The Experts in Animal Health

The U.S. Animal Health Industry: Its pioneers and their legacy of innovation

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In the late 19th century, hog cholera was a horrific threat, wiping out 10% of the U.S. swine population at its peak. The fight against cholera drove the U.S. animal health industry into being. The cure required unprecedented scientific research and the development, approval, and delivery of innovative products. This type of research, production, and distribution of animal health products became the basis for what is today a $5 billion industry. This book documents the history of the companies and associations that significantly impacted this development and captures the voices of many of the principal players in the early days of the industry.

Chapter 1 – The beginning: Hogs, disease, and touch and rugged men
Chapter 2 – An industry blooms: From cattle ticks to dog fleas
Chapter 3 – Science that works for a living and for the living (company histories)
Chapter 4 – Medicine movers (distributor histories)
Chapter 5 – Strength in numbers: The formation of key industry associations
Chapter 6 – Voice of the industry: A look back and a look forward


Publisher: Advanstar Communications – Hard cover, gift-style book – 144 pages
Dimensions: 10 x 11.62 inches, Weight: approx. 2 lbs.

The book is available for immediate shipping for $35.00 per copy plus shipping & handling.

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