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 ...

World Diabetes Day: Learning More About Diabetic Alert Dogs

Published: November 13, 2015
According to the International Diabetes Federation[i], over 380 million people worldwide, live with diabetes—a number only projected to increase to more than half a billion people in the next few decades.

On World Diabetes Day (#WDD) 2015, we chose to learn more about diabetic alert dogs and to do so we visited the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central Library at https://habricentral.org – an online platform for open research and collaboration into the relationships between ...

Raising the bar for swine farming in Vietnam

Published: November 06, 2015
We talk to Mr. Nguyen Huu Tri, Head of the Pioneer Safe Swine Farming Cooperative in Vietnam on #FarmerFriday.

Mr. Nguyen, can you please tell us what safe swine farming means to you?

Safe swine farming means that we ensure safety in all aspects of hygiene, quality and health of the animal, as well as for our staff who take care of them. In Vietnam, we aspire to achieve certification by the Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices or VietGAP initiative. 

So, what agricultural standards do ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet George Petrellis from Thessaloniki, Greece

Published: October 29, 2015
We think veterinary students are awesome! Together with the International Veterinary Students’ Association, we are bringing you stories of vet students around the world.
To start, please tell us about yourself.

I am 22 years old, and currently starting my 4th year of veterinary medicine studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). I was born in Athens, the capital of Greece, and at the age of 10 I moved with my parents toThessaloniki. I was lucky to be able to study here. ...