Briefing Room

  • Aug 4, 2016
    press release

    Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval of Safe-Guard AquaSol for use in swine

    Merck Animal Health today announced the introduction of Safe-Guard AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension) for use in U.S. swine operations. Safe-Guard AquaSol is indicated for the treatment and control of adult and larval stages of large roundworms, whipworms and kidney worms, as well as adult stages of the small stomach worm, nodular worm and lungworm....More
  • Aug 4, 2016
    press release

    Ralco names Kevin Strecker national swine accounts manager

    Ralco announced today that Kevin Strecker has been named national swine accounts manager of animal nutrition. Strecker’s key responsibility is to introduce the top 25 U.S. swine producers to Ralco and its products....More
  • Aug 2, 2016
    press release

    Blaine Hansen named vice president of technical services at Ralco

    ​Ralco announced today that Blaine Hansen has been appointed vice president of technical services for all species of livestock and poultry. Hansen has worked primarily as a swine nutritionist at Ralco during the past eight years and is a seasoned technical leader with significant experience gain...More
  • Jul 27, 2016
    press release

    Kyle Schulte joins Ralco as a swine research nutritionist

    Ralco announced today that Kyle Schulte has joined in the role of Swine Technical Service and Research Nutritionist for animal nutrition. Schulte received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies and a Master of Science in Animal Science, both from Iowa State University....More
  • Jul 25, 2016
    press release

    Osborne awarded patent for innovative heat pad indicator light

    Osborne Industries Inc. announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of the company’s newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light....More
  • Jul 19, 2016
    press release

    Ralco honored for its commitment to Minnesota agricultural education

    The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators honored Ralco with its Business and Industry Award at the group’s summer conference in St. Cloud July 7. “The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have provided support, service and promotion of agricultural education in Minnesota,” says Tom Appel, MAAE executive director and professional development coordinator....More
  • Jul 14, 2016
    press release

    Swine Management Services announces Valerie Duttlinger as new team member

    Swine Management Services is proud to announce the addition of Valerie Duttlinger to the SMS team. Duttlinger comes from a strong production and genetic background with experience in the United States as well as in Asia. “We have worked with Valerie for several years and are excited to have her join our team. Valerie’s wealth of knowledge in the swine industry strengthens SMS’s commitment to being the leading provider of ‘information solutions to the swine industry,’” says Ron Ketchem, owner at SMS....More
  • Jul 12, 2016
    press release

    Phibro Animal Health submits studies reaffirming safety of Mecadox

    Phibro Animal Health Corp. submitted to the Food and Drug Administration the findings of several new studies confirming the safety of carbadox, which is used to control bacterial diseases in pigs. The submission is in response to the FDA’s April 12 Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing regarding the safety of carbadox, the active ingredient in Mecadox, and supports Phibro’s request for a hearing....More
  • Jun 30, 2016
    press release

    Three ways to get the most out of creep feeding pigs

    Nursery management sets the pace for pigs’ lifetime performance, so minimizing production lags is crucial during this phase. Creep feeding is one practice you can use to optimize performance during the weaning period.  Research at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo., has shown creep-fed pigs ate more aggressively and experienced early and sustained gains in the nursery compared to pigs that weren’t creep-fed....More
  • Jun 30, 2016
    press release

    Firkins named Merck executive director of U.S. Food Animal Marketing

    Merck Animal Health announces that Todd Firkins has joined the company as the executive director of U.S. Food Animal Marketing. With more than 20 years’ experience in the animal health industry, Firkins brings an extensive background in sales, marketing and management, as well as considerable knowledge of our business....More
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