World Alzheimer’s Month is here!

Published: September 01, 2015
This is the fourth time that the world marks September as World Alzheimer’s Month to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s disease, while uniting and connect people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: their carers, their family, researchers, and physicians.

When thinking of carers (often referred to in the U.S. as caregivers), you may have the image of people helping people living with such diseases, but did you know that more and more people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Caroline Boucher From France

Published: August 27, 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.

Hi, I’m Caroline, I’m 25 years old and about to finish my fifth and last year of Vet School. I grew up in the suburbs of Paris in France with my 2 younger siblings. I have done most of my studies in France, except for my second year – I did the Erasmus program in Berlin, ...

World Mosquito Day 2015

Published: August 20, 2015
It’s sometimes easy to think of the mosquito as a small, summer-time nuisance without much impact outside of an irritating several days itch, but did you know that mosquitoes are actually known as the world’s deadliest animal to humans[i]?!

World Mosquito Day was created to recognize Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 public health discovery which determined that mosquitoes are parasite-vectors for malaria transmission. And on World Mosquito Day we’re also raising awareness of the risks posed to ...

Global Panel Raises Awareness of Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) at 25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP)

Published: August 13, 2015
For pets and humans companion vector-borne diseases (CVBD) may be transmitted via parasites, including fleas (bartonellosis) and ticks (Lyme disease), and are a growing public health threat for pet owners worldwide. At the 25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) in (Liverpool, UK) this global issue takes center stage as Bayer HealthCare Animal Health presents a panel of experts including:

Lord Alexander Trees, global ...

Tomorrow is International Cat Day!

Published: August 07, 2015
The International Cat Day was founded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002 and takes place every year on August 8 to celebrate the cat as the most popular pet in the world.[1] So today is the perfect day to find out interesting facts about cats you may not know.
Cats are cute animals, that´s not the question, but they are predators nonetheless. According to a recent survey of cat owners in the UK, every cat kills about thirty times per month.

But besides hunting, cats ...

Honoring Assistance Dogs

Published: August 04, 2015
It is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) and we would like to honor working dogs for their contribution towards giving people with disabilities a better life. 

Do you, or a loved one, have a better life because of a four-legged, canine aide (aka assistance dog)? If so, you can easily understand how such a dog can significantly improve one's life!

From early puppyhood, these amazing dogs are specially trained to assist people suffering from diabetes, blindness, autism, ...

International Day of Friendship!

Published: July 30, 2015
Did you already say thank you to your best friend? We would also like to thank our furry friends that accompany us every day!

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed by the United Nations in 2011 and takes place every year on 30 July. This day reminds us of how important friendship is to create peace and form strong communities. But when we hear the term “friendship”, we normally think of our human friends first. However, we should also remember that friendship does not only ...

Meet the Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Team: Caroline Braidwood - Marketing Manager Companion Animal Products Parasiticides UK

Published: July 24, 2015
This month we are talking to Caroline Braidwood, Marketing Manager for Companion Animal Products (CAP)-Parasiticides at Bayer HealthCare Animal Health United Kingdom (UK).

Caroline and her "animal" kids

Hi Caroline, what does this job title mean? 

Well, I am CAP Marketing Manager for the parasiticide range. In my team, I have 4 product managers and together we manage the Bayer CAP parasiticide products within the ...

Vet Students Around The World – Meet Jessica Carie

Published: July 17, 2015
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 Jessica Carie – vet student at Colorado State University and Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) president.

Jessica with one of her dogs - Lou.

To start, please tell us about yourself.

I am from New Orleans, LA in the USA, ...

CVBD Web Conference 2015: A Vet Student’s Experience – Sara Ford

Published: June 19, 2015
Recently, I was invited as one of two students to attend Bayer’s Companion Vector-Borne Diseases Web Conference in May of 2015. It was a great honor and an exciting opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes how web tutorials are made to effectively communicate current information around the world.

IVSA members (from left to right) Sara Ford (recent graduate) and Marialena Avratoglou attending the CVBD Web Conference ...