AHI Statement on FDA Final Rule on Antibiotic Sales Estimates

Antibiotics are a critical tool to prevent, control and treat disease in animals. They make our food supply safer and people healthier.  In doing so, they also reduce the chance of bacterial transmission from animals to humans. For more than 40 years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of antibiotics in […]

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Statement by the Animal Health Institute On NARMS Retail Meat Interim Report

The retail meat interim report of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), released yesterday, is good news for consumers.  The report highlights the dramatic decline in the presence of Salmonella in poultry over the past 15 years, a demonstration that pathogen reduction programs implemented in the meat and poultry industry are working to reduce […]

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FDA’s Survey of Milk Finds Few Drug Residues

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced results from its milk sampling survey, involving the testing of nearly 2,000 dairy farms for drug residues in milk. More than 99 percent of the samples are free of drug residues of concern– underscoring the safety of the US milk supply. These findings provide evidence that the nation’s […]

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Vaccines are critical to preventing outbreaks

As public debate around vaccinations is amplified by a measles outbreak, some veterinarians say they’ve seen more pet owners skip vaccinating animals against illnesses such as canine distemper. “The fewer animals that are getting the vaccine, the greater the likelihood that you’re going to have a firestorm if something that is that highly communicable comes […]

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Animal Healthcare Product Sales Stable in 2013

Media Contact: Ron Phillips: (202) 637-2440 Washington, D.C., January 14, 2015 – Spending by Americans on medicines used to protect the health of companion and farm animals was essentially unchanged in 2013 compared to 2012, not adjusted for inflation, according to figures released today by the Animal Health Institute. Sales for medicines for pets and […]

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