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 ...

Supporting Mine Detection Dogs While Protecting Against Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (Part 1)

Published: January 29, 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 ...

Pet Ownership: Saving Billions for Health

Published: January 14, 2016
At Bayer we’ve long supported the human-animal bond and how the connection between pets and people can positively support the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of humans and human health. And just recently, HABRI—the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, has released new data describing the systemic cost savings of pets to the United States healthcare system. The HABRI report is the first of its kind from the United States and adds to the growing tide of information evidencing the positive role of pets for individuals and healthcare ...

Happy Holidays 4 Furry Companions

Published: December 22, 2015
#3 Holidays: relaxing for some, stressful for others

The holidays are coming closer and closer – and some of you may already be vacationing and getting prepared. This special time of the year is typical for seeing friends and family, enjoying good food, and resting and relaxing to gather new energy for the upcoming year.

It is a very happy and joyful time for us, but sometimes, it can be very stressful for our companion animals. Due to changes in daily routines, pets can sometimes become anxious and restless. During the holidays, it’s common for us to enjoy late mornings, walk the dog irregularly and at different times, and this can often come with a shift in feeding time as well. Also, many guests, no matter if known or unknown to your furry friend, may enter your home with uncommon noise, new smells and sometimes this can lead to more stress for our ...

Bayer Animal Health partners with Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute in China to help facilitate sustainable dairy farming

Published: December 18, 2015
Bayer and Nestlé signed a collaboration agreement to help facilitate sustainable development of China’s dairy farming industry by enhancing the capabilities of farmers through the Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute (DFI).

Partnering towards sustainable dairy farming
L-R: André Glatow (Head of Bayer Animal Health in China) with Zheng Zhang (General Manager, Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute) and Rinse Boersma (Global Marketing Director of Dairy Cattle, Bayer Animal Health), after the signing of ...

Happy Holidays 4 Furry Companions

Published: December 16, 2015
#2 Pets as Presents

It’s the end of the year and the holiday season is - in some cultures - inevitably connected to a hectic gift-shopping-marathon—and finding the perfect present isn’t always easy… We try to give our loved ones a present they will always remember and sometimes a pet appears to be ideal.

Pets often give their new owners “oooos”, “aaahss”, bright smiles, and shining eyes, but this kind of present may be unlike any other. As such, one should also consider ...

A coffee with.. Linnea Felder

Published: December 15, 2015
The regular spotlight about Animal Health employees around the world highlights the job responsibilities, daily challenges and individual aspects of working at Bayer Animal Health.

Hi Linnea, what is your job and what does your job mean? 

I work as a laboratory technician at the global headquarters in Monheim, Germany where I support both product and portfolio development through analytics of medicine ingredients, for example the search for storable formulation. I did a further ...

Happy Holidays 4 Furry Companions

Published: December 10, 2015
#1 Dangerous Decorations

The holidays just started and almost everyone decorates their home. If you have a furry family member at home you may want to ensure decorations are secure for your companion too:

Holiday plants: Poinsettias, Amaryllis, Holly may, and Mistletoe bring the season to your home, but they may be toxic for your pets. If you consider buying them, look for a place your pet cannot reach.
Maybe you haven’t purchased any gifts, but perhaps have been preparing with some nice ...

Bayer Smartphone App for Farmers

Published: December 07, 2015
Bayer HealthCare Animal Health continually seeks to offer solutions that help keep animals healthy, in line with Bayer’s mission of Science For A Better Life. The BCS Cowdition app was designed by a team at the Division Animal Health to provide veterinarians and farmers with a simple and convenient tool to accurately assess the health condition of their dairy cows and detect possible metabolic disorders which can lead to lost milk production, decreased fertility, or costly disease ...