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
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Benefits of pets to older people celebrated at House
of Lords – changes are needed to ensure this relationship can thrive
Professor the Lord Trees with PAT dog Leo
The way in which pets bring support and joy to the lives of older people was
celebrated at NOAH's Pet Event on 20
January, at the House of Lords. But the event also highlighted some changes
and improvements needed to allow this relationship to thrive, to the benefit
of society as a whole. 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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Prof the Lord Trees, Stephen Dawson AMTRA, Baroness Howarth and Baroness
d'Souza with Medical Detection Dog Magic
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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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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.....
Annual Report - available here
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.
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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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Shopper confusion about animal medicines in livestock
In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment
around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the
National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) suggests that shoppers are more
confused than ever about animal medicines and how they are used to protect
the health and welfare of animals on farms.
NOAH sets out to create the biggest ever picture of UK
pet health as part of ‘I Heart My Pet’ 2015 campaign
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is set to
launch a brand new campaign aimed at creating the UK’s biggest ever picture
of pet health. The ‘Happy Healthy Pets Project’ is part of NOAH’s ongoing I
Heart My Pet campaign and appears on NOAH’s
The ‘Happy Healthy Pets Project’ is built around an
interactive online gallery, where owners and vet and pet professionals can
upload their own photos of happy healthy pets and where visitors will be
able to search for images and independent healthcare advice on the
particular pet species they are most interested in as the content grows. The
aim of the campaign is to inspire owners across the country to prioritise
pet healthcare, and to seek independent, expert advice on the subject.
Follow @IheartmypetUK on Twitter and like the IHeartmyPetUK Facebook page
to keep up-to-date!
MSD Animal Health found in breach of NOAH Code on
At its meeting on 12 December 2014, the NOAH Code of Practice Committee,
chaired by Mr Guy Tritton, heard one case. MSD Animal Health was found to be
in breach of the item under complaint.
Roxane Feller joins IFAH-Europe as Managing Director
NOAH is pleased to welcome the appointment of Roxane Feller as its European
federation's new MD.
for IFAH-Europe's press release......
NOAH chairman, David Ellerton, welcomes
Dawn Howard as
new Chief Executive Officer
Dawn joined NOAH on 11th November 2014, taking over from Phil Sketchley who
retired after 13 years in the post.
“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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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
The UK NOAH
Code of Practice 25th edition
25th edition version of the NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of
Animal Medicines is now available and comes into force on 1 December 2014.
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2015 Edition Now Available...
NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines
The NOAH Compendium gives full SPC's or data sheets for animal medicines
from 34 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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