Pfizer Animal Health’s R&D Investment

Chuck Zimmerman

The executive director for Pfizer Animal Health’s Global Clinical Development is Dr. Bill Baker. He’s responsible for managing the staff and budgets for this group of 120 individuals. At the media event this week he gave us an overview of Pfizer’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development which is the research organization that has 700 staff in total. He says that …

Animal Health, Audio

Getting The BRD Scoop At Pfizer

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the guy who really showed us the way when it comes to BRD in cattle today at the Pfizer Animal Health VMRD facilities. He’s Dr. Dan Scruggs and his topic was the whole BRD complex. I know more about diseases I couldn’t pronounce before today than I’ve got time to write about tonight. Let’s just say there are a …

Animal Health, Audio

Draxxin Marketing Manager Dave Korbelik

Chuck Zimmerman

The Pfizer Animal Health marketing manager for Draxxin is Dave Korbelik. He was our emcee today and introduced our speakers while also contributing some interesting information about Pfizer products. I got to talk to him at supper time and asked him to tell us more about their products which are used to treat bovine respiratory illness since that’s what we …

Animal Health, Audio

Boehringer Ingelheim Funds PRRS Research

Laura McNamara

As the swine industry continues raising awareness for the need of porcine reproductive and respitory syndrome, or PRRS, Boehringer Ingelheim continues its annual PRRS research award program. The year marks the sixth year of Boehringer Ingelheim’s funding of PRRS research. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is again seeking research study proposals on the topic of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome …

Agencies, Animal Health, Livestock, Research, Swine

USAHA Moves To Midwest

Laura McNamara

The United States Animal Health Association is trading East coast maritime scenery for rugged, river bluffs in the Midwest. This national animal health forum has relocated its headquarters to St. Joseph, MO from Richmond, VA. “This is a very exciting time for USAHA,” says USAHA president and Georgia State Veterinarian Lee M. Myers. “We have been pleased with the results …

Ag Groups, Animal Health

Presenting New Media At CAHI

Chuck Zimmerman

Here we are in the meeting room for my morning presentation to the Canadian Animal Health Institute annual meeting. I’m talking about blogging and podcasting. Right after we’re done I’ll be heading on home but I’ll try to get some additional posts done along the way. This is a demo post as some of you are familiar with seeing when …

Ag Groups, Animal Health, Audio, International

CAHI Recognizes Its Leaders

Chuck Zimmerman

The Canadian Animal Health Institute has started the CAHI Recognizing It’s Leaders Award which might normally go to one person. Tonight it went to 3 people who CAHI president, Jean Szkotnicki called her three wise men. They are (pictured left to right), Dr. Paul Wilson, Bayer, Inc., Dr. Bruce Groves, Pfizer Canada, Inc. and Dr. Paul Doig, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada). …

Ag Groups, Animal Health, International

CAHI Industry Leader Stan Eby

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the awards presented here tonight at the Canadian Animal Health Institute dinner was the Industry Leadership Award. This year’s recipient is Stan Eby for his efforts on behalf of the Canadian cattle industry. Stan has served as president of the Ontario and Canadian Cattlemen’s Associations and during some trying times like the BSE crisis.

Ag Groups, Animal Health, International

Eating With CAHI Progressively

Chuck Zimmerman

Tonight at the Canadian Animal Health Institute Awards dinner it was set up as a progressive dinner. I’ve never been on one of these but it’s a cool idea. Basically every table is numbered and at your first seat you receive a card which tells you which table you go to next and then you rotate to one more. They’re …

Ag Groups, Animal Health, International

Near The Niagra

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve only ever been through Niagra Falls once before and a long time. It’s just as pretty as I remember it. This is a view of the river below the falls I took while waiting in line for Canadian customs this afternoon. I’m here at the White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa and getting ready to head to the reception …

Ag Groups, Animal Health