Animals, just like humans, suffer from disease and require proper care from qualified veterinarians, farmers and pet owners.
Improving the health of pets and livestock and treating them effectively is the foremost objective of the animal health industry. The industry broadly consists of two sectors - the production sector and the companion sector.
Every animal has distinct needs of its own and requires individualised treatment consistent with its breed. Further, based on available products, the animal health market is divided into three main areas: pharmaceuticals, biological and medicinal feed additives. Animal pharmaceuticals account for over half the overall animal health products market, followed by biological and the medicinal feed additives.
In Romania, the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority is responsible for veterinary pharmaceutical activities.