Who is Elanco?
At Elanco, we provide those who raise and care for animals with solutions that empower them to advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life. We understand the powerful role healthy animals play in making lives better. As pets increasingly become important parts of our families, so too does the need to help them live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives. As the global population grows, the demand for safe, affordable food for all also increases.
Since our start at Eli Lilly and Company in 1954, Elanco has been working to empower our customers—from veterinarians to food producers to all those concerned with animal health—to address these global challenges, and advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life. We strive to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment through innovation and a shared vision.
What is One Health?
Our world is connected. Health is no exception. To achieve a future where everyone can live and thrive, human health, environmental health and animal health must all be optimized. One Health is the ecosystem in which healthy people, a healthy environment and healthy animals work in balance for a healthier world. Healthy animals have a good quality life, limit potential for disease spread, support livelihoods and provide nutrient-rich meat, milk and eggs to nourish and support human health. Healthy animals are also productive, efficient animals that limit resource use, protecting our planet.
Why Partnering with InnoCentive?
Elanco is pursuing a One Health approach to some of our toughest global challenges and is seeking ideas to improve the health of people, the planet and animals. We believe we can’t achieve this change alone. We must collaborate and work together across the food system, farmers and ranchers and the ideas of outside experts at health and problem solving.
What’s the Future Goal:
Antibiotics are one way, but not the only way, that farmers keep their animals healthy. Farmers and veterinarians use many methods to keep animals healthy, such as providing carefully balanced diets to keep animals’ immune systems strong and having clean, comfortable, well-maintained housing. But because bacteria and other microbes are found everywhere in the environment, it’s virtually impossible to prevent animals from being exposed to disease.
Elanco seeks to improve responsible use of antibiotics, animal welfare, and the long term sustainability of the food system. Our goal is to identify new innovations to keep animals healthy when facing health challenges, while lowering the risk of antibiotic resistance over time.