Entries by Erica Mitchell

WRAL: Unexpected foods that are toxic to pets

The summer season means excitement, travel and most of all delicious foods gracing our tables. With so many tasty treats to be had this summer, you would be forgiven if you are inclined to give Fido a nibble or two from the table. But owners beware, some summer treats aren’t just unhealthy — they can […]

BOVINE VETERINARIAN: FDA Issues Warning About Compounded Equine Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked at least three horse deaths to the use of a compounded drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril. Rapid Equine Solutions, LLC of Aston, PA, compounded the product, which was labeled as containing toltrazuril 416 mg/ml and pyrimethamine 17 mg/ml, packaged in 60 ml oral paste syringes for […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Five Things to Know About Rabies

Nearly 60,000 people a year die from rabies around the world. The cause is almost always a bite by a rabid dog. Most of the deaths are in Africa and Asia. In Western Europe, the United States and other countries, the rabies variant that lives in populations of dogs has been eradicated, but people can […]

AHI Comments About Alternative Approaches in Clinical Investigations for New Animal Drugs

July 16, 2019 – AHI participated in the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s public meeting about alternative approaches in clinical investigations for new animal drugs. The meeting included four sessions that focused on the following topics: (1) complex adaptive and other novel investigation designs; (2) data from foreign countries; (3) real-world evidence; and (4) biomarkers […]

CDC: Cats & People – a Beneficial Relationship

There’s a reason social media is exploding with funny cat videos: Americans love their cats, and cats love to show why their worthy of our attention. More than 47 million households have cats, and cats are credited with improving their owners’ moods, moral, and sociability. Even though cats provide many benefits for their owners, both […]

CDC: Healthy Animals, Healthy People

We at the Animal Health Institute are not the only ones who are focused on the human-animal connection. Scientists and medical professionals at universities, in private practice, and in government agencies study, monitor, and seek to continuously increase understanding of the relationship between animal health and human health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

KOLD NEWS 13: Tucson ranks among the top 25 ‘best cities’ for pets

Residents in the Old Pueblo have long known how ‘pet friendly’ the city is and this newest ranking from Mars Petcare just confirms it. According to a news release from Mars Petcare, the certification, created with assistance from the Civic Design Center, honors the work by the cities to create a friendly environment for both […]

DROVERS: Animal Health Influences Human Health

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75% of emerging infectious diseases of people are zoonotic, or originated with animals. Besides their effects on animals, those diseases can pose a health risk to farm workers through animal contact, and potentially to the public overall, either through contact with animals or disease […]

WAFB 9: ASPCA offers tips to keep pets safe during severe tropical weather

As severe weather intensifies and rapidly approaches the Gulf Coast, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is offering lifesaving expert tips on keeping animals safe during a disaster and urging residents in the pathway of Tropical Storm Barry to include pets in their evacuation plans. Tropical Storm Barry is expected […]