Supporting animal & human well-being
Our solutions offer reliability and value by keeping animals healthy and supporting the well-being of both animals and people.
Sustainability issues are an increasing concern in all areas of life; sustainable food production, to meet the growing demands of the world’s rapidly increasing population is a particularly pressing need, linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), around three-quarters of the extra food needed, will need to be found through innovation in agriculture. Improvements in animal health, including advances in reproductive techniques and disease prevention tools, have made a substantial contribution, supporting the livelihood of the farming community in both developed and developing countries. In Europe this means supporting more than 12 million farmers.
Promoting responsible use and consumption of animal medicines also contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals and the animal medicines industry in Europe is a strong advocate for awareness-raising around responsible use of all medicines in animals in order to maintain efficacy and both prevent and minimise adverse reactions.
Studies show that companionship of pets and assistance animals help lower the increasing pressure on social and healthcare services. A healthy pet - particularly a dog - can help keep their owners physically active and healthy, and older people having pets are reported to require fewer visits to the doctor.
Therapy animals are reported as having positive effects on people’s quality of life in nursing homes, hospitals, and care centres for the disabled by encouraging interaction and activity. Trained assistance dogs help physically impaired people (e.g. the disabled, blind and deaf) as well as autistic children to gain more freedom and independence. People with medical alert and assistance animals can avoid situations such as hypoglycaemic episodes where medical attention is needed, meaning less of a strain on A&E and ambulance services, which overall benefits public health systems.