With lungs almost twice the size of cattle lungs, horses have extremely large respiratory reserves. Unfortunately, horses are also susceptible to respiratory diseases that fall under the spectrum of equine asthma, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Environmental factors such as pollen, poor air quality, and organic dust can irritate […]
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Tools that recognize the first signs of changes in animal health help veterinarians and animal owners take quick action to address illnesses. Digital technology such as thermal cameras, sound sensors, and RFID tags track vital signs like eating, movement, rumination, temperature, and fertility across thousands of animals. A report from HealthforAnimals details the benefits of […]
Changes in weather and climate have led to changes in how we manage parasites like fleas and ticks. Learn about the animal health industry’s efforts in this space.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the healthcare industry, doctors and patients have migrated to telemedicine to resolve non-emergency health issues, including veterinarians. Take a look at how it works.
With restrictions easing, many are gearing up to head back to the office. While your cats will likely be just fine with this, most dogs will go through a period of adjustment. Read more to learn how you can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety as you prepare for this transition.
Renowned scientist Louis Pasteur revolutionized modern medical treatments, and his use of vaccines to prevent zoonosis, or the transmission of diseases between animals and humans, is perhaps his most relevant contribution to our modern life today. On July 6, 1885, Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies. We commemorate this breakthrough each year with […]
As COVID- 19 began spreading throughout the U.S. earlier this year, pet owners asked if they could give the novel coronavirus to their pets, or if their pets could infect them. Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Washington are trying to find an answer we can count on by determining how companion […]
Dogs have a well-deserved reputation as man’s best friend – their loyalty and affection for their humans is easy to spot. And with dogs in more than 60 million households, they can easily claim status as the country’s most popular pet. But dogs are more than loveable and fun: research has found that dog owners […]
Andrea Graves had been a certified nursing assistant for 20 years, most recently in the Med-Surgery and Labor and Delivery department at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton. It was something she loved—tending to babies during their first, critical days of life. Every day she changed diapers, helped with feedings and kept her eagle eye […]
With the help of funds raised during last year’s Pup Cup Orange County 5K, a sponsor and their own donation, Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney and his wife, Jordan, were able to implement a new therapy dog program at Children’s Hospital Orange County that will bring in three canines. One of them will be nicknamed “Skiggles,” […]
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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.