A therapy animal can provide comfort and affection to a person who has a disability or serious illness. While most therapy pets are dogs, recent studies suggest cats may help increase empathy while decreasing anxiety for children with autism. 2021 Study: Cats help calm children with autism, according to new research from the University of Missouri. […]
Some diseases, such as West Nile virus and E. Coli, can spread between animals and people. Called zoonoses, these diseases account for approximately 75% of new and emerging human infectious diseases, the majority coming from wildlife. The CDC estimates that six out of 10 infectious diseases in humans can be spread from animals. Animal lovers […]
AHI agrees with a recent ruling by the Maryland Supreme Court: pet owners should be justly compensated when they suffer financial losses when a pet is harmed, but allowing plaintiffs to get large, emotion-based awards would create barriers for many responsible, loving pet owners to remain so. Laws that seek to change the legal status […]
The food, fun, and fireworks of July 4th can frighten our pet friends. In fact, animal shelters see an uptick in activity on July 5th because so many pets flee the crowds and noise associated with holiday celebrations. Take steps to protect your pet and prevent heartache by following these recommendations from the American Veterinary […]
Scientific advances and emerging technologies provide greater opportunities to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat animal illness more quickly, accurately, and safely. Artificial intelligence, stem cell therapy, and new generations of vaccines will all play a crucial role in how we care for and treat animals. Veterinary researchers and developers continue to break new […]
Climate change has allowed parasites to spread to new regions, posing a significant threat to global livestock. New methods of flea and tick control can slow the spread of these parasites while also address challenges of drug resistance. For example, medicines that degrade quickly after use can limit entry into the environment and offer […]
Summer shepherds in the opportunity for outdoor fun for pets and people. Your pets depend on you to keep them hydrated, safe from pests, and comfortable when the temperature swings too high. Get the latest warm weather tips from the American Veterinary Medicine Association.
Pet therapy is becoming increasingly popular in medicine. This sort of treatment aids patients in recovering from a variety of health issues. Animal-assisted therapy is another popular name for it. An organized contact between a human and an animal is created in this type of treatment. The handlers are also involved in the engagement. Typically, the […]
Controlling parasites is more important than ever as these pests spread due to climate change. Fleas and ticks are surviving in warmer temperatures, posing a significant threat to global livestock. Regulation must keep pace with innovation and distinguish between human and animal health challenges to allow new products to reach the market. Read […]
With the advent of summer comes one of America’s favorite past times: grilling. But higher temperatures and the uneven cooking processes presented by most grills increases the chance of foodborne illness. Make sure you’re ready for the summer by brushing up on your food safety knowledge.
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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.