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Creation of Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture

AHI’s Dr. Richard Carnevale was recently named a task force member for a new group on antibiotic resistance in agriculture. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) recently announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is […]

Rats and Their Alarming Bugs

Rats living in New York City carry a multitude of zoonotic pathogens, according to Columbia University research published in the journal mBio. Using DNA testing on rats collected from New York City, researchers identified E. coli, Salmonella, Seoul hantavirus, Leptospira and 18 previously unknown viruses with similarities to known zoonotic pathogens. Read more from The […]

Healthy Animals Fall Newsletter

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Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals

A new study suggests the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could extend far beyond earlier predictions. The researchers used knowledge of species that carry Ebola as well as environmental information to help identify “zoonotic niches” where transmission from animals to humans could occur — something they note is actually a rare event. The Ebola […]

The perks of pet ownership for retirees

Owning a pet can offer companionship, but researchers are saying pets offer more perks, including better physical and emotional health for aging generations. About 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, according to a recent survey from the American Pet Products Association. The pets can be an essential part of the family — especially […]