Volunteering with the animal shelter "Rodamón"

Published: December 05, 2014
Bayer HealthCare Animal Health (AH) colleagues from Spain and Portugal use their annual meeting to show their solidarity and commitment to animals. On this years occasion, they spent an entire afternoon restoring the animal shelter facility: "Rodamn", in Palafrugell (Gerona, North-East of Spain).

Dressed for the occasion, 60 AH employees got deeply involved in restoring the animal shelters indoor and outdoor facilities.

Painting the walls and dog kennels, changing the ...

Meet Rodrigo Ferreira - Marketing Specialist with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Brazil

Published: November 26, 2014
This month we speak with Rodrigo Ferreira, Marketing Specialist with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

What do you do in your job?

Rodrigo Ferreira

I am participating in a two-year job rotation program called Bayer International Trainee Program, so I’ve been in many functions within Animal Health since January 2013. Right now, I’m with the Farm Animal Product team and I’ve been working on ...

Meet Nathalie & Apollo -- Our Leading Advocates on World Diabetes Day #WDD

Published: November 24, 2014
Remember World Diabetes Day (November 14) and our #PetSelfie awareness campaign?
Nathalie and her Chihuahua Apollo took part and received the mostFacebook likes for their #PetSelfie. Congratulations!
We've interviewed Nathalie to learn more about why she loves her companion, Apollo, and why she describes him as a "little dog with great courage".
Nathalie, what makes Apollo amazing to you?
Apollo is so sweet and always likes to cuddle with "his humans". His whole nature is nice and ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Seth Yaw Afedo

Published: November 19, 2014
We think veterinary students are awesome! Together with the International Veterinary Students Association, we are bringing you the stories of vet students around the world.
Meet Seth Yaw Afedo - a Ghanaian studying in China.
Whats your favorite animal?
My favorite animals are chickens. This might sound a bit unusual, but the reason for this is that I grew up in Ghana with a lot of chickens around my home. Even now, my family has more than 100 chickens for our own meat production ...

Voice of Farmers - Kate Henne

Published: November 13, 2014
Farmers play an important role in providing safe and quality animal proteins to feed a hungry world. The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and Bayer HealthCare Animal Health are pleased to share a glimpse of farmers’ contributions and their passion for farming through the Voice of Farmers. Each month a WFO farmer from a different country will be featured. This month, we speak with Kate Henne from Australia.

[caption id="attachment_205" align="alignright" width="300" class=" "] Kate ...

November 14th 2014 is World Diabetes Day! – Join us…

Published: November 04, 2014
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.

With such alarming data, for World Diabetes Day (WDD) we want to raise awareness of how companion animals, especially diabetic alert dogs, contribute to the health of older persons and those with diabetes—and we invite you to join us!

You can help raise awareness by taking a Pet Selfie ...

Meet Mario Ruiz - Head of Product Supply for Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Mexico

Published: October 29, 2014
This month we are talking to Mario Ruiz, Head of Product Supply for Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, in Santa Clara, ...

Pets for Aging on World Sight Day 2014

Published: October 08, 2014
Worldwide, approximately 285 million people are living with low vision and blindness, a number only expected to increase globally due to age-related visual impairment[i]. This World Sight Day 2014, we at BHC Animal Health are raising awareness of how companion animals, such as dogs, contribute to the lives of thousands worldwide who face the daily challenge of trying to live and age actively in a dark world.

In Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons[ii],a new report from the ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Soné Pretorius from South Africa

Published: October 02, 2014
We think veterinary students are awesome! Together with the International Veterinary Students’ Association, we are bringing you the stories of vet students around the world.
Meet Soné Pretorius, a passionate Vet student at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

What’s your favorite animal and why?

Elephants are by far my favourite animal! They truly are amazing! I went to an Elephant Sanctuary close to the Kruger National Park in 2010 and ever ...

The International Federation on Ageing launching the report "Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons"

Published: September 25, 2014
As societies worldwide are aging and global pet ownership increases, the way pets and older people interact is becoming a topic of increasing importance. Through a new report, Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons, the International Federation on Ageing, in cooperation with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, highlights over 25 years of research on the mental, physical, emotional, and economic benefits of pet ownership. Studies have shown that companion animals may positively ...