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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.

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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Dogs Bubb and Ching from Cornwall named Britain's most playful pets!

After searching for Britain’s most playful pets as part of its ‘I Heart My Pet’ campaign, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is pleased to announce they’ve found them in Bubb and Ching, two Hungarian Vizslas from Cornwall. The winners were selected from over 430 entries by a panel of judges which included the Mayhew Animal Home and Dr Samantha Gaines, Head of Companion Animals Department (CAD), RSPCA. 
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NOAH video highlights importance of our pets

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has produced a new video highlighting the importance of pets in supporting the wellbeing of their owners.

The health benefits of having a pet are well proven and the subject is a central theme in NOAH’s 2015 animal health manifesto.
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More NOAH films, including the video 'Challenging consumer myths' are available on the The UK NOAH YouTube channel.

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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TheraPaws named NOAH's charity for 2015
TheraPaws is a community initiative run by The Mayhew Animal Home. It serves two very important roles, first helping people by encouraging social interaction and promoting emotional and physical wellbeing, and second helping animals. The more people who see animals contributing in a positive way the more they will stand up for them, adopt them and ensure they are healthy and well looked after.

....TheraPaws were also one of the guests at an event co-ordinated by NOAH at the House of Lords on 20 January, which celebrated the way in which pets bring support and joy to the lives of older people.  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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Two NOAH awards made at the NOAH Annual Dinner...

Former NOAH Chairman George Gunn is made a NOAH Honorary Member (pictured receiving his award from NOAH Chief Executive Dawn Howard)

Phil Sketchley, NOAH's previous Chief Executive (and now Chairman of AMTRA), receives a NOAH Special Award from Chief Executive Dawn Howard

......and a special AMTRA award

Chris Taylor of Virbac receives a special award in respect of services to AMTRA from Phil Sketchley, Chairman of AMTRA

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 compendium summer special offer......22.50 while stocks last!

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NOAH Annual Report 2014-15 is here!

Catherine Sayer elected as NOAH Chair for 2015

Catherine (Cat) Sayer, Director of Forum Animal Health (pictured making her inaugural speech at the NOAH Annual Dinner), has been elected as Chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2015
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NCAH top students rewarded at NOAH Annual Dinner

l to r: Thomas Sample; Rowena Rogers; Manjinder Singh Phagurey; Thomas Sutton; Sarah Ward; Emma Wormington

The highest scoring candidates that gained the NOAH Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH) during 2014 received prizes at the NOAH annual dinner in London on 21 May.

First prize of 100 went to overall winner Rowena Rogers, Equine Territory Manager for MSD Animal Health. She gained her qualification in the July 2014 examination..
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Preventing pneumonia in calves scoops top writing prize

First prize in the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ NOAH Writer/Broadcaster of the Year 2014 award went to Rachel Queenborough, (pictured above, receiving her award from NOAH Chair Cat Sayer) whose article on strategies to prevent pneumonia in calves, published in the XLVets Livestock Matters newsletter, was recognised as a well-researched piece of technical writing.

Runner-up was Rachael Porter, editor of Cow Management magazine, for her article on hoof trimming and the “dos and don’ts” of preventing and tackling lameness.
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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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