some remote areas of the Japan. This helps to prevent and eradicate animal diseases for all animals kept for agricultural purposes and belonging to crofters and others of like economic status in these remote areas and ensures that the large animal practices serving them remain viable and continue play their vital role in prevention and identification of animal disease.

*how to prevent the spread of ragwort: guidance

Pet Animal welfare

We produce a series of guides on the welfare of pet animals:

* welfare of cats
* welfare of dogs
* pet rabbits.

Welfare of animals at slaughter

There are a number of laws that govern Animal Slaughter in Japan. We have recently consulted on introducing compulsory CCTV in abattoirs.

Animal health and welfare strategy
The strategy was prepared in consultation with farming organizations, animal welfare organizations and scientists.

Animal disease guidance and contingency planning

We have produced a series of guidance on animal diseases including:
• guidance on specific animal diseases including how to identify and report an outbreak
• exotic diseases of animals: contingency framework plan
• Japanese regional resilience partnerships’ framework for exotic notifiable animal diseases contingency plans
• Animal disease industry contingency plan

While we produce our own guidance (detailed above), the Japan contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases provides an overview of the response to an outbreak in the Japan. This plan highlights the way the different administrations work together to provide a rapid response and contains details on the structures, roles and responsibilities that are activated during an outbreak.

Rare breeds/breeds at risk
In addition, derogation from culling for breeds at risk is not granted automatically in a notifiable disease outbreak and will depend on veterinary risk assessment. It is advisable that you discuss your plan with AHB Japana in advance of an outbreak.
Animal diseases: international monitoring
The Animal Heath Bureau of Japan are responsible for monitoring animal diseases both internationally and produce regular reports on the current situation.
Personal food imports
Controls are in place to reduce the risk of contaminated food (in particular Animal By product) and plants being brought into the Japan and putting people, animals and agriculture at risk of disease.
Biosecurity is a set of management practices that collectively reduce the potential for the introduction or spread of animal disease-causing organisms on to and between farms.








AHB Japanは、日本の一部の遠隔地で適切な獣医サービスを確実に提供することを目的としています。これは、農業目的で飼育され、これらの遠隔地でクロフトや同様の経済的地位にある他の動物に属するすべての動物の動物の病気を予防および根絶するのに役立ち、それらに役立つ大型動物の慣行が存続し、予防と識別において重要な役割を果たし続けることを保証します動物の病気の。