Communities around the world depend on healthy animals for companionship, their livelihoods and even their own health. Promoting animal well-being maintains this important balance and helps keep animals healthy.

Our goal is to improve health and animal well-being

Giving the best animal care means taking steps to prevent disease, providing high quality veterinary treatment and nutrition, and ensuring humane management and handling of animals at every stage of their lives.

That is why we actively collaborate with people responsible for the well-being and health of animals across the globe – from veterinarians, farmers, and pet owners to the scientific community, governments and NGOs.

Through our outreach programs and partnerships, we ensure we are all working towards the same goals in animal well-being.

 

10 ways Bayer is Making a Difference

 

Promote responsible use of veterinary medicines
Promote responsible use of veterinary medicines
Improve pain and stress management
Improve pain and stress management
Advance innovations that improve animal well-being
Advance innovations that improve animal well-being
Meet basic needs and ensure humane handling at all life stages
Meet basic needs and ensure humane handling at all life stages
Alleviate disease syndromes associated with livestock farming
Alleviate disease syndromes associated with livestock farming
Enhance the understanding of housing practices that improve animal well-being
Enhance the understanding of housing practices that improve animal well-being
Alleviate painful procedures
Alleviate painful procedures
Foster responsible pet ownership
Foster responsible pet ownership
Mitigate the impact of zoonotic diseases (One Health)
Mitigate the impact of zoonotic diseases (One Health)
Support responsible breeding and breed selection
Support responsible breeding and breed selection

 

Our Animal Well-Being Initiatives Worldwide

 

Animal Well-Being initiatives from Bayer in North America and South America
Bayer Pet Day in Argentina and Brazil
Argentina & Brazil: Bayer Pet Day. Bringing pets in to the work place is known to reduce stress and increase camaraderie. That’s why we initiated a bring your pet to work day.
 Brazil & Columbia: School Program
Brazil & Columbia: School Program. We visit schools in the two countries to communicate the importance of animal care and well-being to our future innovators and leaders.
Protecting more Dairy Cows from Lameness
Chile: Improvements in housing conditions contribute to well-being and health of dairy cows. With the introduction of just a rubber floor at the farm, we were able to help farmers realize a gradual reduction of lameness.
Improving calf welfare in Ecuador
Ecuador: Improve calf well-being. We collaborate with farmers to improve facilities, feeding, comfort, stress and behaviour. This resulted in improvements in calf appearance, decrease in respiratory diseases and additional daily weight gain.
Reducing Respiratory in Mexico
Mexico: Reducing Respiratory Morbidity. We collaborated with cattle farmers to improve on-farm handling and treatment practices. This led to a reduction in the overall rate of morbidity, mortality and even improved weight gain in cattle.
Effective flea and tick protection of US service dogs
US: K9s For Warriors is a non-profit that pairs trained service dogs with post-9/11 warriors suffering from PTSD or other injuries. We support the well-being and health of all service dogs in the program with effective flea and tick protection.
Protection to pets who are subjects of domestic violence
US: PAWS. The PAWS Act (Pets and Women Safety Act) would enhance animal well-being by providing protection to pets who are subjects of domestic violence. There have been over 1,500 letters of support for the Act sent to congress from the Bayer website.
Animal Well-Being Initiatives of Bayer in Asia Pacific
Supporting the Health of Mine Detection Dogs
Cambodia: Support Health of Mine Detection Dogs. Working with the Norwegian People’s Aid, we supply mine detection dogs working across Cambodia with flea and tick protection, keeping them healthy and enabling them to continue the incredible work they do.
Improve animal well-being on farms
China: We partnered with The Central Association of Agricultural Values in 2015 to train colleagues in principles and new methods of animal well-being. The team now actively reaches out and works with farmers to improve animal well-being on farms.
yearly experiential workshop that nurtures respect and care for pets among children
Japan: Since 2000, we have organized “Cocohagu”, a yearly experiential workshop that nurtures respect and care for pets among children. The children’s affinity to animals is strengthened through direct interaction with dogs and various role plays.
responsible pet ownership by educating pet owners on the importance of animal well-being
Korea: We actively inculcate responsible pet ownership by educating pet owners on the importance of animal well-being, care and parasite control through workshops organized at companion animal festivals and events.
heat stress campaign to improve swine health and management on the Philippines
Philippines: Heat Stress Campaign. High temperatures can cause heat stress in sows, and impact their well-being. We educated farmers on the dangers of heat stress, and continue to work with them to improve swine health and management.
Animal Well-Being Initiatives from Bayer in Europe
Reducing the Impact of Vector-Borne Diseases in Germany
Germany: We support the scientific knowledge transfer in seminars with veterinarians and vet nurses. Seminars include theoretical CVBD lectures and practical parts (microscopy).
robotic milking system on dairy farms in Portugal
Portugal: To improve the well-being of his herd after implementing a robotic milking system, we went on-farm to evaluate daily management practices. We proposed a set of improvement parameters before, during and after the milking process.
Optimizing Animal Well-Being on Dairy farms in Spain
Spain: In consultation with the farmer, 18 fans and water sprinklers were installed, resulting in an estimated milk production increase by up to 4 liters per cow in the summertime (10% increase in production).
drive awareness of the deadly lungworm parasite amongst dog owners
UK: We actively drive awareness of the deadly lungworm parasite amongst dog owners.
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