Puppies & Books, What More Could a Kid Want?

A first-grade teacher in Delaware is bringing foster puppies to her classroom to help with reading time. The results are heartwarming and encouraging for both studies and puppies.

We Keep 10.5 Billion Animals Healthy

The animal health industry serves nearly 400 million companion animals and more than 10 billion food-producing animals. Animal health products help domestic, farm, and performance animals, including dogs, cats, cattle, poultry, swine, and horses. Learn more.

Pets Do More Than Warm Our Hearts; They’re Good for Our Brains

Pet owners know how important our furry and feathered friends are for companionship and connection, and research shows pets are also good for our minds. Pet ownership has been connected to higher cognition, larger brain structure, and reduced brain age. Check out the science behind pet ownership and brain health.

Climate Change + Pet Parasites = A Bad Combination

As climate patterns shift across the country, the breeding season and geographic reach of parasites has grown.  Parasite infection rates have risen each of the past five years, up 20% from 2013 levels.

The science of reducing stress with dogs

Spending quality time with dogs reduces stress and increases the power of brain waves associated with relaxation and concentration, according to a study published on March 13, 2024 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Onyoo Yoo from Konkuk University, South Korea, and colleagues. Animal-assisted interventions, like canine therapy, are widely used in hospitals, schools, and beyond to […]

Parasites & Dog Parks: What You Need to Know

A study has identified parasites in feces collected from 85% of dog parks visited across the U.S. The most common intestinal parasites that are found in dog parks include Giardia, whipworms, and hookworms, with lower infection rates of roundworms and tapeworms.

Ester Banque of Zoetis Elected AHI Board Chair

WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2024 – The Animal Health Institute’s Board of Directors today elected Ester Banque of Zoetis as Board Chair for the 2024-26 term. Banque is Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations for Zoetis. Richard R. DeLuca, Jr., Executive Vice President and President, Merck Animal Health, becomes Immediate Past Chair and Joseph […]

Arthritis in Dogs, a Painful, Progressive Condition with No Cure

Older dogs, large breeds, and overweight dogs are all prone to arthritis, a joint disease that results in pain, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and the development of bone spurs. While any joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis, the condition most commonly affects the limbs and lower spine. Symptoms are not often apparent until […]

The State of Global Veterinary Care

Pet ownership is rising globally, and more than half the world is estimated to have a pet at home. Access to veterinary care varies widely from market to market, and in developed countries, most veterinarians primarily treat small animals. Learn more about global trends in veterinary care.

Better Diagnostics Means Better Animal Care

  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 here.