WE’VE LONG KNOWN the myriad health benefits of owning a dog, from improved mental well-being to healthier aging. Specifically for children, studies find that dog ownership correlates with reduced anxiety and decreased response to stress. Now, there’s another reason to adopt: It could help your gut health. New research suggests living with a dog may yield a surprising benefit to children: improved gut […]
Digital technologies help detect, diagnose, and even treat sick animals. But for those technologies to work, broadband infrastructure must be in place and reliable. Learn more about the connection between infrastructure and animal health.
Veterinarians do more than help keep our companion animals healthy and happy, they also play a vital role in ensuring our food supply is safe. Veterinarians protect the health and welfare of animals that produce meat, eggs, milk, and other proteins. They are involved in the surveillance, prevention, control, and treatment of diseases that threaten […]
Animals are instrumental to disabled people for comfort, support, and empowerment. The skill pets have to console their humans in vulnerable moments, guide in moments of discomfort, and encourage in instances of defeat has been proven countless times. Having a pet has numerous health benefits according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Animals help […]
Remote monitoring such as cameras, microphones, and sensors can produce accurate, real-time data about animal wellbeing. This surveillance can be applied to livestock pens without the need for additional staff. For pets, smart collars enable owners to continuously monitor health data that can be used to optimize care. Learn more here.
From warding off diseases to treating injuries to ensuring milk, eggs, and meat are safe for people to eat, veterinarians help animals and people every day. Read more for a day in the life of a livestock veterinarian.
In veterinary practice, I had a front seat to the variety of people’s reactions to creepy crawly things I’d find on their pets. Ticks were a prime example. While some veteran animal caretakers would hardly bat an eye at fat bloated ticks covering their dog, others would become apoplectic at the site of a single […]
The digital technology in smart tags and sensors enables earlier diagnostics and targeted treatments, potentially restricting illnesses to single animals before they spread throughout herds. These devices can also provide consistent, real-time evaluation of livestock. Learn more here.
We all know the relationship between pets and their people provides countless benefits, but did you know that pets can connect people to each other? Read on for more about how the presence of pets build trust between people.
We are excited to announce that the AHI Board of Directors today elected Tim Bettington as the new Chairman of the Board. Bettington is executive vice president and president, U.S. Operations and Global Customer Experience for Zoetis. A native of Australia, Bettington brings a deep background in animal health with more than 20 years of […]
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.