15 episodes

Rediscovering the Power of Healthy Animals Podcast
Join us on our journey as we discuss how healthy animals can unlock solutions to some of our greatest global issues like malnourishment, anxiety and resource scarcity. Industry experts join our show to help us uncover why animals are the x-factor.

Rediscovering the Power of Healthy Animals - Animal X-Factor Elanco Animal Health

    • Life Sciences

Rediscovering the Power of Healthy Animals Podcast
Join us on our journey as we discuss how healthy animals can unlock solutions to some of our greatest global issues like malnourishment, anxiety and resource scarcity. Industry experts join our show to help us uncover why animals are the x-factor.

    Pets with Purpose: How Companion Animals Keep Us Healthy and Happy

    Pets with Purpose: How Companion Animals Keep Us Healthy and Happy

    During the best of times and in challenging moments alike, our pets offer emotional companionship and encourage us to lead an active lifestyle that keeps us healthy and happy. A recent study conducted by Elanco shows that people are spending more time with their pets during COVID-19, have benefitted from this human-animal bond and plan to take their pets to more places after the pandemic. In this episode, Dr. Andy Roark explores the purposeful role companion animals play in helping us lead meaningful lives.

    • 29 min
    We Are All Ears: The Benefits of Reading to Pets

    We Are All Ears: The Benefits of Reading to Pets

    Our pets play an important role in our lives, encouraging us to be more active and providing emotional companionship to combat loneliness and social isolation. There’s one more benefit to uncover – pets can help us improve our literary skills. As many children are attending school virtually, reading to pets is an effective way to continue learning at home. In this episode, we join Pet Partners in a discussion about the benefits of reading to our pets and why our furry friends are great listeners.

    • 22 min
    Virtual Vet Care: How Telemedicine Will Influence the Future of Animal Health

    Virtual Vet Care: How Telemedicine Will Influence the Future of Animal Health

    Veterinary medicine is evolving, and COVID-19 has been a catalyst in changing the way animals, from cats to cows, receive care. Most notably, the rise in telemedicine during the pandemic has provided opportunities to strengthen the bond between veterinarians and animal owners. In this episode, Dr. Aaron Smiley, President of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Apryle Horbal, President and Founder of VetNOW, will discuss telemedicine’s impact on maintaining animal health and the future of virtual veterinary care.

    • 28 min
    Protein During a Pandemic: Addressing Food Security Concerns During COVID-19

    Protein During a Pandemic: Addressing Food Security Concerns During COVID-19

    In the midst of COVID-19 and concerns about food security, animal-based proteins such as meat, milk and eggs are flying off grocery store shelves while manufacturing plants have been shut down to limit the spread of the virus among employees. Food banks are also experiencing a surge in demand as the ability to access affordable, nutritious food becomes a challenge for many families. In this episode, Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, Director of Feed The Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, explains how COVID-19 is impacting global food security and what it means for the future of our protein/food supply chain. This episode also features a conversation with Elanco Foundation grant recipients, Harvesters Community Food Network Chief Operating Officer Steve Davis and European Food Banks Federation President Jacques Vandenschrik, as they discuss the issues they’re facing to meet food security needs during COVID-19.

    • 49 min
    Let’s Clear the Air: Debunking Common Misconceptions about Animals’ Impact on the Environment

    Let’s Clear the Air: Debunking Common Misconceptions about Animals’ Impact on the Environment

    As people pay more attention to their environmental impact and aim to create a more sustainable world, it’s important for them to know what’s fact vs. fiction. Food animals are often cited as a major part of the environmental problem; however, healthy animals should be viewed as part of the solution. In this episode, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis explains common misconceptions about animals’ impact on the environment and research to reduce methane emissions. Visit elanco.com/rediscover for more information.

    • 37 min
    Animals Rediscovered Xpert Edition: Elanco's Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Animal Welfare Officer Discuss Coronavirus and Plant-Based Protein

    Animals Rediscovered Xpert Edition: Elanco's Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Animal Welfare Officer Discuss Coronavirus and Plant-Based Protein

    What does the coronavirus tell us about our global, connected society? And can plant-based diets really impact climate change? In the latest Xpert Edition podcast episode, Elanco's Chief Medical Officer Shabbir Simjee, Chief Animal Welfare Officer Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo and Chief Sustainability Officer Sara Place dive into recent headlines bringing animal health front and center of the conversation. Visit elanco.com/rediscover for more information.

    • 24 min

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