Konvex helps animal owners and authorities to transport, care for and process killed / deceased animals that carry epizootic and notifiable diseases in a good and infection-proof manner.
A serious and contagious animal disease that can pose a threat to animals and human health is an epizootic disease. There is legislation on how these diseases should be handled in case of suspicion and how to act to minimize the spread of infection.
Epizootic diseases and other infectious animal diseases are subject to notification. This means that when a veterinarian, staff in autopsy or laboratory activities suspect, detect and ascertain a certain disease / infectious agent, this must be reported to the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the County Administrative Board.
Other actors, such as animal owners, also have a reporting obligation and should contact a veterinarian if the following are detected in the animals in their herd:
- increased mortality
- other signs of serious illness
- significantly reduced production for which the cause is unknown
If the veterinarian suspects epizootic disease, he is obliged to report this immediately.
Read more on the Swedish Board of Agriculture's website about "Infection control and animal health in Sweden" here.
Read also about "Obligation to report diseases and infectious agents" here.