The Merck Veterinary Manual has been launched online. It is available at www.merckvetmanual.com.

First introduced in 1955, the popular veterinary reference book is published by Merck Publishing Group, in cooperation with Merial, an animal health company.

The joint launch was announced at the American Veterinary Medical Association annual meeting.

"Our commitment to add value for our customers in fundamental to the way we work at Merial," says John Marbaugh, head of Merial’s eBusiness initiative. "Bringing the Merck Veterinary Manual online and making it convenient for people to access it whenever they want to, from wherever they may be, is one way we are living up to that commitment."