Research and Resources

Animal Medicines Research

Research is the most fundamental component that drives our industry, ranging from simple veterinary care to the health and maintenance of a pet to the prevention of diseases like avian flu. AHI’s member companies provide the capital and intellectual investment necessary to advance the science of healthcare responsible for contributing to the wellness of animals, and the creation of a healthier planet for animals and humans.

This section is intended to be a resource center for those who are interested in the latest animal health and medical research. Feel free to email us at if there is relevant research you would like us to consider posting.

We have divided this section into the following research categories:

Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases and Animals in Public Settings
May 6, 2011
Recap from Food Safety News
Sources: National Association of Public Health Veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Additional information on Zoonotic Diseases at CDC

Pets and People

Pets and The Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
April 2003
White paper
Sources: Emory Center for Health in Aging and PAWSitive InterAction

A Scientific Look at the Human-Animal Bond
May 2002
White paper
Sources: Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine – Center for the Human-Animal Bond and PAWSitive InterAction

27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health
July 9, 2009
Source: WebMD


Mather, A. E. et al. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
An ecological approach to assessing the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in animal and human populations. Nov 16, 2011 (online before print)

International Food Technologists
Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Food System
August 2, 2006
Press Release: Eliminating Antibiotics from Food Animals Is Unwise

Veterinary Antibiotic Usage and Resistance Surveillance Working Group
Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Usage in Animals in the Netherlands in 2006-2007

The Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Programme (DANMAP)
Use of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from food animals, foods and humans in Denmark
2009 Report

American Veterinary Medical Association
Response to the final report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production
November 5, 2009

American Veterinary Medical Association – Resources on Animal Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance