Publications

Publications

  • African Swine Fever Declaration

    03/04/2020

    HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, and our Members recognize that African swine fever (ASF) is an unprecedented crisis that threatens animal welfare along with the food security and livelihoods of people around the globe.   Our African Swine Fever Declaration outlines the ASF challenge and a vision for better control while we work towards a vaccine. This includes increasing biosecurity, timely outbreak reporting, leveraging trade measures like compartmentalization, and...

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  • Feuille de route pour reduire le besoin d'antibiotiques

    23/03/2020

    Les antibiotiques constituent la pierre angulaire de la médecine moderne et de la santé publique.   Les antibiotiques sont le seul moyen de soigner une maladie bactérienne. Il n’existe à l’heure actuelle aucune autre solution.   Nous pouvons cependant tirer parti de toute la gamme des outils de santé animale pour réduire le besoin d'antibiotiques.   Ensemble, ces outils peuvent améliorer la prévention, la détection et le traitement des maladies animales.   Notre feuille de route pour réduire le besoin...

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  • Hoja de ruta para reducir la necesidad de uso de los antibioticos

    23/03/2020

    Los antibióticos son la piedra angular de la salud pública y medicina moderna. Los antibióticos son la única forma de tratar las enfermedades bacterianas. Actualmente no existen alternativas. Sin embargo, podemos aprovechar toda la gama de herramientas en sanidad animal para reducir la necesidad del uso de antibióticos. Estas herramientas juntas pueden mejorar la prevención, detección y tratamiento de las enfermedades animales. Nuestra Hoja de ruta para reducir la necesidad del uso de...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • HealthforAnimals Statement on Article 118 of the new EU Veterinary Medicines Legislation

    14/12/2018

    In November 2018, the European Union (EU) passed new veterinary medicines legislation. Article 118 states that prohibitions, restrictions and use limitations for antimicrobials in the EU could also apply to livestock farmers in other countries exporting to the EU. HealthforAnimals has issued the following statement outlining questions and concerns about implementation.

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  • Response to OIE 'We Need you to Handle Antimicrobials with Care' Campaign

    10/12/2018

    We support OIE’s “We Need You” communications campaign - it is a well-thought out, targeted and action-oriented effort. Within the initiative, OIE makes seven recommendations for the ‘pharmaceutical sector.’ HealthforAnimals reviewed OIE’s recommendations. All seven are valuable ways in which we can promote responsible use. This document sets out the actions we are undertaking to fulfill each recommendation.

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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:

    • Defines illegal veterinary medicines,
    • Outlines illegal veterinary medicines market size,
    • Identifies risks to animals, veterinarians, people and businesses,
    • Describes
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  • Animal Health Sector Commitments and Actions on Antibiotic Use

    04/10/2017

    Antibiotics are key to treating infections in humans and animals - there are no alternatives to treating life-threatening bacterial infections. The world has recognized that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a challenge that costs lives. Our vision is a world where veterinary antibiotics are used responsibly to protect and treat animals, and where they maintain their value as a therapeutic tool. An equally important challenge is maintaining and increasing food safety and security. To address...

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