Compounded Unapproved Animal Drugs Linked to Horse Deaths – Again.

July 24, 2019 — The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that horses in regionally diverse parts of the country died or were euthanized as a result of the use of compounded drugs. It’s not the first time.  FDA also cited the death of four horses in 2014 as a result of an erroneously […]

SCIENCE ALERT: When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, Science Might Have Found a Clear Winner

Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we’ve been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a smarter species. A study from 2017 mightn’t be the last word on the matter, but for those who think more neurons means more intelligence, it looks as if dogs stand out among carnivores for […]

UW–MADISON NEWS: Veterinarians, physicians to jointly explore links between animal and human health

A physician, a veterinarian and a PhD researcher walk into a conference. At the event’s conclusion, the medical doctor says: “I had no idea there were veterinary cardiologists like there are human cardiologists.” This interaction occurred at a translational health summit coordinated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 on the […]

WRAL: Unexpected foods that are toxic to pets

The summer season means excitement, travel and most of all delicious foods gracing our tables. With so many tasty treats to be had this summer, you would be forgiven if you are inclined to give Fido a nibble or two from the table. But owners beware, some summer treats aren’t just unhealthy — they can […]

BOVINE VETERINARIAN: FDA Issues Warning About Compounded Equine Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked at least three horse deaths to the use of a compounded drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril. Rapid Equine Solutions, LLC of Aston, PA, compounded the product, which was labeled as containing toltrazuril 416 mg/ml and pyrimethamine 17 mg/ml, packaged in 60 ml oral paste syringes for […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.

Seven young men sprinted down paths, darting behind houses and vaulting low walls. Each one carried a long-handled net. From yards, alleys and streets the din of canine outrage filled the air, announcing the invasion of the neighborhood. Some dogs hid, others retreated a bit before resuming their chorus of barking. The most wary fled […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Five Things to Know About Rabies

Nearly 60,000 people a year die from rabies around the world. The cause is almost always a bite by a rabid dog. Most of the deaths are in Africa and Asia. In Western Europe, the United States and other countries, the rabies variant that lives in populations of dogs has been eradicated, but people can […]

AHI Comments About Alternative Approaches in Clinical Investigations for New Animal Drugs

July 16, 2019 – AHI participated in the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s public meeting about alternative approaches in clinical investigations for new animal drugs. The meeting included four sessions that focused on the following topics: (1) complex adaptive and other novel investigation designs; (2) data from foreign countries; (3) real-world evidence; and (4) biomarkers […]

CDC: Cats & People – a Beneficial Relationship

There’s a reason social media is exploding with funny cat videos: Americans love their cats, and cats love to show why their worthy of our attention. More than 47 million households have cats, and cats are credited with improving their owners’ moods, moral, and sociability. Even though cats provide many benefits for their owners, both […]

CDC: Healthy Animals, Healthy People

We at the Animal Health Institute are not the only ones who are focused on the human-animal connection. Scientists and medical professionals at universities, in private practice, and in government agencies study, monitor, and seek to continuously increase understanding of the relationship between animal health and human health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]