Recognizing Animal Contributions on Brain Injury Awareness Day

Published: March 13, 2015
In “Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons,” we learn that mental health is a part of the aging process. And wow are people aging—within the next 5 years, the number of adults aged 65+ will outnumber children under the age of 5[i]!


And research has shown strong evidence to the effect that companion animals are associated with increased self-esteem, life ...

Meet Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides

Published: March 09, 2015
This month we are connecting with Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides @ Bayer HealthCare Animal Health.

What do you do?

In simple words, I’m responsible for filling the global pipeline with new antiparasitic medicines. Sounds easy but medicines are not simply picked from a shelf in a library, but actually need to be discovered. Drug Discovery is about screening large compound libraries to identify biologically active compounds and optimizing such lead ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Bhavisha Patel (Part 2)

Published: March 05, 2015
Why did you decide to study veterinary medicine? 

For my 12th birthday my mum bought me a random book – it just so happened that the author was doing a book signing when she popped into a local bookstore. When I read this fiction book, I became captured by this girl’s life, in which she experienced rich connections with animals and nature, while in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. It made my love for animals real and it sparked my ambition.

Since I was a child I have always ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Bhavisha Patel (Part 1)

Published: February 26, 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 Bhavisha Patel – vet student from Bristol, UK and education coordinator at the IVSA.

Tell us about yourself!

I am British by nationality but I originate from Kenya and India. I have never desired to be anything else other than a vet, even though I never had a pet before. The closest to a pet my family would ...

World Cancer Day 2015: Not beyond us

Published: February 03, 2015
1 out of 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Currently, 4.2 million aged over 69 die because of this disease every year[1]. We will all be affected in some way as individuals, friends, family, or colleagues.

Today’s #WorldCancerDay, under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, focuses on healthy living, early detection, treatment for all, and maximizing quality of life for cancer patients.

And did you know that therapy dogs can help support cancer patients in recovery? A recent ...

Meet our team: This is Dominick Kennerson

Published: January 28, 2015
This month we are connecting with Dominick Kennerson - working in Global Communications at our Monheim, Germany Headquarters.

BayArena – the BayArena is always an inspiring place for Bayer Communicators

Dominick - What do you do in your job? 

Every day is quite different, but essentially my job is to strengthen the company’s reputation, visibility and impact through communications on companion animal topics. I ...

Hug Your Pet to Reduce Stress?

Published: January 27, 2015
This time of year, fully transitioning into a new year and getting back into a routine, can be demanding and can come with a significant amount of stress. And why is managing stress so important? Well, according to the World Health Organization (WHO): health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. So managing stress is good for public health, mental and social well-being too!
And perhaps ...

Vet Students Around the World - Meet Shadi Henchiri

Published: December 30, 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 Shadi Henchiri - vet student from Tunisia and chairman of the Animal Welfare committee of IVSA and Secretary of the Tunisian chapter.

Whats your favorite animal?
I actually dont have a favorite animal, but I do like working with cows. Cows are special to me because they are peaceful, gentle and ...

Voice of Farmers - Annalisa Foglietta

Published: December 19, 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 Annalisa Foglietta from Italy.

Annalisa Foglietta
41 years old
Cattle breeder

Farm: Azienda Agricola ...

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 ...