National Office of Animal Health
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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.

Has your pet got what it takes to be a calendar star?

If you’ve got a pet that’s a picture of health and can strike a pose, NOAH has just the competition for you. As part of its mission to celebrate healthy, happy pets and through the Pet Health Information website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet healthcare, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is looking for the stars of its next #iheartmypet healthcare calendar.

Anyone can enter by simply uploading a photo of their pet to (terms and conditions apply).
Click here for more details.....

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.
Click here to view NOAH's press release.....

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.

Click here to view the briefing paper......
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
Click here to view the press release.....

Harvey the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is nation's smiliest pet!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Harvey, from Horley in Surrey, has been crowned the country’s smiliest pet. The happy staffy beat off competition from over 200 other dogs, cats, parrots and even a pet sheep following a nationwide search to find the pet with the winning smile.

The competition is part of NOAH's ‘I heart my pet’ campaign – designed to celebrate the love pet owners feel for their animals and through the website, to encourage them to think about the health of their pets and to seek independent, expert animal healthcare advice.

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Contact the NOAH office to claim your free 'I heart my pet' window sticker!
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.

Thanks to the generosity of guests at the NOAH Dinner in May, and to the companies that donated prizes, 3275 was raised in a raffle for NOAH's 2014 charity SPANA - the charity for the working animals of the world.



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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Dawn Howard appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH)
The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11th 2014.

 Phil will be leaving NOAH after 13 years in the post to take planned early retirement from a full time role in animal health, and looks forward to handing over the role to Dawn over the next few months.

“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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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
Click here for the up-to-date version.....
Sheep Health and Welfare Conference 2014
 The 2014 Sheep Health and Welfare Conference, designed for people running sheep enterprises of all sizes, large and small, takes place on Wednesday 26th November at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire.

The Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) is made up of industry stakeholders (including NOAH) and collaboratively addresses relevant health and welfare issues; it is regularly used by Defra and AHVLA to discuss proposed initiatives and programmes that potentially have an impact at farm level.

To find out more or attend the event download a booking form at or call the booking line (managed by NSA) on 01684 892661.

NCAH prizes 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
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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 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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2013/14 Annual Report - available here


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