Living with cancer is stressful enough without patients having to consider the possibility of giving up their beloved pets. Even people who are not ill will say that their pet gives them a reason to get up in the morning, to go outside for a walk, to prepare food at mealtime, or simply to enjoy […]
African Swine Fever spreads rapidly and has extremely high mortality rates. While the virus is no threat to human health, it could devastate America’s swine, pork, and food supply. The animal health industry is working to develop vaccines to protect pigs from this terrible disease. Learn more here.
A trembling kitty may need a trip to the veterinarian. Cats can shake for many reasons, some more severe and time-sensitive than others, so it’s essential to know the signs and differences. Read here to understand the signs to keep your cat healthy and happy.
Petting a dog leads to increased brain activity, researchers in Switzerland have found — and thus petting a dog and observing it may increase your focus and attention. That’s according to a study recently published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Lead study author Rahel Marti, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology and animal-assisted interventions at the University […]
Animal diseases never rest – they constantly evolve and trigger a ripple effect that impacts animal welfare, human health, and the economy. Disease outbreaks among livestock can threaten food security and trade, and increased pet ownership and companion animal bonding inspires the need for improved pet care solutions. Learn about the future of vaccines, parasiticides, […]
Parasites might be living in your dog right now. Some parasites provide health benefits, such as helping to break down food or regulate chemicals. But unfortunately, some parasites can harmfully impact on your dog’s health, and can even be spread to humans. Read more about where dogs might pick up intestinal parasites, treatment, and prevention.
If you’ve ever thought that your dog can sense when you’re stressed or struggling, new research says your suspicions are likely true. A new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that dogs can detect stress in humans. In fact, researchers found that dogs detected the changes with more than 90% accuracy. The dogs […]
Though it’s less common for cats to have heartworms than dogs, all indoor and outdoor cats are susceptible to the disease, which is transmitted through infected mosquitoes. Unlike dogs, there is no FDA approved treatment for heartworms in cats. Learn more here.
Internal and external parasites can lead to serious disease or death in cattle. Anaplasmosis is a blood cell parasite that is transmitted from ticks. Cows infected with anaplasmosis become anemic, weak, and die. Controlling ticks is essential to warding off this serious, costly disease. Learn more here.
Around the world, 60,000 people die around each year from rabies, most of them children under the age of 15. Every single one of these deaths is preventable. Administering the effective vaccine to dogs can stop the spread of this deadly infection. The Global Alliance of Rabies Control has set a goal for rabies elimination […]
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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.