Contagious, chronic, and often fatal, Johnes Disease is a bacterial infection that spreads stealthily throughout herds of ruminants such as cattle, sheep, and goats. Animals can be infected for years before presenting symptoms, which allows the disease to spread. There is no treatment for infected animals, which lose the ability to absorb nutrients. Sick animals […]
Cats can get sick just like us, and if they are sick with a bacterial infection, a veterinarian might prescribe antibiotics. Learn more about common cat antibiotics and side effects.
Antibiotics are essential tools for keeping your dog healthy. Veterinarians prescribe antibiotics for illnesses such as urinary tract infections and ear infections. Learn more about the most common uses of antibiotics in dogs.
Cows are susceptible to deadly the bacterial infections Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis, both of which can be transmitted to humans. These diseases have no cure, so they’re currently managed through biosecurity and culling of affected animals. Learn more.
When a family arrived at Koch Funeral Home in State College, Pennsylvania, to identify a loved one before cremation, Monroe took note — staying back to maintain the people’s privacy but ready to offer comfort if asked. Monroe isn’t a grief counselor or therapist. She’s an Australian Shepherd and resident therapy dog at the funeral […]
Ears can be a gateway to understanding how dogs feel. It is normal for your pup’s ears to be warm, but if they are hot or inflamed, it might be a sign that they need medical help. Read more for the potential causes and courses of action if your dog has hot ears.
Ringworm is contagious fungal infection that can easily spread from cats to people. Your veterinarian can prescribe appropriate treatments and provide advice on reducing the opportunities for the infection to spread. Knowing how to spot and treat ringworm is key to keeping a happy cat and a safe household.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Countless pet owners appreciate the advantages of the deep loyalty, mellow disposition, and steadfast companionship of older animals. Senior pets deserve the best care possible, and the animal health industry is committed to developing approaches to keep older pets healthy with a high quality of life. For example, […]
Animal health is connected to a safer food supply chain, improved sustainability, and reduced emissions. The concept of One Health recognizes the intersection between the health of humans and the health of all animals. Accordingly, responsibly using animal medicines to prevent and manage disease is an important focus for One Health.
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.