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Veterinarians fear for pets’ health after one in four owners admit to missing appointments during pandemic

05/11/2020

November 5, 2020, BRUSSELS – Veterinarians have warned of a resurgence of preventable diseases among domestic animals after one in four pet owners said they had delayed or missed appointments because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   More than one in 10 cats and dogs had missed routine treatment or care, such as primary vaccines, as a result, according to a poll of more than 3,200 owners across four countries.   The survey, commissioned by the global animal health association HealthforAnimals in partnership with leading animal health...

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HealthforAnimals Statement on COVID-19

19/06/2020

(BRUSSELS, 19 March, 2020) – HealthforAnimals and its Members, representing approximately 90% of the global market for veterinary medicines, recognize the unprecedented challenge COVID-19 poses to the health of our world and the flow of goods across borders. Ensuring a stable supply of safe, nutritious food and protecting the pets sharing our homes during this crisis is vital. Veterinary medicines and required tools for livestock production, such as animal identification products, are necessary to achieving this goal. HealthforAnimals and...

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Global Animal Health Association, HealthforAnimals, Appoints Dr. Marc Prikazsky as New President

11/03/2020

March 11, 2020, BRUSSELS – Marc Prikazsky, Chariman and CEO of Ceva Santé Animale, was selected to serve as President of HealthforAnimals, the global animal health association, in London last month. HealthforAnimals’ Members represent approximately 90% of global market for veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics and other animal health products worldwide.  Marc was selected by his fellow CEOs on the Board of Directors to lead the Association as President. He takes over the position from Richard DeLuca, Executive Vice...

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Animal health Sector Pledges $10 Billion Towards Reducing Need for Antibiotics to Tackle Resistance

18/11/2019

November 18, 2019, BRUSSELS – Several of the world’s biggest producers of animal medicines have made a multi-billion dollar pledge towards research and development that can help reduce the need for antibiotics for animals by 2025. The $10 billion investment from the 10 members of HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, will help support the development of vaccines and other measures that can better protect animals from disease.  The investment was made alongside 24 other commitments, which included training...

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Animal health and welfare at risk worldwide from low uptake of vaccination, finds new report

23/09/2019

September 23, 2019, BRUSSELS – Pets and livestock worldwide are unnecessarily suffering preventable diseases because of a slew of barriers holding back widespread vaccination, according to a new report.

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East African countries register first veterinary product under new Mutual Recognition Procedures

01/10/2018

Arusha, 1st October 2018 - The first licences for a veterinary vaccine submitted for registration under the East African Community’s Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) have been issued.  Obtaining approval to place veterinary medicines on the market requires a marketing authorisation (licence) from the National Regulatory Authority in each country where the product is to be sold. Until now, this involved applying for a licence separately in each country. The East African Community’s (EAC’s) MRP system overcomes this lengthy,...

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Statement on WHO Antibiotics Guidelines

10/11/2017

On 7 November, the World Health Organization released its ‘Guidelines on Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals.’ HealthforAnimals has issued a response outlining concerns and a suggested path forward for this document.



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Animal Health industry calls for greater collaboration between national governments

21/11/2016

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. In front of representatives from two dozen countries, HealthforAnimals encouraged regulators and policymakers to build stronger regional cooperation networks that can streamline regulatory systems and improve the availability of animal medicines. The 5th Global Animal Health Conference...

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What could be the next global pandemic?

06/07/2016

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] While this is a hopeful development, animal medicines leading to benefits for human health is not a new phenomenon, nor is the potential risk from diseases which pass...

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Press release: Global survey reveals common barriers to animal health around the world

28/06/2016

The results from a global survey commissioned by HealthforAnimals has revealed the most common regulatory barriers shared by animal health markets worldwide. The focus of the survey centered on animal health and veterinary products, including: pharmaceuticals, in-feed medicinals, biologicals and pesticide-based products. Shared Barriers: Commenting on the survey’s findings, Executive Director for HealthforAnimals, Mr Carel du Marchie Sarvaas stated: “Progress has been made within the industry and, as seen with Canada’s example where...

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