Understanding Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus is a devastating disease in cattle. But many producers may not realize that Type 1b is the most common subtype of the disease. Dr. Steve Foulke with Boehringer Ingelheim said many vaccines do not even cover Type 1b. “The vaccines that are out there on the market contain Type 1a and Type 2a in them, …

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Fighting Bovine Respiratory Disease

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the leading cause of calf death after weaning. Boehringer Ingelheim takes a holistic approach when helping producers fight the disease, said Professional Services Veterinarian Dr. Rich Linhart. “We look at everything on the ranch, from personnel to feed bunk space to mud to wind to the way pens are set up, and cattle flow,” said …

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The Power of Prevention

jamie johansen

Prevention truly is key when it comes to herd health. During the NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) vets were there to discuss the economic proof points on why stopping problems before they started leads to reduced antibiotic use and higher profitability for producers’ operations. “We are seeing more and more people interested in preventing disease instead of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA

Respected Swine Vet Killed in Car Crash in Czech Republic

Jamie Johansen

We send prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group at the University of Minnesota. Bob died in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Others in the swine community killed in the crash were Deb Spronk, 60, wife of swine veterinarian Gordon Spronk, and Pam …

AASV, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Research, Swine

Boehringer Ingelheim Markets Novozymes Poultry Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Nutrition, Poultry, Probiotics

Boehringer Ingelheim Talks Merial Acquisition

Kelly Marshall

Boehringer Ingelheim had a strong presence at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Not only did AgWired’s Jamie Johansen find them sponsoring the media room, they also sponsored the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and support the Stockmen and Stewardship program. It’s the right thing for producers, cattle, and ultimately the consumer Steve Boren, Boehringer Ingelheim executive …

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Ceva Acquires Product Portfolios From Merial, BIVI

Lizzy Schultz

Ceva Santé Animale has completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products from Boehringer Ingelheim following its acquisition of Merial Animal Health. The new product portfolio includes swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. All products will be immediately available through local Ceva companies or its distributors, with no interruption of supply. Products acquired in the acquisition are …

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Sanofi & Boehringer Ingelheim Business Swap Confirmed

Jamie Johansen

Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim confirmed the strategic transaction signed in June 2016, which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health business (Merial) and Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare (CHC) business, has been successfully closed in most markets on January 1st 2017. The closing of the acquisition of Merial in Mexico and the Merial and CHC swap in India have been …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial

Record 3,300 Free BQA Certifications Thanks to BIVI

Jamie Johansen

This fall, more than 3,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, the largest number in the history of free-certifications supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Through the sponsorship of the BQA certification program, BIVI provides financial support for the Beef Cattle Institute, which developed the certification module. The checkoff-funded BQA program is important to the …

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A History Lesson on Shed & Spread of PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Roger Main, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, gave the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium a history lesson on PRRS and the impact vaccinations have played in it’s control during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. sponsored session. “We are 30 years into the virus being alive and well in North America. We are 20 years past the initial …

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