• Guidelines for applications of GS1 markings to animal health products


    Updated in 2020, this guideline was developed as a requirement, so that, when and where product identification is required, there will be consistency in the use of a data structure worldwide. This guideline specifies the use of GS1 application identifiers (AI’s) within a Data Matrix symbology for encoding the data. As appropriate, this document is based on the General GS1 Specifications. HealthforAnimals has agreed on a unique worldwide identification principle for Animal Health products...

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  • Vaccination Myths


    Filling the void between vaccination fact and fiction

    Vaccination has resulted in human survival rates rising dramatically in the 20th century, surpassed in impact only by the increased availability of clean drinking water.
    Read more about this and other myth-busting facts about vaccination for animals in this Vaccination Myths paper.
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  • Animal Health industry calls for greater collaboration between national governments


    Thursday 17 November 2016. HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, called for greater cooperation between national governments to improve market access for veterinary medicines at the 5th Global Animal Health Conference in Delhi, India.

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  • HealthforAnimals News - issue nr. 6 - September 2016

    The latest news from the global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals: Read more
  • Global Vision for Regulation of Veterinary Medicines


    HealthforAnimals promotes a 2025 Vision for Regulation of Veterinary Medicines across the world.

    The vision sees efficient regulatory systems that result in harmonised, science-based decisions in predictable time frames, resulting in the wide availability of safe and effective veterinary medicines.

    This paper sets out a ten point plan supporting the vision.

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  • What could be the next global pandemic?


    As a new Zika vaccine gives hope for 2016 Olympics, Experts warn of a host of other diseases that could entering a league of their own

    World Zoonoses Day: The threat of the Zika virus has loomed large in the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games, with 40 affected territories and countries in the Americas confirmed since the outbreak began in 2015. Host country Brazil has seen 1,616 cases alone.[i] But last week, news broke of an experimental animal vaccine which could offer protection for the human population.[ii]

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  • Antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in agriculture


    Private Sector Mechanism Position Paper

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public and animal health issue that needs careful stewardship. Together with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the FAO has actively participated in the development of the WHO Global AMR Action Plan. This plan provides a holistic approach to combating AMR. Read more
  • Press release: Global survey reveals common barriers to animal health around the world


    The results from a global survey commissioned by HealthforAnimals has revealed the most common regulatory barriers shared by animal health markets worldwide.

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  • Global Benchmarking Survey 2015 Report


    Since 1996 HealthforAnimals has been reviewing and benchmarking the status of the different regional regulatory frameworks for veterinary medicines, the impacts these have on the industry, and the practices and impacts of the regulatory processes.

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  • Essentials of veterinary pharmacovigilance

    This document explains the essential elements of a basic pharmacovigilance system for monitoring the safety of veterinary medicinal products in the marketplace.