Company Statements


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  • Antibiotics
    Merck Animal Health firmly supports the responsible use of antibiotics to improve and maintain the health of animals. Antibiotics are life-saving veterinary products that treat bacterial infections in companion and food-producing animals. Their use in veterinary medicine also benefits humans by reducing the spread of disease between animals and humans; and helping facilitate a safe, efficient and sustainable food supply.

    Merck Animal Health - Position Statement on Antibiotic Use
    Merck Public Policy Statement: Antibiotic Resistance

  • Animal Testing
    Our company is dedicated to the ethical and responsible treatment of all animals used in the development of medicines and vaccines. Decisions regarding animal care, use and welfare are made by balancing scientific knowledge and regulatory requirements with consideration of ethical and societal values.

    Read our full statement here

  • Plasma-Based Products
    Plasma-based products are used for both human and animal health and provide therapeutic benefits for a range of conditions. The safety and well-being of all animals is our first priority at Merck Animal Health. We only select partners that share these same values, and they are required to operate by the Merck Code of Conduct.

    Read our full statement here

  • Zilmax Information Center
    The benefits and safety of Zilmax® (zilpaterol hydrochloride) are well documented and the product has a 30+ year history of research and development and rigorous testing. Worldwide regulatory agencies have reviewed extensive data on Zilmax and have concluded that use of Zilmax, according to the label, is safe in cattle. It is important to understand these data included rigorous animal health safety and well-being studies – conducted by university experts – that found the behavior and movement of cattle fed Zilmax is normal.

    Visit the Zilmax® Information Center here

  • Facts about Bravecto
    Nothing is more important to Merck Animal Health than the safety and efficacy of our products and the health and well-being of animals, which is why it is so important that we share the facts about Bravecto® (fluralaner) .

    Read the facts here

    Watch a video about the facts here