6 ways the EU can lead the way in protecting animal health

AnimalhealthEurope Manifesto - 2019-2024

Europe is the birthplace of modern veterinary medicine and is the home of the world’s leading animal health companies, supporting around 50,000 jobs across Europe. Representing an annual turnover of around €6 billion, Europe is the second largest animal medicines market in the world. We have high hopes for Europe and we have big ideas to contribute towards its future.

In our Manifesto we set out our vision for animal health, welfare and sustainability in the years ahead, and propose 6 ways the EU can lead the way in protecting animal health.

It is our objective, as an innovative industry, to keep the veterinarian’s toolbox well-stocked with a wide range of solutions, not only to treat animal disease, but to prevent illnesses, improve animal well-being and to keep Europe’s animals in optimal health. We work tirelessly to get our latest innovations to market, as rapidly as authorisation procedures allow. To ensure a healthy future for Europe’s animals, for Europe’s people and for our industry, we ask EU officials to ensure that each and every decision taken as regards the bringing to market of innovative animal health solutions is both science-based and risk-based. 

By protecting the health and welfare of more than a billion animals across Europe, the animal health industry:

  • improves the quality of life for animals and people
  • contributes to safe, affordable and sustainable food production
  • safeguards public health by preventing disease outbreaks in animals and protecting against diseases which are transferable from animals to people
  • enhances Europe’s preparedness against emerging diseases

When used responsibly, as recommended, animal medicines provide all these benefits. 

Why does this matter to us?

Because we want to play our part in keeping Europe healthy and safeguarding our food chain.
Because healthy animals mean healthy people and a healthier planet.
Because #AnimalHealthMatters.


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