Halloween Costumes: Not just for people (via Today.com)

About 23 million people will dress up their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Americans will spend a large amount of money on Halloween costumes and accessories for their dogs and cats. Sales are expected to hit a record $350-million dollars, up $30-million from last year.   Read more about pet […]

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Vaccines for Deadly Diseases Need to Work on Animals and Humans (via Wired)

As more and more human Ebola patients have been diagnosed, attention has turned to their pets, in what three experts note is “a stark reminder of the crucial role animals can and do play in the spread of disease.” Noting that 60% of human pathogens originate in animals, the authors of this opinion piece call […]

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Dallas Ebola Patient’s Dog will be Saved, Monitored (via USATODAY)

A hospital worker who treated the Dallas Ebola patient who died last week has tested positive for the disease, marking the first known Ebola transmission in the U.S. The worker owns a dog who will not be euthanized, according to authorities, who are working with the local SPCA and animal control officials to secure care […]

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AHI Statement on FDA Sales Data Report

Media Contact:           Ron Phillips:    (202) 637-2440 WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2014 – Today’s antibiotic sales data report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a small part of the story about the public health impact of antibiotics used to keep food animals healthy. National sales information is limited in its use and does […]

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