Publications

Publications

  • Guidelines for applications of GS1 markings to animal health products

    29/05/2020

    Updated in 2020, this guideline was developed as a requirement, so that, when and where product identification is required, there will be consistency in the use of a data structure worldwide. This guideline specifies the use of GS1 application identifiers (AI’s) within a Data Matrix symbology for encoding the data. As appropriate, this document is based on the General GS1 Specifications. HealthforAnimals has agreed on a unique worldwide identification principle for Animal Health products...

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  • Caring for Pets During COVID-19

    09/04/2020

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), there is no evidence that pets can transmit COVID-19. However, during this time of incredible uncertainty, pets still need veterinary care.   Should an animal fall ill with an infection, suffer an injury or need some other form of treatment, it may not be clear how to ensure they receive the care they need.   HealthforAnimals and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) have created a...

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  • COVID-19: How We Are Acting

    07/04/2020

    The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented public health crisis creating hardships for communities everywhere — the medical challenges, the isolation, the economic pressures, the strains on everyday goods and more. Our world is in a challenging place. We are heartened though to see people around the globe stepping up in response. Medical personnel saving lives, farms strengthening production to keep us fed, food retailers continuing to serve customers, and everyday people working...

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  • 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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