Bayer Focuses on Innovations to Support Sustainable Beef

Published: April 27, 2016
Scientific advancements that contribute to animal health and well-being play vital role in beef production industry’s efforts towards ...

Meet Ambrus Kovacs: Economist with a Passion for Marketing

Published: April 20, 2016
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. Meet Ambrus Kovacs – Passionately caring for ...

#Pets4Aging: Taking Action with Infographics

Published: March 16, 2016
Since its 2014 launch, Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons has set the scientific tone for raising awareness on how pets may contribute to the mental, emotional, physical, and economic benefit of pet owners and society.

Now in 2016, the #Pets4Aging conversation is advancing via an innovative infographic approach from the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). The infographic approach is designed to engage audiences new to the topic, while making key points easily shareable and ...

Bayer employees participate in a “6-paws run” at Leverkusen, Germany headquarters

Published: March 11, 2016
A healthy lifestyle – this means not only looking after ourselves but caring for our companion animals as well. Therefore, more than 220 Bayer employees, their families, and their dogstook the opportunity to participate in ‘Monheim runs’ (as Bayer Animal Health is located in Monheim, Germany). What makes the annual event so special is its location – it takes place in the immediate environment of our general Bayer headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The participants run around the famous and so-called “Bayer cross” along a marked route of 1,55 miles. To create an engaging run environment seven run distances are offered and participants may select based upon age, or interest, from 0,66 miles runs to 6,2 miles runs. One of the runs offered is the most-famous ‘6-paws-run’, which seems to be the most interesting run as it attracts a broad audience of children and adults. In this run, a dog owner (we have yet to witness any cats participating in the race), plus his dog face a 1.55 miles distance run together. Up to 150 pairs can participate and there is no limitation regarding the pet owner’s age and the breed of the ...

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 ...

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 ...