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Vaccination Myths

01/07/2017

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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HealthforAnimals News - issue nr. 6 - September 2016

29/09/2016

The latest news from the global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals: View online version

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Global Vision for Regulation of Veterinary Medicines

01/09/2016

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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HealthforAnimals News - issue nr. 5 - July 2016

04/07/2016

The latest news from the global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals: View online version

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Position paper: Antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in agriculture

04/07/2016

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.One of the more important features in the plan is the call to countries to develop and implement their own national plans, which many have already done. The plan states that individual countries are responsible for deciding how to meet...

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Global Benchmarking Survey 2015 Report

28/06/2016

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. The Global Benchmarking Survey (GBS) 2015 focuses on animal health and veterinary products in the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, in-feed medicinals, biologicals and pesticide-based products. It does not consider nutritional products, feed additives that are not regulated as therapeutics, or...

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Essentials of veterinary pharmacovigilance

01/06/2016

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

It also describes the importance of alignment with international standards to ensure that data can be shared, exchanged and pooled to enhance the power of the system and to make efficient use of resources.



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What the veterinary world does to fight antimicrobial resistance

08/05/2016

This document presents an overview of how the veterinary sector plays an active role in fighting anti-microbial resistance.

It does so in multiple ways including policy tools, veterinary and animal health practices and educational outreach. Antibiotics play a vital role in animal health and welfare. It is important to achieve the appropriate balance between protection of public health and the environment and the need to treat sick animals.



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