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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.

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 supported accommodation
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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
The European Commission in Brussels has published its proposed package for revised legislation for veterinary medicines and medicated feed.

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 veterinary medicines
NOAH has produced a briefing paper on antimicrobials in veterinary medicines, to help Members of Parliament and Peers remain well-informed about this important topic.

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,” he said.

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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 resistance
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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
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2013/14 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. Click here to view the statement......
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Exciting 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 increases
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.
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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 site.

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.
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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 promotion
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.
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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.
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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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Information at 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 future.

Both films are available on the The UK NOAH YouTube channel.

Code of Practice 25th edition now published
The latest, 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 2015
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 pages!

To take advantage of our offer please complete the order form, or alternatively visit our 'Books' page to place your order.

NOAH 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 have.

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 YouTube channel.
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