Archive: March 2015

Bayer Supports SANParks in Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Published: March 20, 2015
Helping keep Handlers and Dogs of South African National Parks and Table Mountain National Parks in good health.

Two rangers with their dogs. The dogs work in teams to track and apprehend poachers.

Bayer South Africa has extended their partnership with South African National Parks (SANParks) beyond the Anti Rhino Poaching Unit, and will now also be keeping the Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) Dog Unit in ...

Recognizing Animal Contributions on Brain Injury Awareness Day

Published: March 13, 2015
In “Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons,” we learn that mental health is a part of the aging process. And wow are people aging—within the next 5 years, the number of adults aged 65+ will outnumber children under the age of 5[i]!


And research has shown strong evidence to the effect that companion animals are associated with increased self-esteem, life ...

Meet Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides

Published: March 09, 2015
This month we are connecting with Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides @ Bayer HealthCare Animal Health.

What do you do?

In simple words, I’m responsible for filling the global pipeline with new antiparasitic medicines. Sounds easy but medicines are not simply picked from a shelf in a library, but actually need to be discovered. Drug Discovery is about screening large compound libraries to identify biologically active compounds and optimizing such lead ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Bhavisha Patel (Part 2)

Published: March 05, 2015
Why did you decide to study veterinary medicine? 

For my 12th birthday my mum bought me a random book – it just so happened that the author was doing a book signing when she popped into a local bookstore. When I read this fiction book, I became captured by this girl’s life, in which she experienced rich connections with animals and nature, while in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. It made my love for animals real and it sparked my ambition.

Since I was a child I have always ...