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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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Letter to FAIRR

02/11/2020

HealthforAnimals thanks FAIRR for their recent questions regarding our Members and the animal health sector.  Our Members value the opportunity to answer these questions in order to provide detail on our sector’s perspective and actions on antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance and responsible use. The Animal Health sector believes in open, transparent dialogue on these topics as the best way to build productive conversations that can lead to collaborative solutions. Therefore, this letter has also been posted here on the...

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Open Letter on the Value of Agriculture

05/07/2020

HealthforAnimals is proud to join 65+ signatories — including producer groups, veterinary associations, research institutes, and individual academics around the globe — in signing this Open Letter on the Value of Animal Agriculture.



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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 production batches. Unique identification provides...

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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 compilation of tip tops to help keep pets fit and...

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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 together to protect their neighbors. This crisis...

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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 preparing regulatory systems for vaccine...

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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 d'antibiotiques permet de...

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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 antibióticos ofrece una visión clara para...

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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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