Since the United Nations issued their ‘Political Declaration on AMR’ in 2016, countries across the globe have implemented national action plans to address the threat of resistance. As developers of medicines, the Animal Health sector recognizes that it must be part of the solution and has been at the forefront of these efforts. The sector has set measurable targets for increasing prevention, worked with governments to implement responsible use strategies, and strengthened global cooperation.
Six years on from the United Nations Political...
In summer 2022, the FAIRR initiative contacted six HealthforAnimals members as part of their ongoing formal 'engagement' with the animal health sector.
Recognizing that antimicrobial resistance is a 'pre-competitive' issue where our sector must collaboratively and support clear action, Members have provided a collective answer through HealthforAnimals.
These answers can be downloaded at the below link so all stakeholders may view our Members perspectives and commitment to responsible use of animal medicines.
For all the gains in improving global health over recent decades, even the most advanced health systems were no match for COVID-19, reminding the world of the dangers of complacency when it comes to public health. COVID, alongside endemic zoonoses like rabies and food-borne illnesses like salmonella are not bound by borders, neither geographical nor biological. A disease threat anywhere is a threat to everyone everywhere.
Preventing the next pandemic requires a renewed commitment to the inextricable principles of One Health that unite us...
On June 28th, HealthforAnimals hosted the webinar, Big Data in Animal Health, to explore the burgeoning digital revolution in veterinary care. The session explored the basics, benefits and barriers of the technologies and featured experts in the field including: Materials from the event can be accessed here:Read more
Visit HealthforAnimals’ microsite that analyzes trends pet health, pet populations, veterinary care and more. The site offers answers key questions such as: how many pets are there worldwide? Why are pets living longer? How many veterinarians are available? Is there a growing anti-vaccination movement? The site is supported by hundreds of documented references and informed by interviews with leaders across the pet sector.Read more
This document outlines how the Animal Health sector is positioned to be a leading force for positive change in the coming years. Improved animal health can help us keep pace with the needs of a growing pet population, meet rising global demand for safe nutritious animal protein, reduce emissions, mitigate the threat of zoonoses and future pandemics, and improve the livelihoods of the 1.3 billion people who rely upon livestock.Read more
HealthforAnimals is the voice of the animal health industry and an advocate for the fundamental role of healthy animals in improving global wellbeing, sustainability and prosperity.
HealthforAnimals represents developers and manufacturers of animal health products, including vaccines, diagnostics, parasiticides, antibiotics, digital technologies, and other tools that the health and well-being of animals.
We believe health for animals improves health for all. It’s why HealthforAnimals provides a common platform for our Membership to...
The speed of both the development and application of digital technologies in animal health is increasing exponentially. While it took 150 years for dairy farming to shift from hand milking to mechanised milking, the last three decades alone have seen the introduction of milking robots, wearable sensors and heat detectors to identify the optimum window for cattle breeding. During these same decades, the global pet population has exploded in countries across the world. Across the United States and European Union, households in each region have...Read more
Each year, over $1.5 trillion in agri-food products is traded across countries and regions. This is double the mount in 1995 and, as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has stated, “global trade and well-functioning markets lie at the heart of development.”
Trade enables producers to provide the basic staples necessary for food and nutrition security and allows consumers to enjoy goods that were once limited to only certain parts of the globe. And this global agri-trade environment is built on a foundation of...
Animal health companies ahead of schedule in delivering on 25 target commitments to help address antibiotic resistance
First progress report finds the animal health sector developed 49 new vaccines and helped train 650,000 veterinarians as part of a plan to help reduce the need for antibiotics.
Thursday, November 18, 2021, BRUSSELS – Animal health companies have invested billions in veterinary research and delivered 49 new vaccines in the past two years as part of an industry-wide strategy to help reduce the need for antibiotics, the latest progress report shows.
Developing 100 new vaccines by 2025 was one of 25 commitments made by the world’s largest...