With lungs almost twice the size of cattle lungs, horses have extremely large respiratory reserves. Unfortunately, horses are also susceptible to respiratory diseases that fall under the spectrum of equine asthma, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Environmental factors such as pollen, poor air quality, and organic dust can irritate […]
Today, over 116 agricultural canine teams provide screening at border crossings, airports, cruise terminals, cargo warehouses and mail facilities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). To protect the U.S. agriculture industry, natural resources and food supply, canines are used at U.S. ports of entry to detect and prevent foreign animal […]
As animals become increasing integrated into our daily lives, it’s not surprising that more and more people want to include their favorite animals when they travel. To ensure your pet’s health and well-being, it’s important to research and properly prepare for potential trips with pets, including providing documentation of their latest vaccinations. Learn what veterinarians […]
Tools that recognize the first signs of changes in animal health help veterinarians and animal take quick action to address illnesses. Digital technology such as thermal cameras, sound sensors, and RFID tags track vital signs like eating, movement, rumination, temperature, and fertility across thousands of animals. A report from HealthforAnimals details the benefits of technology […]
Exposing your pet to a wide variety of people, places, and situations can make a tremendous difference in your pet’s mood and comfort. Learn what veterinarians say about socializing cats and dogs.
The Animal Health Institute has launched a new campaign that highlights the connection between animal health, improved sustainability, reduced emissions, and a stronger, safer, food supply chain. Healthy Animals, Healthy Future showcases unmet animal health needs, one species at a time. The animal health industry is committed to developing therapies that reduce animal suffering and […]
RANCHERS FIND GOOD HELP MANAGING LIVESTOCK Livestock guard dogs (LGD) are becoming an increasingly popular tool in livestock management. A well-trained LGD will alert handlers to threats, ward off predators, and give ranchers peace of mind. Breeds developed over centuries by sheep- and goat-herding cultures. Anatolian shepherds, Akbash, Great Pyrenees, Kuvasz, and Central Asian shepherds […]
Just like people, a healthy weight for pets can lead to a longer life, fewer diseases, and reduced risk of bone and muscle injury. Pet owners should have an honest conversation with their veterinarian about their companion animal’s weight and pledge to provide healthy nutrition and exercise options for their furry friends.
Zoonoses are diseases that can spread between animals and humans, such as avian flu, rabies, and Rift Valley Fever. Safeguarding animal health is a critical component of stopping the spread of zoonotic diseases. Learn more with this video.
Are you ready to take the plunge with a new furry, feathered, or fishy friend? If the time seems right, take steps to ensure you have the time, energy, space, and money for a pet. It’s important for you and your new companion. Learn what veterinarians have to say on the matter.
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.