Has your pet got what it takes to be a calendar star?
If you’ve got a pet that’s a picture of health and can strike a pose, NOAH
has just the competition for you. As part of its mission to celebrate
healthy, happy pets and through the
Information website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet
healthcare, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is looking for the
stars of its next #iheartmypet healthcare calendar.
Anyone can enter by simply uploading a photo of their pet to
http://www.pethealthinfo.org.uk/picture-of-health (terms and
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NOAH welcomes release of Commission’s proposals
package for revised legislation for veterinary medicines and medicated feed
European Commission in Brussels has published its
proposed package for revised legislation for veterinary medicines and
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) welcomes its publication. It
fully supports the Commission’s aim of improving the availability of
veterinary medicines throughout Europe.
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NOAH produces briefing paper on antimicrobials in
NOAH has produced a
briefing paper on antimicrobials in veterinary medicines, to help
Members of Parliament and Peers remain well-informed about this important
NOAH chief executive Phil Sketchley said: “NOAH welcomed the opportunity to
attend the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics meeting on animal
use and selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which was held at
Portcullis House in June.
“During the discussion that followed the presentations, a number of issues
were discussed regarding the authorisation and use of antimicrobials in
veterinary medicine. In the limited time that was available, it was not
possible for a full and in depth discussion to take place.
“We have produced this paper to help give further background on this topic,”
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NOAH has also issued a press release in response to the publication of the
Select Committee on Science and Technology's report on antimicrobial
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier is nation's smiliest pet!
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Harvey, from Horley in Surrey, has been crowned
the country’s smiliest pet. The happy staffy beat off competition from over
200 other dogs, cats, parrots and even a pet sheep following a nationwide
search to find the pet with the winning smile.
The competition is part of NOAH's ‘I heart my pet’ campaign – designed to
celebrate the love pet owners feel for their animals and through the
www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website, to encourage them to think about the
health of their pets and to seek independent, expert animal healthcare
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NOAH office to claim your free 'I heart my pet' window sticker!
your fingertips, standing up for animal health, regulating the
industry....NOAH videos highlight the varied role of the organisation
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has produced two new videos
talking about the many and varied roles it plays.
One video is targeted at people outside the animal health industry who are
interested in the use of medicines on pets and livestock. The second video
is aimed at NOAH’s own member companies and outlines some of the successful
initiatives with which NOAH has been involved and will be working on in
Both films are available on the
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Thanks to the generosity of guests at the NOAH Dinner in May, and to the
companies that donated prizes, £3275 was raised in a raffle for NOAH's 2014
charity SPANA - the charity
for the working animals of the world.
NOAH statement on canine vaccination
Member companies of NOAH who market vaccines for companion animals have
received multiple queries from practitioners seeking clarification regarding
the messages within the recent publication from WSAVA, Vaccination
Guidelines for New Puppy Owners.
Click here to view the statement......
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appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the National Office of Animal
NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over
from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11th 2014.
Phil will be leaving NOAH after 13 years in the post to take planned
early retirement from a full time role in animal health, and looks forward
to handing over the role to Dawn over the next few months.
“On behalf of the NOAH Board and members I cannot thank Phil enough for the
fantastic work he has done to represent and advise us during a period of
great change. He has built a professional association which is both
respected and admired by its members and other organisations” said David
Ellerton, NOAH Chairman.
“I would also like to welcome Dawn to NOAH and I am very much looking
forward to working with her in the coming years to address the new
challenges facing our industry”.
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Joint statement from the National Office of Animal
Health (NOAH) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) on the use of
flukicides in dairy cattle
This document has been revised for 2014
for the up-to-date version.....
Sheep Health and Welfare Conference 2014
The 2014 Sheep Health and Welfare Conference, designed for people
running sheep enterprises of all sizes, large and small, takes place on
Wednesday 26th November at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone,
The Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) is made up of
industry stakeholders (including NOAH) and collaboratively addresses
relevant health and welfare issues; it is regularly used by Defra and AHVLA
to discuss proposed initiatives and programmes that potentially have an
impact at farm level.
To find out more or attend the event download a booking
www.shawgconference.org.uk or call the booking line (managed by NSA) on
awarded at NOAH annual dinner
The highest scoring candidates that gained the NOAH Certificate of
Animal Health (NCAH) during 2013 received prizes at the NOAH annual dinner
in London on 15 May.
left to right: Lisa O'Donnell (Novartis); Charlotte Hobby (Ceva); Gemma
Cairns (MSD); Richard Chew (Zoetis); Helen Walker (Vetoquinol)
First prize of £100 went to overall winner Lisa O’Donnell, Customer
Development Manager for Novartis.
Lisa O'Donnell receives her prize from new NOAH chairman David Ellerton
NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines
2014 - NOW HALF PRICE!
The NOAH Compendium gives full SPC's or data sheets for animal medicines
from 30 companies including withdrawal periods. It also includes easy
reference withdrawal period tables, and the legal background relating to
withdrawal periods and maximum residue limits. Products are easy to find
with a choice between alphabetical index, active ingredient index, list of
products by therapeutic indication and by species - look for the coloured
To take advantage of our offer please complete the
order form, or alternatively visit our 'Books' page to place your order.
films challenge myths on livestock medicine use
NOAH has released two films to help industry and consumers understand issues
surrounding the use of animal medicines in the food chain.
A film aimed at the food industry titled
“Animal Medicines in
Food Production – The Food Industry Perspective” has been produced to
help industry understand the levels of awareness and concerns that consumers
A second film,
“Animal Medicines in Food Production – Challenging the Myths” is aimed
at consumers and looks at some of the myths surrounding the use of animal
medicines in livestock production. Both films are available on the
The UK NOAH
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Annual Report - available here