Vet Week - Tag-O-metre
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With Tag-O-metre, your mission is to ensure our animals are tagged, ensuring one of the most important things: traceability. Traceability is the ability to follow animals or food products throughout their lifecycle – using eartags, barcodes and even electronic chips.
Traceability helps to ensure food safety because our health and our animals’ health are linked - "Animals + Humans = One health".
The identification of animals is very important for veterinary purposes (especially to control infectious animal diseases) and there are also numerous additional benefits along the food chain – from farm management to product quality.
How are the animals identified in the EU?
The responsibility for proper identification of animals lies with its keeper. Bovine animals are identified individually with double eartags; one eartag can be an electronic one. Sheep and goats are also identified individually, as a general rule with electronic identifiers. This can be an electronic eartag, a ruminal bolus or, with certain limitations, an injectable transponder or an electronic mark on the pastern. Pigs are identified on a batch basis with eartags or tattoos. All keepers of bovine, porcine, ovine and caprine animals are obliged to report movements to and from their holdings to national databases.
Now it’s your turn to tag the most animals!
Directorate General for Health and Consumers - European Commission
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- Category: Games
- Released: 13 July 2010
- Version: 1
- Size: 9.9 MB
- Languages: English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
- Developer: Emakina Belgique
- © Directorate General for Health and Consumers - European Commission
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.