Economic Contributions

Direct & Indirect Impact Across America

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.

Direct Economic Impact

As a subset of the biopharmaceutical industry, animal health is among the most innovative industries in the United States, contributing to the U.S. economy through jobs, wages, taxes, and exports.

Indirect Economic Impact

Animal health products support and enable other industries and enhance the quality of life for millions of Americans. Healthy companion animals are the cornerstone of the animal services sector, which serves nearly 400 million pets. Additionally, our products support the health of 10 billion food animals.

Industries That Rely on Healthy Animals

Animal Production
Ranches, farms, and feedlots that raise, feed, or keep animals for eventual sale or food production.

Veterinary Services
Veterinary services include routine and emergency care for companion and food-producing animals. Veterinarians and their staff diagnosis diseases, administer vaccines, prescribe treatment, and perform surgeries.

Meat and Dairy Production
Meat and dairy production include businesses that process and package meat and dairy products.

Pet Services
Pet services include groomers, boarding facilities, and animal trainers for domestic pets or service animals.

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