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The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.

Does your pet have a Spring in their step?

  • NOAH is looking for pets making the most of the new season

  • Competition aims to highlight the importance of keeping your pet happy and healthy all year round

As part of its mission to celebrate healthy, happy pets and through the website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet healthcare, NOAH is launching a new competition to celebrate pets with a ‘Spring in their step’. The campaign is part of NOAH’s ‘Happy, Healthy Pets Project’, designed to build the biggest picture of the UK’s happy, healthy pets..
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For more information or to submit photos to the gallery, simply visit Entries uploaded by Monday 14th March, 2016 will be eligible to win a 125 voucher for pet supplies and treats (terms and conditions apply). Entrants must ensure they click the pink competition tick-box when uploading their photos.

Veterinary antibiotics - fact not fiction
NOAH would like to dispel the “myth and misunderstanding” surrounding regulation and use of antibiotics, following the publication in December 2015 of a Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, as part of the AMR Review chaired by Lord O’Neill.

“There appears to be confusion about current rules on antibiotic use in farming in the UK,” says NOAH’s Chief Executive Officer, Dawn Howard. “Whilst the issue of global antibiotic resistance is a real concern, the situation will not be helped by misinformation, especially when we are dealing with animal welfare,” she warns.
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NOAH Statement on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance declaration at the World Economic Forum in Davos
NOAH acknowledges the Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Economic Forum in Davos as another step in raising this important One Health topic on the global stage.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “It is important that there is collaboration between all those involved to reduce global antimicrobial resistance. We support the coming together of governments and industry to find ‘One Health’ solutions to beat the global problem of resistance.
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Animal medicines sector responds to Lord O’Neill on Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report.
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NOAH response to O’Neill Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture
NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) has welcomed the global approach in the Antimicrobials in Agriculture and the Environment document produced by the independent O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The review, chaired by Lord O’Neill, highlights that antibiotic resistance is a global challenge and not one that just exists in the UK or Europe, where antibiotics are subject to strict veterinary prescription rules.
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NCAH: 2016 dates and information about NOAH's qualification for sales representatives
The details about revisions to the NCAH award, and dates for 2016 training and examinations at Harper Adams University are now available 
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2016 NOAH Compendium now available!
Marking the unveiling of a special 30th anniversary NOAH logo, the 2016 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published and a free copy sent to each veterinary practice in the UK. This logo is the first in a series of special events to mark the association’s 30 years.
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NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines

26th edition comes into force 1 December 2015
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Understanding medicines – new NICE antibiotic guidelines support the importance of addressing misconceptions
The National Office of Animal Health supports the need for people to understand about antibiotics, so that they see the importance of using them properly.
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NOAH charity fundraising for Therapaws

Thanks to the attendees at the NOAH Dinner, NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard was able to present a cheque for 3865 to support the TheraPaws project, run by Mayhew Animal Home.

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 their owners.
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More NOAH films, including the video 'Challenging consumer myths' are available on the The UK NOAH YouTube channel.

MSD Animal Health found in breach of NOAH Code on promotion
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.
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