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Animal Health Industry Commits to FDA Guidance 213

Member Companies to Phase Out Use of Medically Important Antibiotic Products for Growth Promotion March 10, 2014 — Members of the Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA) today announced their written commitments to align all affected products with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy on judicious use of antibiotics.   [...]

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Animal Health Stakeholders Discuss FDA Policy

Washington, D.C.  – Yesterday, representatives from the Animal Health Institute (AHI), National Pork Producers Council, and the American Veterinary Medical Association hosted a media call to discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s publication of the final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). These documents implement FDA’s policy of promoting judicious use of antibiotics [...]

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Animal Health Institute Statement on FDA Final Guidance 213

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Animal Health Institute (AHI) issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s publication of the final Guidance 213 and proposed VFD rule implementing the policy of extending veterinary oversight and eliminating  the subtherapeutic use of medical important antibiotics in animal agriculture. “Today’s publication of the Food and [...]

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Animal healthcare products continue sales recovery in 2012

Media Contact:    Ron Phillips:    (202) 637-2440 Washington, D.C., November 22, 2013 – Spending by Americans on products used to protect the health of companion and farm animals increased 5 percent in 2012 over 2011, not adjusted for inflation, totaling nearly $7.4 billion, according to the Animal Health Institute’s Market Sales Report. The three product [...]

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Animal health companies increase investments in research and development in 2012

Media Contact: Ron Phillips     (202) 637-2440 WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2013 –Animal Health Institute member companies invested $747 million in 2012 on the discovery and development of new medicines for animals and the maintenance of existing products.  That figure is a 4.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to AHI’s latest Research and Development [...]

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Advances in Animal Agriculture (via Animal Agriculture Alliance)

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report detailing the efforts and progress America’s livestock, poultry and egg producers have made over more than a decade in ensuring animal well-being, protecting the environment, using antibiotics responsibly and producing the world’s safest food. Titled “Advances in Animal Agriculture; What the Center for a Livable Future, Pew Commission [...]

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Human-Animal Medicine: Communicating Across the Species Divide

On June 25th, 2013, the Animal Health Institute (AHI), along with the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges brought together physicians, veterinarians, policymakers, academics and industry stakeholders for a panel discussion. The event on Capitol Hill focused on the nexus between human and animal health and examined the [...]

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Traveling exhibit celebrates pets and veterinarians (via Chicago Tribune)

A new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” allows visitors to play veterinarian, learn about food safety and many of the ways which pets help people. The free exhibit is also a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It includes several interactive modules which offer [...]

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AHI’s Open Letter to Veterinarians on Animal Drug Compounding

AHI is involved in the Congressional debate on animal drug compounding. We believe legal, veterinary-driven compounding is important for animal health, but abuses threaten the health and safety of animals. See our open letter to veterinarians for more information on our views of animal drug compounding.   For additional information visit our page on Animal [...]

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Ground turkey is actually safe, despite reports (via USA Today)

AHI’s Richard Carnevale, DVM,  was recently published in an opinion column in USA Today. Ground turkey is actually safe, despite reports, counters the negative coverage of the Consumer Reports study and shows how the results actually should be quite encouraging to consumers who expect food producers to deliver a healthful product. Read the full piece [...]

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