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Facts and Figures

NOAH member companies account for a total of around £625 million in annual UK sales of authorised veterinary medicines, at ex-manufacturers’ prices, net of all discounts.


This figure is based largely on companies who participate in the NOAH/CEESA independent sales survey, plus a smaller number who provide their sales data separately. This figure is estimated to be around 90% of the total UK market.

Medicines to keep animals healthy by preventing disease account for the majority of sales. Some of the main groups of medicines used to treat and prevent disease in farm and companion animals, as shown in the chart, include:

  • Vaccines: prevent diseases caused by certain viral, bacterial or parasitic infections by stimulating the body’s own immune system
  • Ectoparasiticides: these medicines prevent and treat infestation by parasites that live on the outside of the animal, for example mites, ticks, fleas, lice and flies
  • Endoparasiticides: these medicines prevent and treat infestations by parasites that invade the body, such as worms, flukes or coccidial protozoa
  • Endectocides: prevent and treat infestation of both endo- and ectoparasites.
  • Antimicrobials (antibiotics): treat bacterial infection
  • Medicines to treat reproductive problems
  • Anti-inflammatories (pain killers)
  • Other therapeutic medicines (including anaesthetics and other products acting on the nervous system; medicines for digestive problems; cardio pulmonary therapy; geriatric medicines and medicines to treat or prevent specific dietary deficiencies, as well as a number of other niche medicines).

All information is available here on the NOAH Facts and Figures page.

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