Archive: February 2016

Bayer supports One Health approach with educational activities in Thailand

Published: February 15, 2016
Bayer supports the One Health approach, which addresses zoonotic disease – an important topic that affects the health of millions of people worldwide. Essentially, One Health recognizes that the health of humans and animals is connected. The One Health: Mha-Maew Yim Dai, Jao Nai Yim Duay’ campaign (meaning: if the pets are healthy, the owners are happy) is a corporate social responsibility program and partnership between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University (Bangkok), and Bayer Thai Company Limited. The program involved working with 2,000 students in Bangkok and Nonthaburi public school areas to educate them on how the health of humans and animals are connected in the ecosystem—an ecosystem which includes zoonotic diseases and which may allow for disease ...

ZIKA – is it a Companion Vector-Borne Disease?

Published: February 12, 2016
For the past few weeks and months, we at Bayer Animal Health have been closely monitoring the rising tide of Zika awareness and news. Within the past week, global organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have, based upon scientific data and disease surveillance, called Zika a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).”With so much attention, and with mosquitoes cited as the insect vector in Zika transmission, we wanted to understand if pets, or animals, also played a role in disease transmission as they may in Companion Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD) ...

Supporting Mine Detection Dogs While Protecting Against Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (Part 2)

Published: February 09, 2016
We recently learned of Bayer colleagues in Norway who are supporting the work of Norwegian People’s Aid—an organization working to clear the world of land mines with the help of working dogs. Our Bayer colleagues in Norway provided products to help support the dogs in their work. We connected with Norwegian People’s Aid veterinarian, Charlotte Søyland, to learn more about this exciting initiative. Here, we cover our conversation with Charlotte in a two-part ...