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
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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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
Annual Report - now available
The 2014 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for
Animal Medicines can be ordered 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
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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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.
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
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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and Vacancies in the Animal Health Industry
to time, this website publishes details of jobs and vacancies in the animal
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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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