So what does ‘Together, beyond animal health’ really mean? For us, it’s a three-fold commitment to help:
- Feeding a growing population
The world’s not getting any smaller, so ensuring people get good, safe food is vital. Right now, we don’t all have access to sufficient animal protein. So sustainable, intensive agriculture will only become more important if we’re going to be able to feed nine billion people by 2050. That’s why we’re partnering with the producers of animal protein to find more efficient ways of rearing that also minimize animal stress.
- Preventing zoonosis
As we all become more mobile, the potential for serious pandemics rises – which is why we’re dedicated to combating zoonoses that carry the threat. Our products and services, both existing and the ones we’re yet to invent, will help public health authorities to protect the health of humans and animals.
- Nurturing at home
The more urbanized we become; the more important animals are in our lives. Their companionship offers immeasurable comfort and emotional support –and real benefits for our health and wellbeing. As our cities grow, so will the role of veterinarians in educating people how to live in harmony with their pets.
It is a big vision. We know we can’t achieve it alone. So we extend our challenge to the world at large – because only by working with other health professionals will we meet the future demands of world health.