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AHI Statement on FDA Proposed Rule on Antibiotic Sales Data

Washington, D.C. – Animal health companies have been complying with the provisions of ADUFA Section 105 since 2008 by providing annual antibiotic sales data for food producing animals to the Food and Drug Administration. Today’s proposed regulation expands on those requirements. The Animal Health Institute has always supported the collection and use of data that […]

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AHI Statement on Tyson Foods Antibiotic Policy

Washington, D.C. – Animal health companies are committed to implementation of the FDA judicious use policy requiring the elimination of growth promotion uses of medically important antibiotics and requiring veterinary supervision for all remaining uses.    As a result, these antibiotics will be used only to fight disease under the supervision of a veterinarian.  Along with […]

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Animal Health Institute Statement on NARMS Retail Meat Results

Washington, D.C. – Today’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System’s 2012 Retail Meat report is significant and welcome. It shows that antibiotics can and are being used to effectively keep food animals healthy while minimizing the potential for transfer of resistant bacteria from animals to people. Antibiotic resistant is a major health concern, and the Centers […]

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AHI Statement on Tyson Foods Antibiotic Policy

Washington, D.C. – Animal health companies are committed to implementation of the FDA judicious use policy requiring the elimination of growth promotion uses of medically important antibiotics and requiring veterinary supervision for all remaining uses.    As a result, these antibiotics will be used only to fight disease under the supervision of a veterinarian.  Along with […]

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White House Unveils Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs (via ABC News)

The White House announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The plan is the result of an order President Obama signed in September forming a task force on the issue. While focusing on human health, the plan also addresses animal use of antibiotics and supports FDA’s current plan of action. […]

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USDA to launch new equine study this spring (via Feedstuffs)

This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch “Equine 2015,” NAHMS third national study of the U.S. equine industry. As with NAHMS’ 1998 and 2005 equine studies, “Equine 2015″ was designed to provide participants, industry and animal health officials with information on the nation’s equine population that will […]

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Video: Roles, Responsibilities & Realities Veterinarians Face

Veterinarian’s responsibility in keeping animals healthy is an essential part of the human health ecosystem. Whether working on the farm, in private or corporate practice, government, academia or uniformed services, veterinarians play an increasingly critical role in protecting public health. On June 20, 2012, the Animal Health Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association co-hosted  […]

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Video: Pet Night Media Briefing 2011

On September 22, 2011, the Animal Health Institute hosted its 15th annual Celebrity Pet Night on Capitol Hill. The event brought together Members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the animal health and agriculture community who came ready to pose for photos with the famous pets. This year’s honorees were the adorable French bulldog […]

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Regulating Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Regulating Antibiotics in Animal Feed was presented at the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2011 Future Trends in Animal Agriculture Symposium, held in Washington, DC.  

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Video: Roles, Responsibilities & Realities Veterinarians Face

Veterinarian’s responsibility in keeping animals healthy is an essential part of the human health ecosystem. Whether working on the farm, in private or corporate practice, government, academia or uniformed services, veterinarians play an increasingly critical role in protecting public health. On June 20, 2012, the Animal Health Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association co-hosted  […]

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Video: Pet Night Media Briefing 2011

On September 22, 2011, the Animal Health Institute hosted its 15th annual Celebrity Pet Night on Capitol Hill. The event brought together Members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the animal health and agriculture community who came ready to pose for photos with the famous pets. This year’s honorees were the adorable French bulldog […]

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Ron Phillips Talks About Animal Health in the US

Ron Phillips, AHI’s Vice President for Legislative and Public Affairs, talks to Animal Pharm about the main animal health issues in the U.S., such as the availability of veterinary drugs and the use of antibiotics in farm animals. He also discusses Denmark’s position on these issues.

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