Highlights Policy Important to Protect Animal, Human Health
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Health Institute (AHI) today launched its newly designed "Keeping Animals Healthy" website to help consumers and policymakers better understand the important role of public policy in providing animal medicines to keep both animals and humans healthy.
"Americans are becoming more aware of the relationship between animal health and public health," said AHI President and CEO Alexander S. Mathews. "Thoughtful public policies are needed to manage the risk of diseases that can be spread between animals and humans."
Animal medicines are valuable tools needed by veterinarians and livestock and poultry producers to keep pets and farm animals healthy. Exciting breakthroughs are being made on products that are successfully extending the length and quality of life for dogs and cats and on products that will help livestock and poultry producers deliver a safer product to American consumers.
The website, http://www.keepanimalshealthy.org, explains the advocacy positions taken by AHI to promote animal health and gives the public information about the rigorous, science-based review processes in place at the federal agencies that regulate animal health products.
"The public and policymakers at the federal, state and local levels are more interested than ever in ways to protect human health by protecting animal health," said Mathews. "We hope this website is a valuable source of information for those interested in effectively protecting animal health."
AHI represents the manufacturers of animal health products - the pharmaceuticals, vaccines and feed additives used in modern food production, and the medicines that keep pets healthy.
|SOURCE Animal Health Institute|
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