NOAH invests in “go-to source” to support prescribing decisions

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is working to ensure veterinary medicines information is more accessible and easy to use, according to the organisation’s chief executive, Dawn Howard.

Speaking today at a joint conference hosted by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), she said the aim was to support the “responsible use” of medicines in animals.

NOAH’s current investment in a data sheet compendium, covering over 2500 visits a day, is an essential tool which is already active in supporting responsible prescribing and use, she told conference delegates. She also said that the compendium, which is sent free of charge to every veterinary practice, had become a “go-to source to support prescribing decisions”.

“NOAH’s latest investment, designed to link the website information to a mobile app, will be launching shortly,” added Ms Howard (pictured above).

“This will give additional easy and fast access to up-to-date veterinary medicines information, making is easier, for example, to check dose rate and indications for use and helping with food chain compliance requirements regarding withdrawal periods.”

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