21st century challenges in animal prevention, welfare and health

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21st century challenges in animal prevention, welfare and health

December 10, 2020

Boehringer Ingelheim

SPAIN – On Thursday, December 10, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health presented the Manifesto: 21st Century Challenges in Animal Prevention, Welfare and Health. An analysis paper, available in digital and printed format, which collects the main issues to be addressed in the prevention, welfare and health of animals to ensure global health in the world. In addition, the initiative aims to encourage debate on the One Health approach.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health presents “Manifesto: 21st century challenges in animal prevention, welfare and health

According to Elena Gratacós, CEO of Boehringer Animal Health Spain, “our company’s commitment is to animals and veterinarians, both in clinics and farms, and to pet owners and society in general. In this sense, we want to contribute decisively to innovation and advancement in solving the challenges we face as a society in terms of animal and human health ”.

The manifesto is the result of an in-depth analysis performed at a time of great relevance, marked by the health crisis caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The paper was prepared by a group of renowned specialists consisting of Cristina Muñoz Madero, Joaquim Segalés Coma, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez, Luis Ortega Mora, Luis Miguel Cebrián Yagüe and Pol Llonch Obiols.

Likewise, the manifesto had the collaboration as a prologue of an internationally renowned expert in the field of the One Health concept: the doctor Jonna AK Mazet.

The aim of this initiative is to serve as a basis for launching initiatives, measures and commitments for improvement at the institutional and administrative level “which contribute to animals and humans living in a healthier world in this 21st century”, with the conviction that only – a single health perspective will make it possible to move “towards advanced and preventive global healthcare”.

The publication is structured in six sections in which the most pressing challenges related to the collaboration between veterinarians and doctors for the prevention of zoonoses, surveillance systems for early detection of diseases, vaccination and immunology, animal welfare are developed. the rational use of antibiotics and the key role of the veterinarian in developing the One Health approach in public health policies.

See the manifesto at: boehringer-ingelheim.es/animal-health

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