Giggsy the cat
from Derbyshire proves it’s all in the eyes as he scoops national pet
NOAH has named Giggsy the cat from Bolsover in Derbyshire one of Britain’s
happiest pets. The Ragdoll has been chosen from more than 150 entrants as
the winner of NOAH’s ‘The Eyes Have It’ competition, which sought to find
happy pets, with happy eyes, across the nation.
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Does your pet love to play? Find out about NOAH's latest photo
New NOAH video highlights importance of our pets
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has produced a
video highlighting the importance of pets in supporting the wellbeing of
The health benefits of having a pet are well proven and
the subject is a central theme in
animal health manifesto.
More NOAH films, including the video
'Challenging consumer myths' are available on the
The UK NOAH
NOAH manifesto calls for support for older people with
pets and “evidence-based decisions” on future legislation
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has released its animal health
manifesto ahead of the general election in just a few weeks’ time. With the
manifesto highlighting why the UK animal medicines industry is important to
society and the economy, candidates across the country will be asked for
their support in three areas, if elected:
- Contact MEP colleagues and write to the new Secretary
of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to voice support for new EU
regulations and changes that will increase availability of medicines for
animal health and welfare
- Ensure future decisions made by all governments are
based on robust scientific evidence and not myths about the use of animal
medicines in the food chain
- Support efforts to change the law so that 140,000 older
people every year are not forced to give up their pet when they enter
Future MPs support NOAH animal health manifesto......click
here for more
TheraPaws named NOAH's charity for 2015
TheraPaws is a community initiative run by The Mayhew Animal Home. It serves
two very important roles, first helping people by encouraging social
interaction and promoting emotional and physical wellbeing, and second
helping animals. The more people who see animals contributing in a positive
way the more they will stand up for them, adopt them and ensure they are
healthy and well looked after.
....TheraPaws were also one of the guests at an event co-ordinated by NOAH
at the House of Lords on 20 January, which celebrated the way in which pets
bring support and joy to the lives of older people. Hosted by veterinary surgeon peer Professor the Lord
Trees, the event provided an opportunity for charities and individuals to
tell their own stories about how animals help older people with their
physical and psychological needs – and bring so much joy and companionship.
Guests had an opportunity to meet some animals and their handlers and
trainers in order to gain an insight into their work.
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Two NOAH awards made at the
NOAH Annual Dinner...
Former NOAH Chairman George Gunn is made a NOAH Honorary Member (pictured
receiving his award from NOAH Chief Executive Dawn Howard)
Phil Sketchley, NOAH's previous Chief Executive (and now Chairman of
AMTRA), receives a NOAH Special Award from Chief Executive Dawn Howard
......and a special AMTRA award
Chris Taylor of Virbac receives a special award in respect of services to
AMTRA from Phil Sketchley, Chairman of AMTRA
opportunity for a Policy Assistant (or intern) with NOAH
An exciting development opportunity is available for a highly motivated
veterinary or animal science undergraduate/graduate to join a small team at
the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH). This post offers a varied and
interesting workload and the chance to develop key skills in a supportive
and stimulating environment. You will have the opportunity to use your
knowledge of animal health to communicate with NOAH members, external
stakeholders and policymakers.
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NOAH compendium summer special offer......£22.50
while stocks last!
Find out more and order on our 'books' page...
Report 2014-15 is here!
Catherine Sayer elected as NOAH Chair for 2015
Catherine (Cat) Sayer, Director of Forum Animal Health (pictured making
her inaugural speech at the NOAH Annual Dinner), has been elected as
Chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2015
NCAH top students rewarded at NOAH Annual Dinner
l to r: Thomas Sample; Rowena Rogers; Manjinder Singh Phagurey; Thomas
Sutton; Sarah Ward; Emma Wormington
The highest scoring candidates that gained the NOAH Certificate of Animal
Health (NCAH) during 2014 received prizes at the NOAH annual dinner in
London on 21 May.
First prize of £100 went to overall winner Rowena Rogers,
Equine Territory Manager for MSD Animal Health. She gained her qualification
in the July 2014 examination..
Find out more about the NCAH here......
Preventing pneumonia in calves scoops top writing
First prize in the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ NOAH
Writer/Broadcaster of the Year 2014 award went to Rachel Queenborough, (pictured
above, receiving her award from NOAH Chair Cat Sayer) whose article on
strategies to prevent pneumonia in calves, published in the XLVets Livestock
Matters newsletter, was recognised as a well-researched piece of technical
Runner-up was Rachael Porter, editor of Cow Management
magazine, for her article on hoof trimming and the “dos and don’ts” of
preventing and tackling lameness.
for IFAH-Europe's press release......
MSD Animal Health found in breach of NOAH Code on
At its meeting on 12 June 2015, the NOAH Code of Practice Committee,
chaired by Mr Guy Tritton, heard one case. MSD Animal Health was found to be
in breach of 6 of the 8 items under complaint; 3 by concession of the
Respondent and 3 by adjudication by the Committee.
Details now available.......