Animal Welfare

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

Caring for Animals &
Creating Trust

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.

Stories of dedication to animal welfare by ranchers and veterinarians.

Animal care is paramount. A five-generation legacy at Bruning Farms Cattle Ranch.

Animal welfare comes from the heart. A veterinarian’s commitment to animal welfare on a swine farm.

Animal Welfare News & Happenings

Animal Welfare in 2020

Five Tips for Prioritizing Animal Welfare in 2020

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR DAIRIES 4.0

FARM Animal Care Program New 4.0 Update

STATES ON ANIMAL CONFINEMENT

States Take on Animal Confinement

Resources

Animal Vaccines

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

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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.

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Navigating A Crisis Starts with Preparedness

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

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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.

(1) https://www.beefresearch.ca/research/animal-health-welfare.cfm