Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

Parasites & Dog Parks: What You Need to Know

A study has identified parasites in feces collected from 85% of dog parks visited across the U.S. The most common intestinal parasites that are found in dog parks include Giardia, whipworms, and hookworms, with lower infection rates of roundworms and tapeworms.

Ester Banque of Zoetis Elected AHI Board Chair

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2024 – The Animal Health Institute’s Board of Directors today elected Ester Banque of Zoetis as Board Chair for the 2024-26 term. Banque is Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations for Zoetis. Richard R. DeLuca, Jr., Executive Vice President and President, Merck Animal Health, becomes Immediate Past Chair and […]

Arthritis in Dogs, a Painful, Progressive Condition with No Cure

Older dogs, large breeds, and overweight dogs are all prone to arthritis, a joint disease that results in pain, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and the development of bone spurs. While any joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis, the condition most commonly affects the limbs and lower spine. Symptoms are not often apparent until […]

The State of Global Veterinary Care

Pet ownership is rising globally, and more than half the world is estimated to have a pet at home. Access to veterinary care varies widely from market to market, and in developed countries, most veterinarians primarily treat small animals. Learn more about global trends in veterinary care.

Better Diagnostics Means Better Animal Care

  Accurate diagnostics curb the severity of animal disease by enabling more effective treatments and reducing the need for antibiotics. Microfluid technologies can bring diagnostics to the point of care. Analyzing extremely small volumes of fluid improves the chance of early detection and reduces the cost of care. Read more here.

Pets & Childhood Development

  Kids and pets are a great combination, but did you know that companion animals can be more than playmates for children? Research confirms that pets can boost overall childhood development, including physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects. Learn more from HABRI.

The Benefits of Fostering a Cat

More self-sufficient than dogs but social enough to regularly and warmly engage with people, cats can be quite effective in easing human loneliness. Learn about a pilot study.

Deepen the Connection With Your Dog

Dogs love their people so much, it can feel like there’s no need to take steps to strengthen the connection between canines and humans. But a few simple actions can help your dog and also help your own mental health.

Stopping the Spread of African Swine Fever

  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.