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...
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
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
In August 2019, HealthforAnimals published the ‘Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics’, which included 25 actions the Animal Health sector committed to completing by 2025 to help address AMR and improve responsible use. This Progress Report outlines the Animal Health sector’s success and work to-date on our Roadmap Commitments.Read more
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...Read more
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 separate...
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...Read more
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...
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...