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WORLD FOOD DAY: THE ROLE OF HEALTHY LIVESTOCK IN FIGHTING HUNGER & IMPROVING NUTRITION

World Food Day: The Role of Healthy Livestock in Fighting Hunger & Improving Nutrition World Food Day calls for action to make healthy...

OPEN SEASON ON TICKS

Whether you're an outdoorsman or prefer a hike to catch the changing colors and cooler weather, the risk of ticks does not fade with...

 
 
 

OWNING A DOG TIED TO LOWERING YOUR RISK OF DYING EARLY BY 24%, SAYS SCIENCE

Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective...

ANIMALS CAN HELP CANCER PATIENTS

A growing body of research examines the impact that pets and animal-assisted therapy can have on cancer patients, and the prognosis...

 
 
 

VACCINATE TO ELIMINATE: THE GLOBAL EFFORT TO CONTROL RABIES

In the U.S., maintaining our pets' rabies vaccinations is a cornerstone of responsible pet ownership. Still, rabies is real threat...

CELEBRATING PETS ON CAPITOL HILL

Last week, members of Congress, their staff, and all-round animal lovers gathered at Pet Night on Capitol Hill to celebrate the human-animal...

 
 
 

ANIMAL HEALTH INDUSTRY WORKING WITH FDA ON JUDICIOUS USE OF ANTIBIOTICS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine today published draft Guidance for Industry 263 outlining a...

BACKYARD BUDDIES: PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE

Observing wildlife near our homes or in public spaces like parks can be interesting, calming, even inspiring. It helps us feel connected...

 
 
 

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PETS ON CAPITOL HILL

For more than ten years, AHI has celebrated pets by hosting a friendly, non-partisan contest to elect the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill. Congressional...

DOGS AROUND THE WORLD: CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DOG DAY

Dogs all over the globe are man's best friend, but owning a dog is so much more than companionship. Dogs can help us be more active,...

 
 
 

OWNING A DOG CAN HELP YOUR HEART, STUDY FINDS

Every day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they're helping their owners' hearts in more ways than one. According to a new study published...

POCKET PETS: SO SMALL, BUT STILL A BIG RESPONSIBILITY

Pocket Pets: So Small, But Still a Big Responsibility Mammals so small they can fit in your pocket are an attractive option for those...

 
 
 

THE POWER OF PETS AND SENIORS

The benefits of pet therapy in rehabilitative environments have become more and more widely recognized, especially for seniors.

JUST A FEW MORE DAYS TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Who has the cutest pet on Capitol Hill? Will it be a big dog or a lap dog? A frisky cat or a cuddly kitten? A rooster or a tortoise?...

 
 
 

AROUND THE BARNYARD: FARM ANIMALS & YOUR HEALTH

For many children, visiting a farm with family or school is a right of passage. Farms provide the real-life experience of hearing the...

AHI JOINS GROUPS IN SUPPORTING ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary...

 
 
 

WINNERS OF THE CUTEST PETS ON CAPITOL HILL CONTEST!

We are proud to announce the winners of the annual Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest. In the spirit of paws-itive politics, this...

AHI JOINS GROUPS IN SUPPORTING ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary...

 
 
 

AROUND THE BARNYARD: FARM ANIMALS & YOUR HEALTH

For many children, visiting a farm with family or school is a right of passage. Farms provide the real-life experience of hearing the...

JUST A FEW MORE DAYS TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Who has the cutest pet on Capitol Hill? Will it be a big dog or a lap dog? A frisky cat or a cuddly kitten? A rooster or a tortoise?...

 
 
 



Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University, 1990 D.V.M., North Carolina State University, 1998 What were you doing... Read more ...

Katie Dabney

Katie Dabney

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S & B.A., Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Psychology, Shippensburg University, 2017... Read more ...

Alexandria Laing

Alexandria Laing

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Integrative Biology, Harvard University, 2019 Current Position: Professional Ice Hockey Player, The NWHL... Read more ...

Mikhala Kaseweter

Mikhala Kaseweter

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Sociology and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary's College, 2017 I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. from Saint... Read more ...

Shannon Giguere

Shannon Giguere

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and... Read more ...

Casey Boyer

Casey Boyer

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal and Poultry Sciences with an emphasis in Companion and Laboratory Animals, Virginia Tech, 2018 What... Read more ...

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Natural Selection is nature's fail-safe method to maintain eugenics. All dogs are different; individual variation is an inherent characteristic of sexual reproduction... Read more ...

Birds in Cities

Birds in Cities

BIrds over city gate, Jaipur, India A 2007 study of urban birds and their close relatives in the wild in 73 major cities across the world found that the native ranges of urban... Read more ...

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Does owning a dog increase the attractiveness of men? Um, yes! Okay, personal opinion aside, science actually says that it does. Dogs are pretty darn good at manipulating our... Read more ...

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Christmas is filled with exciting gifts for humans, but of course, your dogs and cats want to get in on the fun as well! So, last year, Trader Joe's launched an advent calendar... Read more ...