Animal Medicine Research

Animal Medicine Research

Research is the most fundamental component that drives our industry, ranging from simple veterinary care to the health and maintenance of a pet to the prevention of diseases like avian flu. AHI’s member companies provide the capital and intellectual investment necessary to advance the science of healthcare responsible for contributing to the wellness of animals, and the creation of a healthier planet for animals and humans.

This section is intended to be a resource center for those who are interested in the latest animal health and medical research. Feel free to email us at if there is relevant research you would like us to consider posting.

We have divided this section into the following research categories:

Zoonotic Diseases

National Association of Public Health Veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zoonotic Diseases and Animals in Public Settings
May 6, 2011
From the CDC
Recap from Food Safety News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pets and People

Emory Center for Health in Aging and PAWSitive InterAction
Pets and The Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
April 2003
White paper

Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine – Center for the Human-Animal Bond
PAWSitive InterAction

A Scientific Look at the Human-Animal Bond
May 2002
White paper

27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health
July 9, 2009



Animal Antibiotics

International Food Technologists
Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Food System
August 2, 2006
Press Release: Eliminating Antibiotics from Food Animals Is Unwise

Veterinary Antibiotic Usage and Resistance Surveillance Working Group
Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Usage in Animals in the Netherlands in 2006-2007

The Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Programme (DANMAP)

Use of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from food animals, foods and humans in Denmark
2009 Report

American Veterinary Medical Association
Response to the final report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production
November 5, 2009

American Veterinary Medical AssociationResources on Animal Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance