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Veterinary medicine is intended to protect animal health and life, to protect animal health from infectious and other diseases, to protect animals from torture and suffering, and to ensure the welfare of animals. By implementing measures to prevent and combat these diseases and other measures in the veterinary sector, the safety of the population against zoonoses, alimentary infections and intoxications is ensured by preventing the transmission of these diseases from animals to humans. Systematic monitoring of health status and diseases of animals is provided and various measures are implemented to prevent the introduction and spread of animal diseases and zoonoses.