Merck Solutions Driven By Prevention

Lizzy Schultz

As the industry continues to buckle down on antibiotic regulations, maximizing the immunity of a herd is more important than ever. The team at Merck Animal Health is driven by the idea of maximizing prevention efforts. Dr. Tim Parks, DVM, Technical Service Veterinarian, was on hand during the 2016 NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the most important factors in play …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Calves, Cattle, Merck, NAFB

Merck Helps #SpeakAg at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health is a devout supporter of the National FFA Organization, which was evident throughout the 89th National FFA Convention with their sponsorship of the opening session, lanyards and presence in the expo. I caught up with Cameron Aguiar, national accounts manager, Merck, who said, “FFA is the future of America. We find value in educating kids on the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Livestock, Merck

Merck’s Latest Updates to Dairy Care365

Lizzy Schultz

Merck Animal Health was on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the latest updates to Dairy Care365, an online training series that was developed to train, equip and support dairy producers, employees and veterinarians so they’re able to provide the best possible care for dairy animals 365 days a year. Dr. Mike Bolton, DVM, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Biosecurity, Dairy, dairy farming, Merck, World Dairy Expo

Merck Receives USDA License for BOVILIS CORONAVIRUS

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 World Dairy Expo was the perfect venue for Merck Animal Health to debut their BOVILIS® CORONAVIRUS, the 1st USDA-approved modified-live intranasal vaccine to aid in reduction of enteric disease caused by Bovine Coronavirus (BCV). BCV is commonly transferred by animals during periods of stress, including shipping, parturition, cold weather, commingling or delivery to a backgrounding facility or feedyard. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Merck, Vaccine, World Dairy Expo

Merck Animal Health Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health has launched a new app for Apple and Android. The Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an independent sustainability consultant. Data from peer-reviewed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Merck, sustainability

FARM Program, Merck Offer Animal Health Webinars

Lizzy Schultz

The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program , which is administered by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), has announced that it is teaming up with Merck Animal Health to offer a series of animal health webinars that will further build upon the strong partnership established last year between the Merck Dairy Care365 Program and the FARM Program. This decision …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Health, Merck, National Milk, Uncategorized, Webinar

Merck & AAEP Present Equine Vet Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

During this year’s American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, five veterinary students were the inaugural recipients of $5,000 scholarships through the Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation scholarship program. The following five students received the awards during the Dec. 7 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture during the AAEP Convention: Sarah Colmer, University of Pennsylvania Leanne Fowler, …

AAEP, Animal Health, Equine, Merck, University, Veterinary

Merck Animal Health Focuses on Feedlot Stockmanship

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health is committed to supporting cattlemen in their efforts to make continuous improvements through its CreatingConnections™ Educational Series. The second module is now available and features leading cattle-handling experts who provide valuable insights on achieving excellent feedlot stockmanship. “In this video, our focus is on building the animal’s confidence and trust so that the cattle are willing to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Merck

Merck Talks Antibiotics & Producer Training

Lizzy Schultz

As the agriculture community came together during the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to share the latest information on their industry, the team behind Merck Animal Health was excited to discuss one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture: Antibiotic Stewardship. The first expert we heard from was Dr. Rick Sibbel, DVM, who currently heads up the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Merck, NAFB, Vaccine

Merck Connects with Future of Ag

Jamie Johansen

For Merck Animal Health, the 88th National FFA Convention wasn’t about teaching students about their products, they focused on where students get their information about science, food and agriculture. I spoke with Merck’s Jim Miles, marketing manager for the fed cattle business, in their booth to learn more about their commitment to the future of agriculture. “It’s making them realize …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Merck