Biosecurity and the Control of PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Strategies to help producers control, eliminate infectious diseases like PRRS is at the forefront of researchers minds throughout the country. The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium brings all those like minded folks together to share their discoveries and theories with peers. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) again hosted a seminar during the event focused on building on the best practices …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Veterinary

BIVI & Bayer Agreement for Purchase of U.S. Cydectin®

Jamie Johansen

Bayer and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) have signed an agreement which states Bayer will acquire BIVI’s CYDECTIN bovine and ovine endectocide products in the U.S. Once completed, the deal would include the transfer of CYDECTIN Pour-On, CYDECTIN Injectable and CYDECTIN Oral Drench. These endectocides with the active ingredient moxidectin offer persistent killing of internal parasites at multiple stages, including …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Deworming

Pork Producers Working Together to Control PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Erin Lowe is the Technical Manager for the Solutions Team at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) and has been a driving force behind the Area Regional Control (ARC) programs fight against the control of PRRS. The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium was held over the weekend in Chicago and Dr. Lowe took time to share how the ARC programs …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Swine, Veterinary

BIVI Moves Headquarters to GA After BI/Sanofi Asset Swap

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) will locate its North America and U.S. Animal Health headquarters in Duluth, Ga. as part of its integration planning with Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”), upon the closing of the Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) asset swap signed in June 2016. The U.S. Animal Health leadership team will headquarter at the existing Merial facility in Duluth, while …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial

Big Data in Swine Health – Measure, Model, Fix

Jamie Johansen

When the term ‘big data’ is used in agriculture, we generally think crops. However, we are hearing it more and more in animal agriculture circles. “Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?” turned the conversation towards swine health at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage during …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Veterinary

Swine Health Monitoring Project Update

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium took place over the weekend in Chicago, IL and researchers and swine vets from across the globe gathered to continue the control of the deadly swine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again sponsored a session focused on prevention. Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota, started off the morning by giving an update on …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Abnormal Milk – What Is It Really Telling You? BIVI Explains

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) says visible abnormalities in the milk are often the first sign of mastitis. However, asks the question, “Should they also determine length of treatment?” “Bacteria signal the immune system to produce inflammation, and her immune system goes to work eliminating the bacteria,” said Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with BIVI. “Milk may look abnormal …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Mastitis

BIVI Talks Prevention Tools For Swine Producers

Lizzy Schultz

With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever. The swine group at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) was on hand during NAFB Trade Talk to offer some insight on the most important tools for producers to keep in mind …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, NAFB

Dry Cow Therapy Tips From BIVI

Lizzy Schultz

Treating subclinical infections over a cow’s dry period can help prevent infections around dry-off, and can help provide cows with a fresh start to their next lactation. Here are some tips for effective dry cow therapy, created by Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Dr. Tikofsky suggests choosing a Gram-positive tube, as almost 95 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Mastitis

Oral Calcium Supplement for Dairy from BIVI

Jamie Johansen

A tried and true product for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has been Bovikalc, an oral calcium supplement that provides fast and extended support of blood calcium levels in freshening dairy cows. The World Dairy Expo served as a great platform for BIVI to again showcase the vital calcium supplement. Brand Marketing Manager, Dr. Raffael Lichdi, said, “One of the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Supplements, World Dairy Expo