EURCAW Ruminants & Equines has published its response to a question received in relation to good husbandry practice for cattle. The Q2E was addressed in two parts - this document is the second part and refers to the legislation and research on the use and management of cow brushes.

EURCAW Ruminants & Equines has published its response to a question received in relation to good husbandry practice for cattle. The Q2E was addressed in two parts - this document is the first part and refers to the Centre's Reviews and factsheets on enrichment.

EURCAW Ruminants & Equines has published its response to a question received in relation to official training and certification regarding animal welfare assessment. This service, referred to as Questions to EURCAW (Q2E) is open to Competent Authorities and government policy workers of EU Member States.  

"Have the humility to admit when you don’t know the answer straight away". An inspector from Sweden shares their experience.

The activities of the EURCAW Ruminants & Equines are set out in a work programme in consultation with the European Commission. The current work programme commenced on 1 January 2023 and will end on 31 December 2024.

Regarding the Q2E on the space allowance for dairy cows, this appendix provides a non-exhaustive list of legally non-binding recommendations for France, Germany and Italy.

This indicator factsheet provides recommendations for inspection regarding environmental enrichment in ruminants and equines.

In natural habitats, animals receive many stimuli that vary in place and time. In such habitats, they can express a wide range of behaviours that define the species’ behavioural repertoire. Farming or captive environments are designed to meet biological basic needs (e.g. for rest, feeding), but are far less complex…

"Animals must be fed, yes – but how, when and with what?". An inspector from Alsace in France shares their experience.

EURCAW Ruminants & Equines is functioning on the basis of EU ethical principles and rules, namely equality, diversity and inclusion. In order to support an environment that promotes respect, inclusivity, and fairness the Centre has adopted a Code of Conduct, to uphold respectful and inclusive behaviour regarding protected characteristics in meetings (physical…

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