The health of pets affects people’s health and emotional well-being.

The health of pets affects people's health and emotional well-being.

zoetisTuesday, November 22, at the Madrid headquarters of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, a leading global animal health company (CEOE) her II Colloquium on ‘One Health’.

In this case, it was emphasized. pets, zoonoses and anthropozoonosesThe importance of prevention in healthcare and advances in vaccine registration for emerging diseases, its impact on physical and emotional well-being, its important role in assisted therapeutic interventions, and veterinarian in the current national health system.

Nearly 150 participants in the published session streaming Through YouTube, they had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the position of some of the key representatives involved, from ministries, research organizations and private companies, to veterinary clinicians and animal assisted response specialists.

They took part as speakers in the action. Sergio GarciaGeneral Director of Animal Rights and 2030 Agenda, Ministry of Social Rights; diego garciaZoetis Southern Europe Managing Director and Vice President; Israeli cross, director of the Department of International Health at the National School of Health (Carlos III Institute of Health); anyone Alfredo FernandezCorporate relations manager at IVC Evidensia.

They also attended mercedes mourinoDirector of Research and Emerging Diseases at Zoetis Manufacturing & Research Spain; begona morenza, Yaracán manager and IAA (animal assisted interventions) specialist; Y Delia SalenoPresident of the Spanish Veterinary Business Confederation (CEVE). Cristina RiveroCEOE Head of Industry, Energy, Environment and Climate Department, moderated.

During the meeting, the parties agreed on the benefits of moving towards inclusive health by avoiding distinctions between human, animal and environmental health; Pandemic created by Covid-19.

“More than 70% of human diseases in the last 40 years are zoonotic. When it comes to pets, borreliosis, rabies, or toxoplasmosis These are some of the most serious and well-known, hence the importance of veterinary prevention with vaccinations and periodic deworming. But beyond our physical health, living with pets has a decisive impact on our emotional health. “To take care of them, to their health and well-being, is therefore to take care of ourselves and try to give back to them, at least in part, their contribution to creating a better world for all.” diego garcia during the opening of the event.

In his own speech, Sergio GarciaAlthough it affects The number of companion animals is around 15 million In Spain, data from REIAC (Spanish Pet Identification Network) shows that only 11 million animals have been diagnosed, leaving the rest out of veterinary control.

you also mentioned high number of abandonment In Spain (300,000 per year), in most cases it’s about not being able to cope with their care. All these aspects lead to less attention to his health, according to him, and thus undermine the ‘One Health’ approach.

As a result, he noted, the administration has made a series of hikes. legal developments to unify criteria at national level, inter alia, in terms of health and animal protection.


    Sergio García Torres, Managing Director of Animal Rights


    Diego García, general manager of Zoetis Spain and vice president of Zoetis Southern Europe, is listening attentively to the event.


    Begoña Morenza, general manager of Yaracán and specialist in Animal Assisted Interventions


    Mercedes Mouriño, Director of Research and Emerging Diseases at Zoetis Manufacturing and Research Spain


    Israel Cruz, International Health Director of the National School of Health, Carlos III Institute of Health, speaking at the conference


    Delia Saleno, President of the Spanish Veterinary Business Confederation


during his speech, Israeli cross He stated that “the health of people, animals, plants and ecosystems is closely related”. “Global changes and the emergence of infectious diseases share common factors, which dealt with comprehensivelywith an approach that should mobilize multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at different levels of society”, .

in the same line, Alfredo Fernandez He discussed the fundamental role of the veterinary profession for the success of the “One Health” approach. “veterinarians -he was sure- they one of the best trained experts understand the obvious interrelationships between animal and human diseases and environmental impacts. Health risks change dynamically and pose a real challenge for the future of humanity. Factors such as the globalization of markets, the movement of people and animals, global warming or the climate crisis represent factors that further complicate the epidemiological risks we face.”

Same way, mercedes mourino revealed a related issue such as the recording. vaccines for emerging diseases. “At Zoetis, we care about the world and people by caring about the health and well-being of animals. We contribute to the ‘One Health’ concept by developing vaccines against zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19 (donated to zoos) or Lyme disease (in the USA and Canada). In addition, Zoetis, selected this year by the World Animal Health Organization as one of the suppliers of the rabies vaccine bank until 2025, thus contributes to achieving the target of 0 human deaths from infected dogs by 2030. anger,” he explained.


Another issue discussed in the colloquium is dog assisted interventionprofessionally transferring the benefits of animals to treatment, education and hospital settings. For begona morenza“Intervention programs with dogs succeed in increasing the effectiveness of the processes they interfere with, as various scientific studies have shown, and make those helped appear more accessible, motivated and stimulated around them” .

dogs show a close and intimate relationshipThey don’t judge, they don’t get upset, and they focus on the person, not their problem. In people who are in contact with dogs, there is a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels in the blood, endorphins and oxytocin are secreted.

Finally, Delia Saleno He addressed the scourge of abandonment, emphasizing the importance of harmonizing the animal breed with the lifestyle of their owners. There are studies confirming that. 50% of psychiatrists recommend having a pet to deal with depression, however, it is not taken into account that cooperation between the psychiatric service and the veterinarian is necessary, so that it is the veterinarian who ‘prescribes’ the most appropriate animal in each case. This is called ‘One Health’. It also had an impact on cities, transportation, tourism… not adapting very well to living with pets, even though society demands more and more each day.

Cristina Rivero After emphasizing the fundamental role of companies in the ‘One Health’ concept, the conference ended. CEOE’s working group focused on this area, acting as a transmitter with the relevant public administrations, inter alia, contributing and contributing its own perspective to enrich and define the legislative texts produced on the subject.

With its involvement in the CEOE and the organization of this event, Zoetis, among other things, its commitment to health promotion to understand business cooperation as an important avenue, in its broadest sense, with an inclusive and collaborative perspective that sees human, animal and environmental health as a single and inseparable whole. Encourage R&D+i and advancing the challenges we face in the short and medium term with regard to sustainability.

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