Animal Welfare

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

Advancing Animal Welfare Together Symposium

Animal welfare and food industry subject-matter experts come together with leaders from the food supply chain for the 3rd annual Advancing Animal Welfare Together Symposium hosted by Merck Animal Health at Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms. Our goal? Provide a forum for open dialogue to understand needs and challenges and learn from one another in order to work together to advance animal welfare.

How are food chain leaders from farm to table approaching animal welfare? Gain insights from farmers, veterinarians, and restaurant and retail experts.

What is the value in bringing members of the food chain together for two days to discuss animal welfare challenges and opportunities? Learn more here.

Animal Welfare News & Happenings

Animal Welfare in 2020

Five Tips for Prioritizing Animal Welfare in 2020


FARM Animal Care Program New 4.0 Update


States Take on Animal Confinement


Animal Comfort & Safety

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


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common and costly disease affecting the North American beef cattle industry1. Merck Animal Health is proud to offer the latest technology designed to help farmers diagnose BRD and determine its severity in a matter of seconds. This helps ensure a more accurate diagnosis and improved health outcome.

See how Whisper helps veterinarians and producers determine which animals need treatment and the appropriate treatment regimen.

Learn more about how this technology is used in the day-to-day function of a feedyard to support responsible antibiotic use.