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IFAH-Europe (International Federation for Animal Health Europe) is the federation representing manufacturers of veterinary medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in Europe. It represents both corporate members and national animal health associations in Europe. These associations comprise both local medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and international companies. IFAH-Europe's membership covers 90% of the European market for veterinary products


IFAH-Europe represents the manufacturers of veterinary medicines in Europe. Veterinary medicines protect the health and quality of life of animals, people and the environment.

We are committed to proactively engaging with the EU institutions, stakeholders including veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, as well as the media and other partners to ensure a working relationship based on mutual trust and respect by:

• increasing awareness of the value animal health brings to society in terms of companion animals, sustainable agriculture, safe food and diseases which can impact public health;
• promoting a predictable, harmonised, science-based and innovative market place for quality animal medicines.

Commitment - Vision

IFAH-Europe members protect the health and welfare of more than 900 million animals across Europe and as a result they contribute to:

  • the production of a safe, affordable and sustainable food supply
  • quality of life of people in Europe and beyond
  • public health
  • and the environment

To achieve this, the animal health sector is working to maintain a predictable and responsible competitive market place which stimulates innovation and allows wide and sustainable access to safe, effective and quality veterinary medicines.


  • IFAH Europe Council
  • Corporate members
  • National associations

IFAH-Europe is led by a Council comprising representatives from member companies and national industry associations. Headed by IFAH-Europe Chairman, Christian Behm (Bayer Animal Health), the Council is the federation's decision-making body.

IFAH-Europe is listed on the EU Transparency Register.

Read IFAH-Europe's Code of Good Practice for the Animal Health Industry

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