About 6 000 cattle are kept on the farms of “Moloko Vitchyzny” company. We raise Holstein breeding heifers that meet world standards and all veterinary requirements. Conditions, modern equipment and constant veterinary control on our farms allow us to breed healthy livestock. We always comply with all the requirements of the law, so we want to pay attention to the expected changes in it.
Thus, we will talk about the new draft law “On Veterinary Medicine and Animal Welfare” (№ 3318), adopted in June 2020. The purpose of the bill is to bring our legislation closer to EU acts, as well as to implement global health standards in Ukraine and animal welfare (taking into account the requirements of 10 acts of EU legislation).
The main changes provided by the bill:
- Reducing the number of permits in the field of veterinary medicine from five to three. Licensed veterinarians will be able to issue such documents.
- Significant reduction of terms of issuance of such documents – 30 times (from one month to one day).
- Possibility of issuing veterinary documents and veterinary prescriptions in electronic form.
- Creating a database of veterinary pharmacological supervision. This is a system that will allow to respond quickly to threats, associated with the use of veterinary drugs and take appropriate action in a timely manner.
- Unification of the rules of state control throughout the food chain. This will provide a different quality of relations between business and the state.
Industry experts say that veterinary legislation has not been updated for almost 25 years, and this bill will help remove unnecessary bureaucratic procedures, modernize veterinary medicine and transfer it into electronic format, as well as provide more opportunities for business development in this area.
The plan for adaptation of Ukrainian legislation will last till 2021. One thousand nine hundred forty-three events are planned during this time, of which 12% are related to the Financial Reporting System (FRS).
The ministry believes that these changes will strengthen the protection of animal health and welfare, increase liability for violations of veterinary legislation, create better living conditions in the field of animal husbandry, the development of private veterinary medicine in rural areas, international trade, production of veterinary drugs and more.
We are looking forward for improvement in the legislation, which will contribute to the development of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, as well as help us work more efficiently.