About Oralade

Macahl Animal health,
Where pet health is our priority

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.

Macahal Animal Health

About Oralade

Macahl Animal health,
Where pet health is our priority

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.

In 2005 Anthony Mackle joined the team to take this unique formulation and create a brand and company to manufacture and launch it to the world.

Quickly it was noticed by veterinarians working in critical care who saw it’s potential and from here we developed our original brand Oralade® and we haven’t looked back since.

Working closely with Key opinion veterinarians and nutritionists from around the world, we constantly strive for further product development and improvement.

Today Oralade is distributed in over 28 countries 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 UFAS accreditation in manufacture of compound feeds and soon to attain SALSA accreditation for manufacture of complimentary feeds, we guarantee quality and traceability on ingredients from origin to bottle.

We have a dedicated team to provide excellent customer service and technical product support.

  • Anthony Mackle

    Managing Director/ Key account sales

    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.”

  • Blathin Mackle

    Customer service support

    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

    Accounts admin

    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 Control & Factory 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.

  • Patrick Martin

    Production supervisor

    Patrick 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.