The Economic and Social Contributions of the Animal Health Industry

By improving the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals, the animal health industry contributes significant economic and social benefits across America. Check out the video to learn more.

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Vaccines

AHI members in the biologics industry continue to invest millions of dollars in the development of effective vaccines to advance the control and eradication of zoonotic disease in animals. Working closely with the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) these vaccines are licensed and made available to the animal health industry.

Learn how AHI member companies are advancing research in animal vaccines.

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Flea and Tick Products

AHI research and development companies produce medicines for animals including flea and tick spot-on products sold through veterinarians.  Millions of doses have been safely used in dogs and cats enabling pet owners to fully enjoy the companionship of their pets.

Learn how AHI member companies are driving innovation in flea and tick products.

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Pharmaceuticals

AHI member companies make a broad range of pharmaceutical products, including anti-parasitic drugs, anti-inflammatory medications, anesthetics, pain medications, antibiotics and specialized products used to manage reproductive, cardiovascular or metabolic conditions.

Learn how AHI member companies are improving animal pharmaceuticals for today and the future.

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Innovation

Each year, AHI member companies spend 10 – 12% of their sales investing in new innovations in animal health. Scientists have developed numerous medicines that have resulted in dramatic improvements in the prevention and treatment of animal health issues, protecting both human and animal health.

Learn how AHI member companies are investing in animal health innovations.

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Latest News

FDA Report on Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Food Producing Animals

FDA Report on Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Food Producing Animals Washington, D.C., December 18, 2018 – Today’s antibiotic sales report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) represents the first year of implementation of the agency’s Judicious Use Program. As part of the Judicious Use Program, the animal health industry worked cooperatively with […]

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Animal Disease Preparedness In The 2018 Farm Bill

Animal Disease Preparedness In The 2018 Farm Bill Washington, D.C., December 11, 2018 – The 2018 Farm Bill conference report contains important provisions to increase our country’s preparedness to respond to foreign animal disease threats.  The establishment of a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank and increased funding for surveillance and diagnostic support through the National Animal […]

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AHI Statement on Senate Passage of H.R. 5554

The Animal Health Institute expressed appreciation to the U.S. Senate for passage of the Animal Drug and Generic Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018.  The bill benefits pet owners, food producers and consumers and veterinarians by ensuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the resources necessary to review and approve animal medications […]

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AHI Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5554

The Animal Health Institute expressed appreciation to the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Animal Drug and Generic Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018. The bill benefits pet owners, food producers and consumers and veterinarians by ensuring the Food and Drug Administration has the resources necessary to review and approve animal medications […]

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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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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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