Pets are the heart and soul of our company and of families around the world, and we're committed to helping owners and vets collaborate on integrated plans and solutions to ensure the lifelong wellbeing of these beloved companions.
70% more food will be needed to feed the world by 20501
But annual losses due to animal diseases are more than 20%.2 Disease prevention in animals is key in helping to secure protein supply and improve food safety. Merial offers farmers and food producers a reliable partnership to help them optimize their animals’ health and productivity.
Animal health is at a crossroads
With an eye on the changing global issues that are driving our sector, Merial's attention focuses above all on one critical question: What does the world need from an animal health company?
Focused on prevention, overall health and wellness management in animals
A Distinguished Legacy - A Vision for the Future
Rooted in some of the most important historic milestones in biological science, Merial has always been a true innovator. Discover our history of firsts, and find out how they've helped shape Merial into the animal health company it is today.
Fido. Fluffy. Little Trouble-maker
Whatever you call them, we know you call them family. Pet owners and their veterinarians need safe, effective health and wellness solutions for the cats and dogs that share homes and hearts with families all over the world. And Merial's Pets business is here to deliver.
A Trusted Partner to Farming Industries
The livestock that provide nourishment and livelihoods to the world's growing population are diverse in species and in the health issues that affect them. Our Farm Animal businesses help food producers optimize their animals' health and productivity, and tackle the biggest challenges of their industries.
Rabies. Foot-and-Mouth Disease. Bluetongue
We're leading the fight against these—and other—devastating infectious diseases.
For 60+ years Merial's Veterinary Public Health business has partnered with governments and authorities worldwide to battle outbreaks of animal disease that can threaten human health and have a large-scale economic impact.
A meeting of minds
We know sometimes a partnership is the best way to take a great idea to the next level. We're eager to join forces with the best in the industry and beyond. Could our next great collaboration be with you?
New for the sake of new isn't good enough
Merial's product development process balances creative innovation with thoughtful scrutiny of real-world needs. We're answering the questions and challenges raised by our customers.
Advancing the Science of Vaccines
Did you know Merial scientists created the first DNA vector vaccine for distemper in dogs?3 And the industry's only complete line of adjuvant-free vaccines for cats? Not to mention the world's first and only DNA based vaccine to treat a cancer4, in any species. When it comes to animal biologicals, Merial R&D is a true industry leader.
17 Manufacturing Sites in 9 Countries
= an agile, global, industrial network.
How do you supply the complex demands of the many animal health markets around the world? Through a strategically situated industrial network like Merial's—with specialized facilities and the flexibility of local or global production and distribution, depending on product requirements and customer needs.
The Bigger Picture
The nature of our work has a bearing on more than individual animals—it affects human communities, economies, and the natural world. From infectious disease epidemics to food security, we’re committed to helping tackle key challenges ahead. Because the business of animal health is bigger than animals.
1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO). How to feed the world in 2050. Forum discussion in 2009.
2. OIE website. Editorials. Feeding the world better by controlling animal disease.
4. Tremayne J. Researcher eyes vaccines to treat c skin cancer. DVM 2005;36(8):22