According to a new study, “…pets could buffer or have a protective effect on older adults’ cognition and we think it has to do with some of the mechanism related to stress buffering,” said Jennifer Applebaum, a doctoral candidate in sociology and National Institutes of Health predoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida. Read more.
AHI Celebrates Veterinarians Animals rely on us to protect them from threats of disease and safeguard their wellbeing. Around the world, veterinarians are essential workers who help pet owners and livestock producers keep animals healthy, which in turn helps keep humans healthy. The reach and impact of veterinarians can be hard to grasp […]
Understanding the role of agriculture in climate is paramount, and finding solutions to minimize environmental impact is a priority. We know that improving animal welfare through new medicines is the key that unlocks efficient livestock production, more sustainable farming practices, and reduced emissions from animals.
Changes in weather and climate has led to changes in how we manage parasites like fleas and ticks. Learn about the animal health industry’s efforts in this space.
For farmers, veterinarians, and pet owners, vaccines provide essential protections against illness. Vaccines are foundational to any animal health program, with the benefits extending even to public health. Animals protected against zoonotic diseases are less likely to transfer disease to people. This is especially important for a disease like rabies, which still kills nearly 60,000 […]
Did you know that when animals are healthy, it can mean lower emissions and reduced use of natural resources? As we recognize Earth Day this week, learn about the animal health industry’s support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Animal medicines and human medicines share the same purpose, which is to prevent disease, address acute and chronic ailments, and improve quality of life. However, it’s important to go deeper into the similarities and differences between animal and human medicines. Learn more.
The Animal Health Institute welcomes Final Guidance for Industry #256 – Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances – and we urge the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) to exercise enforcement of this new guidance. We support animal drug compounding from approved products by the prescription of a veterinarian for an […]
With its mandate to protect and preserve America’s agricultural resources, the work of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) overlaps with AHI’s mission in meaningful ways. Healthy and profitable agriculture is critical for our food supply and economy, and we share a dedication to keeping animals healthy. If you have a […]
Accurate diagnostics curb the severity of animal disease by enabling more effective treatments and reducing the need for antibiotics. Microfluid technologies can bring diagnostics to the point of care. Analyzing extremely small volumes of fluid improves the chance of early detection and reduces the cost of care. Read more.
About Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.