Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires Fort Dodge Products

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has closed a deal with Pfizer to acquire a significant portion of the Fort Dodge Animal Health business. The acquisition, which includes products in the U.S., Australia, Canada and South Africa, as well as two manufacturing and research facilities located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, significantly increases the size of Boehringer Ingelheim’s companion animal and cattle …

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Pfizer Adds Fort Dodge Products with Wyeth Aquisition

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Pfizer Animal Health was unveiled last week as Pfizer’s acquisition of Wyeth, including its subsidiary Fort Dodge Animal Health, was completed. The acquisition of many of Fort Dodge’s U.S. products allows Pfizer Animal Health to greatly diversify its U.S. portfolio, as well as broaden its offering in all animal health segments. Pfizer Animal Health now offers an enhanced …

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Fort Dodge Dairy Producer Short Course

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is our next installment in a series of online Dairy Producer Short Courses from our sponsor, Fort Dodge Animal Health. Our topic this week is BVD VACCINE: “PRIMING” IMMUNE RESPONSE. Fort Dodge Animal Health’s Mark van der List, DVM, technical services consultant, explains some of the current research suggesting you can get a better vaccine response by leading a …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health

Ag Secretary Listens to California Dairy Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

In the largest dairy producing area of the top dairy state, it was no surprise that dairy was the number one topic addressed during a visit by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Modesto, California last week on his Rural Tour. Vilsack was joined at the event by California Congressman Dennis Cardoza, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and California Secretary …

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Fort Dodge Dairy Producer Short Course

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is our next installment in a series of online Dairy Producer Short Courses from our sponsor, Fort Dodge Animal Health. Our topic this week is BVD: AVOIDING PERSISTENT INFECTION. Never had a PI in your dairy? Good to hear, says Mark van der List, DVM, Fort Dodge Animal Health senior veterinary consultant. You’ve probably never had a house fi …

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Milking Parlor Podcast on Dairy Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Milking Parlor podcast focuses on what is being done on the national level to address the current dairy industry crisis. From congressional actions to USDA to the dairy industry itself, we hear from Congressman John Boccieri, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, University of Wisconsin Ag Economist Dr. Bruce Jones and National Milk Producers Federation …

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Fort Dodge Dairy Producer Short Course

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is our next installment in a series of online Dairy Producer Short Courses from our sponsor, Fort Dodge Animal Health. Our topic this week is BVD Vaccination: Staying One Jump Ahead. The BVD virus taught dairy producers not to take it for granted when it killed thousands of cows in 1993. Its ability to mutate presents a challenge when …

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Fort Dodge Dairy Producer Short Course

Chuck Zimmerman

You can find a series of Dairy Producer Short Courses from our sponsor, Fort Dodge Animal Health, online. I’m going to feature some summaries of them here for you. In this first one the topic is BRSV (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus) which Fort Dodge calls the “stealth disease” of dairies. BRSV typically hits young calves hardest. Its microscopic lung lesions …

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Dairy Cattle Vaccine Now Available

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest sponsor here on World Dairy Diary, Ft. Dodge Animal Health, has announced that it has inventory of its PYRAMID® 10 vaccine. This is the one that will help producers protect their cattle from major bovine diseases. PYRAMID 10 is a highly effective, single-dose vaccine that provides protection against 10 respiratory and reproductive bovine diseases, including infectious bovine rhinotracheitis …

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