Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

Dog Fostering is Up, Helping People and Pets

Dog Fostering is Up, Helping People and Pets Around the country, Americans are turning to their pets for diversion and comfort during this time of uncertainty. And for many, sheltering in place has been a unique opportunity to explore the benefits companion animals by fostering pets. Read more here.

Animal Health Sector Actions on COVID-19

Animal Health Sector Actions on COVID-19 April 8, 2020 The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented public health crisis creating hardships for communities everywhere — the medical challenges, the isolation, the economic pressures, the strains on everyday goods and more. At the same time, it is heartening to see people around the country stepping up […]

Healthy Livestock are the Cornerstone of Communities Worldwide

March 24 is National Ag Day, an annual recognition of the importance and role of agriculture in our daily lives. Globally, livestock contribute 40% of the value of agricultural output, which impacts the livelihoods of about 1.7 billion poor people. Additionally, keeping livestock healthy is essential for maintaining a safe and reliable food supply for […]

Including Animal Health Companies and Employees as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic Response

March 21, 2020 As governments at all levels consider various options of restricting movement of personnel in public and private entities, we ask that the Animal Health Industry and related distribution be considered an essential business and service and be exempt from gathering bans and curfews. As already noted by the President, critical infrastructure industries […]

The Truth About Dogs and Coronavirus

As with any rapidly-changing public health challenge, new questions and answers arise constantly. Dog owners may have heard early speculation about transmission of Corona virus between humans and dogs. According to OIE, the World Organization for Animal Health, at this time there is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this […]