A family business started as JAM (John & Anthony Mackle) in 2006 and formed Mac animal health ltd in 2015 to solely manage manufacture, distribution, marketing and technical support for our veterinary product range.

In 2003 founder John Mackle who had built one of Irelands leading pet food manufacturing companies over 30 years, looked for new ways to improve animal health. His passion was to create a drink that would provide palatable ready to serve oral rehydration for dogs and cats.

Working closely with a Dutch chemist Simon Van Dalsem, who’s own experience in pet nutrition, innovative product design and also experience in working on human isotonic sports drinks, led them to try several different formulas.

Together they designed the first isotonic drink for dogs and cats made with a highly palatable natural chicken flavour, purified water, some simple glucose and nutrition and free from preservatives.

Today Oralade is distributed in over 48 countries world wide and growing steadily each year and opening new markets. At Macahl animal health we offer our customers the best quality products, service and support they deserve. With GMP+ accreditation in manufacture of complimentary feeds, we guarantee quality and traceability on ingredients from origin to bottle.

“Our philosophy is to promote new and innovative products that support a happier healthier life for you pet”

Meet the Team

Anthony Mackle

Managing Director

Anthony with his father John founded Macahl and has continued product and marketing development, opening new export markets and extensive product research and development to provide better customer technical support.

“Over the years I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work closely with several key opinion leaders on veterinary nutrition such as Dr Dan Chan and I feel this has greatly improved my understanding of what patients and vets need and we strive to deliver this through quality products and service.”

Gemma Davidson

Veterinary Technical Manager

Gemma gained her Veterinary Science degree from The University of Liverpool in 2010, working as a small animal vet prior to making her move into the animal health industry in 2015. Gemma has a keen interest in small animal internal medicine and an extensive background in gastrointestinal health, nutrition, and the microbiota. She is also passionate about developing education programmes for both veterinary professionals and pet owners alike and aims to provide comprehensive and tailored technical support for all Macahl Animal Health customers.

Blathin Mackle

Digital Marketing

Blaithin married to Anthony is the creator of the Oralade brand name and helped develop many of the product messages and marketing ideas over the years. Now dedicated to customer service support, Blaithin is available to handle any technical or other product enquiries/questions you may have.

Andrew McCague


Andrew joined Macahl in September this year taking over as Accounts admin, with a wide range of skills and experience he has hit the ground running. Managing supplier and customer accounts and working with admin from logistics to customer service, he is an invaluable part of the team.

Diana Jarczok

Quality & Technical Manager

Diana also joined Macahl in February this year and has taken over the dual role of quality control and factory manager with ease. HACCP trained and continuing to persue further development in her role and qualifications, Diana ensures standards are met and quality comes first.

Jim Traynor

Production Team Leader

Jim has been an important part of the production team at Macahl for several years. With previous experience in a wide range product manufacture and preparation, and with a careful eye for quality. You can be assured we and our staff only want the best for our customers.

Emma Johnston

Customer Service Administrator

Emma is the newest member to join the Machal team. She will be taking over the role of Customer Service Administration. A lover of animals Emma has gained experience in Nursing while living in New Zealand as well as working in Veterinary Practices. Using her expertise, Emma will ensure you have a great customer experience when dealing with Machal Animal Health.


Macahl Animal Health
38 Corrigan Hill Rd, Moy,
Dungannon Co Tyrone
N.Ireland BT71 6SL


+44 (0) 2887 789245

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