Zoetis, a leading global animal health company, today announced the II. advances in healthcare prevention and vaccination registries for emerging diseases, its impact on our physical and emotional well-being, its important role in adjunctive therapeutic interventions, and the importance of incorporating the veterinarian figure into the existing national health system.
Nearly 150 attendees of the session, which was also broadcast on YouTube, had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the position of some of the key representatives involved, from ministries to research organizations and private companies and veterinary clinic professionals. and experts in animal-assisted interventions.
Sergio García, director general of Animal Rights, Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030; Diego García, General Manager and Vice President of Zoetis Southern Europe; Israel Cruz, director of the Department of International Health at the National School of Health (Carlos III Institute of Health); Alfredo Fernández, corporate relations manager at IVC Evidensia; Mercedes Mouriño, Director of Research and Emerging Diseases at Zoetis Manufacturing & Research Spain; Begoña Morenza, director of Yaracán and expert at IAA (animal assisted interventions); and Delia Saleno, president of the Spanish Veterinary Business Confederation (CEVE). Cristina Rivero, Director of CEOE’s Industry, Energy, Environment and Climate, served as moderator.
At the meeting, the parties agreed on the benefits of moving towards inclusive health, avoiding distinctions between human, animal and environmental health; “More than 70 percent of human diseases in the last 40 years are zoonotic. When it comes to pets, borreliosis, rabies, or toxoplasmosis are some of the most serious and well-known, hence the importance of veterinary prevention with periodic vaccinations and deworming. But beyond our physical health, we deal with pets. “The way we live has a decisive impact on our emotional health. To care for them, for their health and well-being, is therefore to take care of ourselves and try to recoup, at least in part, for their contribution to creating a better world for all,” said Diego García. Activity.
In his speech, Sergio García emphasized that although the pet count in Spain is around 15 million, the REIAC (Spanish Pet Identification Network) data reflects that only 11 million have been identified. It’s out of vet control. You also mentioned the number of high school dropouts in our country (300,000 per year) related to the inability to cope with their care in many cases. In his view, all these aspects lead to less attention to his health and therefore undermine the One Health approach.
In conclusion, he noted that the administration has proposed, inter alia, a number of legislative developments to unify the criteria for the health and protection of animals at the national level.
Climate change and globalization catalysts of epidemiological risks
Israel Cruz said: “The health of people, animals, plants and ecosystems is closely related. Global changes and the emergence of infectious diseases share common factors, necessitating a comprehensive approach that must mobilize multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at different levels of society.”
Alfredo Fernández discussed the essential role of the veterinary profession for the success of the “One Health” approach. He assured that veterinarians are some of the best trained in understanding the obvious interrelationships between animal and human diseases and environmental impacts. Health risks change dynamically and pose a real challenge to the future of humanity. The globalization of markets, the movement of people and animals Factors such as global warming, global warming or the climate crisis represent factors that further complicate the epidemiological risks we face”.
Mercedes Mouriño disclosed a related issue, such as the registration of 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 US 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 the target of “0” human deaths caused by infected dogs by 2030. get angry”.
In AAI processes with dogs, humans lower their heart rate, blood pressure, and blood cortisol.
Assisted intervention with dogs professionally transfers the benefits of animals to therapeutic, educational and hospital settings. According to Begoña Morenza, “Intervention programs with dogs, as various scientific studies have shown, succeed in increasing the effectiveness of the processes they intervene and make the people helped make them more accessible, motivated and stimulated in their presence. Dogs show a close and intimate relationship, they do not judge, They don’t get upset and focus on the person, not their problem.Man in contact with dogs experiences a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels in the blood and releases endorphins and oxytocin.
Finally, Delia Saleno impacted the scourge of abandonment by emphasizing the importance of harmonizing the animal breed with the lifestyle of their owners. “There is research confirming that fifty percent of psychiatrists recommend keeping a pet to deal with depression, but they do not take into account the need for cooperation between the psychiatric service and the veterinarian, so the latter “prescribes” the veterinarian to the most appropriate animal in each case. That’s One Health.” Also, it has had an impact on cities, transportation, tourism… not adapting very well to living with pets, even though society is demanding more and more each day.
Cristina Rivero concluded the conference after emphasizing the essential role of companies in the One Health concept, particularly through the working group where the CEOE focused on this area, acting inter alia as a transmitter, contributor and enabler among the relevant public administrations. It reveals perspectives on enriching and defining the legislative texts produced on the subject.
Through its involvement with the CEOE and the organization of this event, Zoetis seeks, inter alia, to increase its commitment to health promotion in the broadest sense, with an inclusive and collaborative perspective that sees human, animal and environmental health as one and inseparable whole. as a whole, to understand business cooperation as an important way to promote R&D+i and to advance our short- and medium-term sustainability challenges.
Zoetis is a leading animal health company committed to supporting its customers and businesses. Based on 65 years of animal health experience, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and technologies, including biodevices and genetic testing, backed by a wide range of services. In 2020, the company generated annual revenue of $6.675 million. With approximately 11,300 employees worldwide, its products serve veterinarians, ranchers, producers and anyone who raises and cares for livestock and pets in more than 100 countries. More information www.zoetis.es.
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