NOAH Conference to focus on sustainability, innovation and the role of animal health

In the run up to COP 26, the 2021 NOAH Conference will look at sustainability, innovation and the role of animal health, as the UK recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace.

Taking place virtually, to enable maximum participation, the event will be held on October 7.

NOAH Chair, Caitrina Oakes, will welcome delegates and outline NOAH’s sustainability strategy; sessions will include:

Sustainability and Innovation in Livestock
The animal health industry plays a core role as part of the UK’s wider life sciences sector. Dr Lawrence Brown from CIEL will explore how we can ensure the potential for innovation is realised. This will help build resilience for the UK farming sector which enables more sustainable farming, better health and welfare for farm animals, as well as longer and healthier lives for our pets.

A regulatory framework for the future
The review of the UK Veterinary Medicines Regulations is an opportunity to benefit from science-led, pragmatic policies which will help to support a vibrant animal health sector in the UK on a global stage. A representative from the VMD will present its vision and update on progress.

Companion animals for good health and wellbeing: benefits of pets and rental campaign
Good health and wellbeing is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and we know that pets support this. But many responsible pet owners find it difficult to find suitable rental accommodation, to the detriment of their well-being and that of their pets. Jen Berezai, AdvoCATS, the author of the Heads for Tails report, will talk about what is needed to bring about change.

Sustainable food supply and the role of animal health
Preventing disease on farms reduces losses and helps produce food in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way, contributing to a green economic recovery and net zero by 2050 ambitions. Professor Jude Capper and Dr Grace O’Gorman will explain how proactive and preventative herd and flock health planning, including available vaccine tools, can play a major role in more sustainable farming.

To book your place at the NOAH Conference, click HERE.

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