AHI Signs Open Letter on the Value of Animal Agriculture During Covid-19 & Beyond

The coronavirus crisis has brought into focus the incredible public health challenge our world faces, and nowhere is this challenge more apparent than in food production. Nourishing the world during this crisis is a top priority across nations. Our world needs the contributions of livestock. Globally, 1.3 billion people depend on livestock for their employmenti, […]

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 […]

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 […]

AHI Statement Regarding Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt across the world, the Animal Health Institute and its members are actively monitoring the situation and its potential impacts on veterinary medicine.  Member companies are in contact with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to keep the agency informed […]

Animal Drug Compounding Guidance Will Protect Veterinarians and their Patients

Safe and effective medicines are important tools for veterinarians.  While approval by the Food and Drug Administration provides these guarantees of safety and effectiveness, an approved drug is not always available to treat an animal condition.  In these instances, veterinarians need access to compounded medicines.  But current lack of regulation of compounding can put animals […]

AHI Support for World Antibiotics Awareness Week

The Animal Health Institute (AHI) joins fellow animal health organizations and stakeholders around the world to recognize World Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18 – 24. From our view on the frontlines of safeguarding animal health, we recognize that antibiotic resistance is a global public health priority, and we support efforts to coordinate actions aimed at […]

CDC Antibiotic Threat Report: Progress Made, More Needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its updated Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report, an update of the original report released in 2013. Antibiotic resistance is a One Health issue:  It affects people, animals and the environment, and professionals in each of these disciplines must join in common effort to address the threat.  […]

Animal Health Industry Working with FDA on Judicious Use of Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today published draft Guidance for Industry #263 outlining a process for animal health companies to make label changes to bring all medically important antibiotics used in food animals under veterinary supervision. The animal health industry and CVM worked cooperatively to implement previous Guidance for […]

AHI Joins Groups in Supporting One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar in support of efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. In calling for “well-coordinated efforts across human health, animal health and the environment,” the letter recognizes the value of a One […]

Compounded Unapproved Animal Drugs Linked to Horse Deaths – Again.

July 24, 2019 — The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that horses in regionally diverse parts of the country died or were euthanized as a result of the use of compounded drugs. It’s not the first time.  FDA also cited the death of four horses in 2014 as a result of an erroneously […]