Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
The Panel carries out risk assessments on animal health and welfare, with particular focus on food-producing animals, including both farmed and wild fish.
Outdoor housing and participation in sled dog races can be stressful for dogs, but there is not enough knowledge to assess the degree of risk for reduced animal welfare. That is the conclusion in a risk assessment from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
The Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) have requested the Norwegian Scientific committee for food safety (VKM) to assess the risks related to Chronic Wasting Disease in cervids in Norway.