Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

Veterinarians & Food Safety

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 […]

Did You Know Cameras Can Help Keep Animals Healthy?

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.

Animal Medicines are Tightly Regulated

Before they can be manufactured or marketed, animal medicines are subject to the same rigorous approval processes as human medicines. Once approved, animal medicines remain heavily regulated and are subject to strict laws that protect animals, humans, and the environment. Watch more here.

Positive News: Pets & the Brain

According to a new study, “…pets could buffer or have a protective effect on older adults’ cognition and we think it has to do with some of the mechanism related to stress buffering,” said Jennifer Applebaum, a doctoral candidate in sociology and National Institutes of Health predoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida. Read more.