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AHI Open Letter to Scientific American

February 2, 2017 Mariette DeChristina Editor in Chief Scientific American   Dear. Ms. DiChristina: I am writing to express our surprise and disappointment with your recent article “How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table” written by Melinda Wenner Moyer.  The issue of antibiotic resistance is a scientifically technical and nuanced issue with […]

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Animal Health Community Collectively Redefines Antibiotic Use on the Farm

Medically Important Antibiotics No Longer Used for Growth Promotion WASHINGTON – January 3, 2017 – Today, the FDA announced the full implementation of new policies redefining how antibiotics are used to treat food-producing animals. Beginning January 1, antibiotics similar to those used in human medicine that are medically important will no longer be used to […]

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AHI Statement on FDA Summary Report on Antibiotic Sales

December 22, 2016. Today’s antibiotic sales report, as FDA states, has severe limitations in aiding the understanding of the use of antibiotics in food animals.  That’s why we continue to support the USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan to collect useful data to provide information to help farmers and veterinarians to become even better users of […]

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New Research Examining Link Between Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals and Antibiotic Resistance in Humans Leads to More Questions

New article in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition highlights results from a systematic review of campylobacteriosis studies Washington, DC [August 10, 2016] – As controversy continues concerning the use of antibiotics in food animals and the relationship to drug-resistant infections in humans, a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South […]

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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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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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