Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

The Innovations that are Changing Animal Health

    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 […]

On the Horizon: A Greener Approach to Fleas & Tic Control

  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 […]

Helping Animals Stay Healthy Through Improved Diagnosis

  Accurate diagnostics curb the severity of animal disease by enabling more effective treatments and reducing the need for antibiotics. Artificial intelligence (AI) and user-friendly tools are potential game-changers for the animal health industry. AI has the ability to improve diagnostics by enabling more predictable, rapid analysis of samples that can quickly and effectively identify […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Animal Medicine Compounding

Animal lovers should have peace of mind that the medicines used to treat animals undergo rigorous testing and require regulatory oversight that is as stringent as human medicines. Veterinarians and pharmacists are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of their charges, including those times when therapies need to be adjusted to foster better results. […]

Keeping Animals Healthy Supports Sustainability

Healthier animals need fewer natural resources, allowing them to provide more food, labor, fertilizer, companionship, and assistance for less feed, water, and land. Innovations in animal health can reduce the threat of disease thanks to stronger immunity, improved prevention, earlier and more specific diagnosis, and more accurate and effective treatment. Bringing these innovations to fruition […]

Choose Wisely: How to Select the Best Pet for You

Pet ownership is a commitment for the entire life of the pet, so it’s important to select a pet that’s right for your family’s lifestyle. Even if you’ve already welcomed a pet into your home, your veterinarian can help you better understand the social and healthcare needs of your pets. Learn more from the American […]

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.