Our world is connected. Health is no exception. One Health is the universal truth that healthy people, healthy animals and a healthy planet interconnect. Our approach must consider the impact – and the power of all three – working in concert.
Antibiotics are a critically important tool farmers and vets use to ensure the health and welfare of animals, as well as the safety of our food supply. But they’re just one tool. Farmers and vets work closely together to design and implement comprehensive animal health programs that take into account quality diets, clean and comfortable housing, disease prevention and treatment as well as other factors. When antibiotics are used, they must be used responsibly and under strict veterinary guidance.
Elanco has worked with more than 10,000 producers, vets and food chain partners globally to help improve responsible use of antibiotics including:
Data and the counsel of the Elanco team has helped shape antibiotic policy to establish or enhance responsible use of antibiotics for dozens of protein value chain partners across the globe, as well as helping to ensure the products and tools regulators prefer are used in the food system
Elanco has convened industry leaders at a One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Summit to identify actions to build veterinary training and capacity where gaps exist globally. The goals of this effort are to:
Elanco commits to invest two-thirds of our food animal research budget to quickly evaluate 25 candidates and deliver 10 viable non-antibiotic development projects that address diseases where there are few, or no, alternatives to antibiotics medically important for both humans and animals (shared-class antibiotics).
Elanco is reinforcing its nutritional health business to protect and improve animal health using the latest science to improve gastrointestinal health and the microbiome. This effort focus on livestock disease prevention using non-medicated feed additives, such as enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, to reduce the use of conventional antibiotics.