A case for increased private sector involvement in Ireland's national animal health services

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Title: A case for increased private sector involvement in Ireland's national animal health services
Authors: More, Simon John
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5735
Date: 2008
Abstract: Non-regulatory animal health issues, such as Johne's disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and mastitis will become increasing important, with ongoing globalisation of markets in animals and animal products. In response, Ireland may need to broaden the scope of its national animal health services. However, there have been concerns about the respective roles and responsibilities (both financial and otherwise) of government and industry in any such moves. This paper argues the case for increased private sector involvement in Ireland's national animal health services, based both on theoretical considerations and country case studies (the Netherlands and Australia). The Dutch and Australian case studies present examples of successful partnerships between government and industry, including systems and processes to address non-regulatory animal health issues. In each case, the roles and responsibilities of government are clear, as are the principles underpinning government involvement. Furthermore, the roles and responsibilities (financial and otherwise) of the Dutch and Australian industry are determined through enabling legislation, providing both legitimacy and accountability. There are constraints on the use of EU and national government funds to support non-regulatory animal health services in EU member states (such as Ireland and the Netherlands).
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Copyright (published version): 2008 the author(s)
Keywords: AnimalFundingHealthIndustryVeterinary
DOI: 10.1186/2046-0481-61-2-92
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Veterinary Medicine Research Collection
CVERA Research Collection

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