Importance of Animals
We share our world with billions of animals. Many of them are raised on farms while others share our home as pets. They support economies, improve diets, provide companionship and more.
Explore the pages to the right and learn why our world relies on healthy animals.
Our planet is rapidly changing. The population is growing; more people are joining the middle class. All of them deserve good nutrition and health.
Explore the pages to the right and see how veterinarians working alongside farmers, researchers, and others can help us meet this challenge.
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Read our Antibiotics Commitment to see how we support responsible use, or view the Antibiotics FAQ to learn exactly how these medicines are used.
Visit the Story of Animal Health or Animal Health Matters to discover the value of health across the globe.
Learn how we're supporting the SDGs in our Sustainability Actions Report or discover the value of animal health in 'Achieving the SDGs'
Discover what is on the horizon for veterinary care in our Innovation Report.
Find out how we have committed to help reduce the need for antibiotics in animals.
To better understand the links between animal health and food safety, what is an ADI and how an MRL is established, read the IFAH brochure “Veterinary medicines and Food Safety”.