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About Meiji

At a Glance

At a Glance

Get to know Meiji at a glance – from our core business to our most important numbers.

Veterinary Drugs

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Meiji looks after the health and wellbeing of animals as well as people. Our animal health business supplies anti-parasitic drugs, anesthesia and analgesia designed especially for companion animals, and we are also a leading supplier of antibacterial agents and disinfectants. Our livestock and fisheries business provides animal vaccines, feed, and other important products for the safe upkeep of animals under human care.

Livestock and Fisheries

We support animal husbandry with products that contribute to healthier, happier livestock.

Companion Animals

Our products are widely used by veterinarians to ensure our precious pets live longer and happier lives.

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  • A New Vaccine for Swine Edema Disease

    Swine edema disease affects fattening pigs between 4 and 12 weeks of age. Caused when toxins from E. coli enter the blood, the disease can become prolonged, resulting in a huge economic loss for the farms affected. Ecoporc Shiga is a new vaccine which reduces the mortality rate and clinical symptoms. The vaccine, which will be offered by Meiji Seika Pharma from 2021, is the first of its type to be approved in Japan.

  • Preventing the Spread of Classic Swine Fever

    In 2018, Japan confirmed its first case of classic swine fever in 26 years. As a countermeasure, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) sought an oral vaccine for wild boars, thought to be a factor in the spread of the virus. Meiji Seika Pharma partnered with IDT Biologika GmbH of Germany to swiftly import an oral swine cholera vaccine with a proven track record in Europe, helping MAFF to quell the outbreak in Japan.

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  • Animals and Humans Share
    "One Health"

    Meiji emphasizes the concept of "One Health", which states that human health is inseparable from the health of animals and the environment. An example of this is careless use of drugs in animals, which can lead to the development of drug resistance in pathogens. This resistance can spread from animals to humans, and vice versa. Meiji takes this problem very seriously and provides education and guidance on the proper use of all drug treatments, for both humans and animals.