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

Dairy Care 365 Provides Key Training & Proven Success

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Care 365 is a tool from Merck Animal Health to train employees on dairies about animal stockmenship. The series of educational videos are available in multiple languages and provide an assessment at the end. Dr. Mike Bolton serves as the Dairy Technical Services Manager for Merck Animal Health and has been behind the training tool since it’s beginning. I …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Dairy, Merck, World Dairy Expo

Merck Introduces First Injectable Ileitis Vaccine

Kelly Marshall

Merck Animal Health is pleased to introduce PORCILIS™ ILEITIS.  This vaccine is the first that offers a 20-week duration of immunity (DOI) for control of ileitis caused by Lawsonia intracellularis. Ileitis impacts the health and performance of finishing pigs; on average diminishing daily gain by 38 percent and feed efficiency by 27 percent. Given as a single, intramuscular vaccination to …

Agribusiness, Merck, Swine, Vaccine

Merck Animal Health Partners with the NMPF

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health announced a partnership with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), to help ensure a comprehensive, industry-wide approach to employee training and animal care in the dairy industry. The National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) Animal Care Program, covers more than 91% of the nation’s milk supply. Through the partnership, dairy producers across the country will have …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Merck, National Milk

Merck Enhances CreatingConnections™ Program

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health released an educational video about cattle shipping and transportation as part of its CreatingConnections™ program – designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to help reduce stress, improve reproduction and foster stronger immune responses. The first video in the series presents a practical look at low-stress handling techniques that capitalize on beef …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Merck

Merck Adds to Swine Technical Services Team

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health announced that Mark Engle, D.V.M, MS, has joined the company as a senior technical services manager for the Swine Business Unit. Dr. Engle received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University and his master of science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Engle has worked in private practice and swine farm management, as well …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Merck, Pork, Swine