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Environment Health and Communities: Animal Health Sector Sustainability Actions Report

05/05/2021

The Animal Health sector is embracing the global push to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The Members of HealthforAnimals represent approximately 90% of the Animal Health sector. Our ten companies work in nearly every country around the globe, operate international supply chains, employ tens of thousands of people, and touch the lives of over a billion farmers and pet owners. Simply put – we have the networks, expertise and resources that can help advance the SDGs. Within this publication, you will find 60+ ways that HealthforAnimals Member...

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2020 Global Benchmarking Survey Overview Report

09/04/2021

The HealthforAnimals Global Benchmarking Survey is run every 5 years and has now grown to include 11 countries in the 2020 survey. The purpose is to examine the interactions between industry and regulatory systems for veterinary medicinal products, particularly the impact of regulations on the animal health industry’s ability to access markets, be innovative, continue to commercialise existing products and be competitive.  In total 60 companies took part in the GBS2020 survey, with 10 HealthforAnimals multinational companies (with...

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New Frontiers in Animal Care: The Innovations Shaping the Future

01/04/2021

Scientific advances and emerging technologies, from artificial intelligence to stem cell therapy and new generations of vaccines, have provided greater opportunities to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat animal illness more quickly, accurately and safely. Veterinary researchers and developers continue to break new ground in reducing disease spread and its impact. New Frontiers in Animal Care outlines these innovations across several areas: Download New Frontiers in Animal Care to understand these innovations, their benefits...

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The Value of Healthier Animals

04/11/2020

By 2030, our global population is expected to grow to 8.5 billion – nearly 1 billion more than live on our planet today. Sustainably providing for their health and livelihoods is paramount, but we face significant challenges. These challenges are why the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — our global “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030. The United Nations estimates the world is behind in achieving the SDGs and current efforts are “insufficient.” We must...

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Animal Medicines and the Environment: Principles and Practices

08/11/2019

Protecting our environment is essential for the long-term health of both people and animals. Many private and public actors are rightly paying more attention to the release of medicines into the environment. Managing emissions and limiting any potential environmental impacts will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on the environment – in particular Goals 6, 14 and 15: clean water and sanitation, life below water and on land. Animal health companies recognize that we have a fundamental role to play in environmental...

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How to Increase Animal Vaccination: 80 Recommendations to Overcome Existing Barriers

23/09/2019

How to Increase Animal Vaccination identifies the six major barriers which limit uptake of vaccines around the globe: economic, political, technical and scientific, regulatory, social and perception, and field use barriers.  The report then analyzes the underlying issues within each barrier (e.g. finances, trade, manufacturing, etc) and offers 80 clear, actionable recommendations to address them. The detailed, 50+ page report relies on dozens of citations and 20+ interviews with public and private sector experts to support the...

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Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics

01/08/2019

The best way to preserve antibiotics is reduce the need for use. Better protection against illness can decrease disease levels, reduce the need for antibiotics and preserve welfare. The Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics outlines a clear vision for achieving this goal, including greater public and private commitments to veterinary access, farmer training, AMR monitoring, vaccine development and more. The Roadmap also identifies 25 measurable actions our Members commit to achieving by 2025 to help reduce the need for antibiotics....

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New Report: Illegal Veterinary Medicines Impact and Effective Control

05/04/2018

Illegal veterinary medicines are a US$1-2 billion annual market. These counterfeit,  falsified and unregistered products harm animals and decrease food safety, while increasing the the risk of zoonotics and antimicrobial resistance.This report is the first-ever global assessment of illegal veterinary medicines, which comprehensively:

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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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