Healthy Livestock Means Safe & Affordable Food

Animal medicines are a critical link in the food safety chain, representing a necessary tool for farmers and veterinarians to help prevent diseases, treat sick animals, and control outbreaks among livestock and poultry. Keeping food-producing animals healthy also increases the availability and affordability of safe meat and dairy products.

The Mystery of Cats

The gaze, the purr, the zoomies. What’s going on in a cat’s mind? Learn about the inner lives of cats.

Take My Paw

Dog owners pay attention when their furry friends touch them with their paws, but what does it mean? Affection, a warning, or a request? Learn more.

Bacteria eating viruses can reduce the need for antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to human and animal health, and the animal health industry is aggressively researching new ways to target bacteria without using antibiotics. Bacteriophages can narrowly target specific bacteria to address infections. These ‘bacteria eaters’ are viruses that infect and destroy bacteria, which reduces the need for antibiotics. Learn more.

Positive News: Pets & the Brain

According to research, “…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.

Animal Health is Among the Most Innovative Industries in the U.S.

The total economic impact of our industry includes the direct contributions of animal health manufacturers that operate in the U.S. plus activity generated by industries that rely on healthy animals, such as animal production, meat and dairy product manufacturing, veterinary services, and pet services. Learn more.

Love your pet? Visit the vet

  Animals rely on us to protect them from threats of disease and safeguard their wellbeing, and veterinarians are essential to helping pet owners keep animals healthy. Learn more.

Protecting pets protects us

Animal health products help us care for pets, and pets help care for us. Maintaining healthy pets improves the quality of life for our animal companions, which enables pets to provide humans with emotional and physical benefits. Learn more. 

Pets and other animals can boost health and well-being

When Percy Lee has a bad day, he hangs out with his chinchilla, Rin. “She’s like emotional support for me,” says the 14-year-old. Percy, who lives near Kansas City, Kansas, and is the author’s nephew, particularly enjoys snuggling with Rin and watching her explore. “When I get upset and overwhelmed, playing with her is one […]

Distemper in dogs, explained

Distemper is a highly contagious virus that attacks many systems throughout your dog. Since there currently is no cure for distemper, prevention is essential.