Animal health

We represent manufacturers of veterinary medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s animal health industry turns over approximately $NZ367 million a year at a wholesale level. The bulk of this spending helps farmers and growers produce excellent food, fibre, and other primary products, and keep pets healthy.

We seek to foster a greater understanding of animal health matters and promote a predictable, science-based regulatory environment that allows industry to supply innovative and quality veterinary medicines, vaccines and other animal health products into a competitive market.

These products contribute to a healthy and safe food supply as well as a high standard of health and welfare for animals and people.

Four trends for the next five years

Animal health has undergone a transformative change in the 21st century. Animals are receiving better care, medicines are becoming more targeted, and diseases have even been eradicated.

There are four trends that will drive animal agriculture and pet care in the coming years.

Responsible use of antibiotics

This animation promotes the responsible use of antibiotics in both animal and human health as the greatest way to ‘future proof’ them for next generations: