Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics

The ability to manage and control animal disease has profound consequences for human health, from ensuring the safety of our food to reducing the risk of bacterial diseases. The animal health industry is committed to reducing the need for antibiotics, as detailed in this Roadmap.

Animal Antibiotics – FAQs

Antibiotics are essential for combating animal disease. There is simply no other way to treat a bacterial infection. But, antibiotic resistance is a serious challenge, so it’s important to understand the role of antibiotics and how we can best use them. Check out these FAQs to learn about animal antibiotics.

We Can All Do Our Part to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

  The animal health industry is committed to protecting the health of all animals and people by producing safe products and ensuring they are used responsibly. We work with governments, the medical community, and leading scientists to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance by reducing the need for antibiotics in the first place. This means […]

Safely Keeping Reptiles & Amphibians as Pets

Millions of households in our country include turtles, lizards, snakes, or frogs as pets. These special creatures bring joy to their owners, but they can also be a source of germs such as Salmonella, which can make humans very sick. Follow these guidelines from the CDC to ensure everyone and everything stays healthy.

Pets and Antibiotic Resistance

If your pet is sick with a bacterial infection, your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics as the best medicine to help your pet get healthy again. Just as with humans, antibiotics for pets should be used judiciously by health professionals practicing good stewardship. Learn what the CDC has to say about pets and antibiotic resistance.  

Puppies are a powerful positive influence through pandemic

Nearly all dog owners – 92 percent – responding to a recent survey by said their dogs have had a positive impact on their mental during the coronavirus pandemic. About 73 percent of the 1,000 U.S. dog owners contacted in the survey viewed going for walks with their dogs as the leading canine-related activity […]

Dog has pawsitive impact on middle school

WESTBROOK — Westbrook Middle School has a new furry friend, a therapy dog named Finn, who has made an impact on students’ mental health, according to school officials. The 7-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever who loves belly scratches started work in the school in May alongside both trainer and owner Laurie Wood, the school principal. Spending […]

Idaho Fish and Game uses specially trained K9s to investigate wildlife crimes

The dog days of summer may be over, but for six-year-old black lab Dexter— one of Idaho Fish and Game’s K-9s — that suits him just fine. Fall brings on one of the busiest and most exciting times of year for this eager sleuth and his partner, District Conservation Officer Tim Klucken of Pocatello, as […]

Recognizing One Health

November 3 marks the fifth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to addressing the shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. One Health recognizes that humans, animals and our environment are deeply interconnected. For example, zoonoses – illnesses that can transfer from animals […]

The Connection Between Animals and Public Health

Humans are closer to animals than ever before, and our health is often interconnected. On one hand, pets can have a positive impact on human physical and mental health. On the other hand, diseases can pass between animals and humans. Learn more about the connection between animal health and human health from Baylor University.