Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on more than 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

The name, Zoetis, has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our ompany’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.

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  • New challenges, new opportunities
    Research and innovations accumulated over decades have advanced the dairy industry with better quality milk and a generally satisfactory sanitary situation as results. However, the treatment of intramammary infections has stayed in the background, with the traditional option of undiscriminating treatment. Recently, the European 2019/6 regulation on pharmaceutical products, particularly antibiotics, has thrown a severe challenge in the face of veterinarians and dairy producers.
  • NMC Annual Meeting holds first-ever hybrid meeting
    National Mastitis Council (NMC) plowed new ground in early February by offering an in-person and virtual option for NMC members to attend the 61st NMC Annual Meeting. Members on their computers, tablets and mobile phones joined the more than 200 in-person attendees who gathered in San Diego, California, USA. Combining the in-person option with the virtual option yielded a hybrid event that attracted more than 350 NMC members from 31 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and 26 countries. NMC Annual Meeting presentations ranged from consumer engagement to small ruminant milkability to gut microbial health to genetics to mitigating mastitis when using recycled manure solids.
  • Selective antimicrobial treatment at dry off in dairy cows
    Selective dry cow therapy (SDCT), in which only infected quarters/cows are treated with antimicrobials, constitutes an alternative to blanket dry cow therapy (BDCT) where all quarters of all cows at dry off receive antimicrobials, regardless of their infection status, for a more judicious use of antimicrobials. The objective of this thesis was to shed more light on targeted antimicrobial treatment decisions of infected quarters of cows at dry-off.
  • Bovine mastitis, a challenge to dairy cattle farming in Cuba
    Mastitis is one of the oldest diseases that currently affects cattle worldwide. In Cuba, in spite of the existence of a program for the control and eradication of this multifactorial disease, it continues to cause enormous economic losses and has serious implications for animal and human health as well as for the production of dairy products.
  • Case study: hock lesions as a potential source of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis
    Hock injuries are a common injury in dairy cows that are housed indoors for the greater part of the year. Oftentimes, the lesions indicate inadequate stall or cubicle design in dairy barns. The presence and severity of hock lesions are associated with lameness and other disorders of the limb, which is why most welfare evaluations target hock lesion reductions to improve cow welfare. It is thought that hock lesions may also be associated with mastitis and reduced milk yield. In order to better understand the association between hock lesions and the development of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis, an undergraduate student from the University of Vermont (UVM), US headed-up a case study within the student-run herd as a senior thesis project with the help of her advisor Dr. John Barlow and his graduate students. Veterinarian and UVM PhD student Caitlin Jeffrey presented the findings at the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, held in February of this year.
  • Improving udder health management in dairy herds with automatic milking systems
    The increased use of automatic milking systems (AMS) in combination with modern sensor and big data technologies enables a transformation of mastitis management in dairy herds worldwide. The overall goal of this thesis therefore was to explore the potential use and benefit of using frequently measured data to optimize on-farm decision making in udder health …

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