Facilities with farm animals must fulfil requirements in line with law no 55/2013 on animal welfare and law 38/2013 on livestock keeping and they are inspected regularly by MAST (The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority).
The blood collection is according to MAST requirements.
A veterinarian is responsible for the blood extraction. Veterinarians work according to applicable laws and regulations and veterinary ethics. The welfare of the animals is of the utmost importance.