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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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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77% of owners believe their pet’s health is as or more important than their
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The image above is available as a free window sticker
- contact the
NOAH office to claim yours.
The Pet Health Information website
features a wealth of
information and advice to help owners and potential owners to make
informed decisions about their pets’ healthcare. With a wide range of topics
including information on buying a pet, health guides, travelling abroad with
your pet and first aid, the site features information on a range of species
from dogs through to fish
Edition 24 of the NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal
Medicines came into force on 1 October 2013
(24th) edition of the NOAH Code has now been
published. This edition incorporates a major re-write and restructuring
of the Code, so please note many of the Clause and Rule 'numbers' have been
As usual, the approved changes have been indicated by a vertical line in the
right hand margin of the new edition, and copies of both the
24th editions are available for comparison.
Joint press release: European Antibiotics Awareness
On 18 November was European Antibiotics Awareness Day - EAAD is a
Europe-wide public health initiative to raise awareness of antibiotic
resistance and the importance of responsible use of antibiotics.
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The UK's 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy
2013-18 has been published
NOAH supports a
joint statement (along with DEFRA, BVA, RCVS, NFU and RUMA) regarding
Protect our pets - love is not enough says NOAH
We love our pets
– but we don’t always show our love by taking care of our pets’ needs.
New figures on vaccination published by the PDSA back up research carried
out on behalf of the National Office of Animal Health – while the UK is full
of devoted pet lovers, half of us forget about one of the best ways we can
help our pet, vaccinating them against preventable infectious diseases.
That’s why NOAH has created a new infographic to raise awareness of the
importance of vaccinating pets against infectious diseases (and to
illustrate some of our weird and wonderful pet obsessions). Click on the
thumbnail to see the infographic.
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This is now available as a free poster - click
here for more details!
Antibiotics for Animals
Animals, just like humans, can suffer from disease. Healthy animals
mean healthy food. NOAH believes it would be a rejection of our responsibility towards the
production of healthy food to deny animals access to medicines which keep them healthy.
Animals need antibiotics too.
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National Pet Month: 1 April -
5 May 2014
- 25th anniversary is 'Celebrating our pets'
There's so much more to National Pet Month than a five
week campaign each year. We're here to educate pet owners all year round and
to help all UK pet charities raise money for their vital work. NOAH is proud
to be a trustee of National Pet Month.
There is still time to get involved this year! Find out
more on the
National Pet Month website, follow @NatPetMonthUK on Twitter or like the
National Pet Month Facebook page
National Pet Month is a charity registered number 1114880.
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee:
Phil Sketchley from NOAH was amongst the witnesses to the
House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on 29 January.
Follow the link to the UK Parliament site to view the session
NOAH publications - 2014 Compendium
The 2014 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for
Animal Medicines is now available.
Order your copy here.
(£1 from each copy sold will go to NOAH's 2013 charity, Riding for the
In these digital times, the book remains a welcome and essential information
source for busy vets in practice and other prescribers and users of animal
medicines. It is of course fully supported by the online edition at
2012/13 Annual Report
is still available to download, or hard copies can be requested free of charge from the NOAH
NOAH Compendium 2013 - sales raise funds for Medical
Dr Claire Guest from Medical Detection Dogs receives a cheque from NOAH
chief executive Phil Sketchley, watched by Sooty (aka NOAH)For more on
Medical Detection Dogs click here....
Joint statement from
the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and the Veterinary Medicines
Directorate (VMD) on the use of flukicides in dairy cattle...
Flukicides are anthelmintic veterinary medicines active against parasites
from the trematode class (which includes liver fluke).
The European Community, working with the European Medicines Agency has
recently reached a decision that will lead to changes to the Summary of
Product Characteristics (SPCs), Marketing Authorisations (MAs) and labels of
many medicines containing flukicides across the EU.
to read the NOAH/VMD joint statement on this, which includes a summary
of the different flukicides authorised for sale in the UK market and their
permitted use in dairy cattle.
and Vacancies in the Animal Health Industry
to time, this website publishes details of jobs and vacancies in the animal
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NOAH: a joint effort from all prescribers offers best
chance of reducing anthelmintic resistance spread
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) supports initiatives to
encourage the responsible prescribing and use of anthelmintics, in order to
keep them working effectively to prevent and treat parasitic infestations in
farm animals and horses.
NOAH considers a joint effort from all prescribers,
working with farmers and horse owners, offers the best chance of success in
helping to reduce the spread of resistance.
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Health found in breach of NOAH Code on Promotion
At its meeting on 5 October 2012, the NOAH Code of Practice Committee,
chaired by Mr Guy Tritton, heard one case. Novartis Animal Health was found
to be in breach of the item under complaint.
This related to the phrase or strapline ‘Zolvix – the
World’s most effective wormer’ in a promotion contained in the National
Sheep Association’s event ‘Scotsheep 2012’ on 6 June 2012. The Committee
unanimously took the view that the phrase constituted an all-embracing claim
and a superlative which could not be substantiated. Accordingly, the
Committee found the promotion in breach of Clause 5.2.
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