The primary objectives of the ECBHM are to advance health oriented bovine production management in the herd context in Europe and increase the competency of those who practice in this field by
- Establishing guidelines and standards of training for postgraduate education and experience prerequisite to become a specialist in the speciality of bovine health management
- Examining and authenticating veterinarians as specialists in bovine herd health management to serve the veterinary patient, its owner, the consumer of products originating from the bovine and the public in general, by providing expert care for cattle
- Encouraging research and other contributions to the science and practice of bovine herd health management including; animal husbandry, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and reproductive management, as they relate to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and control of diseases directly or indirectly affecting bovidae and the maintenance of healthy productive cattle herds. Bovine health management also includes, at the level of the animal, those aspects of bovine diseases and bovine derived pathogens that impact on quality and safety of bovine products and gives special consideration to herd health and production, production systems and targets and the management of cattle populations
- Promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge.