Caring for Animals & Creating Trust
Prioritizing animal health and welfare.

Improving the health, comfort and care, and well-being of animals.

Animal health and welfare practices are a top priority for farmers, ranchers and veterinarians who care for animals every day. Sharing their stories and collaborating with stakeholders to improve animal health and welfare practices helps build consumer trust in food and farming and the food supply chain.

Unconditional Commitment to Animal Welfare

Merck Animal Health veterinarian Dave Sjecklocha shares why he decided to become a livestock animal veterinarian and what good animal health and welfare means to him and Merck Animal Health.

Animal Welfare in Agriculture

Remembering Merck Animal Health veterinarian and Animal Welfare Lead for North America, Angela Baysinger as she highlights solutions farmers, ranchers and veterinarians use to improve animal welfare in agriculture.

Merck Animal Health has hosted the Advancing Animal Welfare Together Symposium annually since 2017 as part of our Unconditional commitment to animal health and welfare.

The symposium brings together renowned animal welfare experts and thought leaders from food animal producers, academics, processing and retail to address the importance of understanding practices essential to animal health and welfare today – and the advancements possible in the future. The symposium initiates the exploration of important topics at every step from farm to table, new partnerships are formed, and we can find new ways to advance animal health and welfare in agriculture together through open discussions.

Caring for Animals &
Creating Trust Videos

At Merck Animal Health, we are sharing the stories of farmers, ranchers and veterinarians dedicated to raising food for American dinner tables. By facilitating a greater understanding of how food is grown and raised, we help bridge the gap between farm
and table and advocate for agriculture.

Growing together for a better tomorrow.

Learn how the Pagel family has kept animal health and welfare at the forefront as their dairy farm and family business has grown over three generations.

Looking forward to future generations.

See how Sunset Farms has embraced animal health and production technology to continue to keep the 175-year-old dairy farm sustainable long into the future.

The future looks bright.

The youngest generation on customer farms speaks to the legacies built by generations that came before them and how they hope to take their dairies and animal welfare in agriculture to the next level.

The generational commitment of farmers and ranchers to feed the world.

It takes a team of many people in a variety of roles to care for livestock animals and flocks to deliver nutritious, wholesome products. Learn how each individual plays a role to ensure healthy animals and healthy products.

Putting animals first.

See how Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch and Cattle Empire continuously improve animal health and welfare and take a preventative and proactive approach to livestock and flock health.


Animal Comfort & Safety

Did you know that indoor housing allows for better control of the animal’s environment? Learn more about animal health and welfare, a farmer’s top priority.


Navigating A Crisis Starts with Preparedness

There are six key areas where a crisis can strike. Are you ready?


Putting Antibiotics into Perspective

Learn how responsible use of antibiotics helps animals and people.


Animal Vaccines

Did you know animal vaccines benefit people, too? Find out how vaccines benefit animals, people and the environment.


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Industry-Leading Animal Welfare Programs

Our customers are facing challenges that are more complex and evolving faster than ever. That’s why we are committed to providing resources and programs to help tackle these challenges.

Cattle Care365

Cattle Care365

Animal handling training and resources for beef cattle caretakers to keep their livestock safe, productive and healthy. Inspiring a culture of care throughout the beef cattle community each day, every day, 365 days a year.

Dairy Care365

Employee training and resources for dairy animal caretakers from handling newborn calves to moving cows to the parlor. Since 2012, Merck Animal Health has collaborated with the industry to provide this important resource.

Aqua Care365

The latest animal handling training from Merck Animal Health. Aqua Care365 includes employee training to ensure everyone working with fish has an understanding of normal fish behavior and can handle and treat fish with the best quality care.