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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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AHI Comment on PCAST Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Like the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report provides an important perspective and context on antibiotic resistance and the role of both human and animal medicine. The Animal Health Institute [...]

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AHI Response to Reuters Story on Antibiotic Use in Chicken

Antibiotics are important tools used by producers and veterinarians to keep food animals healthy, which is essential to maintaining a healthy food supply. It is important to remember that they are only one of several tools and practices used. Animal health companies, producers and veterinarians work hard to minimize the need for antibiotics, use them [...]

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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Deer (via Outdoor Channel)

Texas wildlife officials confirmed a case of naturally occurring anthrax in an infected white-tailed deer. This is the second confirmed case of anthrax this summer, but it is the first case this year to be recorded in a wild animal. The first case was confirmed in a goat in June. According to a Texas Parks [...]

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FDA updates Lists of Feed Mill Licenses & VFD Distrbutor Notifcations (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its lists of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Distributor Notifications. Licensed facilities are allowed to manufacture animal feeds from Category II, Type A medicated articles. A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD [...]

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West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico (via Southwest Farm Press)

Officials in New Mexico are alerting people to the dangers of West Nile virus after the potentially deadly infection was confirmed in two horses and one human. The 45-year-old woman is likely to recover, but both horses were euthanized. The rainy season in the region may be responsible for the uptick in West Nile virus [...]

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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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