Animal health management Focused on prevention

From pharmaceutical drugs and biological vaccines to wellness products, Merial develops smart solutions for a range of species and animal health issues. We've pioneered many game-changers in veterinary medicine—and we're looking to our customers' needs to guide us into the future.

Did you know...

To this day, the top two sellers the animal health industry has ever produced are from Merial: our family of ivermectin-based parasticides and our FRONTLINE® flea and tick products - with literally billions of doses administered since the 1970s.

Our product portfolio

Merial's products cover the spectrum from preventive vaccines and parasiticides for every type of animal we support, to therapeutic medicines that treat key diseases in certain species. We focus on developing the best format—whether oral, topical, or injectable—and delivery mechanism for each product that maximizes not only effectiveness and safety, but also ease of administration.

Here's a selection of some of our most successful and widely distributed brands. 

For more on specific products and solutions available in your region, explore your local Merial website.

Overall animal health management

You can never predict every disease or concern, but at Merial we firmly believe in taking a proactive approach to animal health when possible. We focus a large portion of our product development efforts on vaccines and other preventive medicines, with the aim of reducing the need for more intensive treatments later and giving animals not just healthier, but also happier and longer lives. 

We're aiming to launch 10 new products over the next 3 years.

Product News

The challenge: Put a powerful flea and tick fighting medicine into a form no dog could resist. The solution: NexGard® (afoxolaner), the first monthly flea and tick product in a tasty beef-flavored chew.

Get the story behind the Merial team that launched this innovative new product.

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Ivermectin and the parasite-Fighting revolution

In the 1970s we partnered with researchers in Japan who had isolated a compound with powerful anti-parasitic properties. This collaboration led to ivermectin, a drug effective against a wide range of parasites in many animals.

In the decades since, Merial has produced ivermectin-based products for almost every species we support, from our well-known HEARTGARD® for cats and dogs to numerous treatments for large animals. It's an innovation that has truly revolutionized a major part of animal care.

Industry-Leading Vaccine Expertise

In 1947 Merial's precursor established the world's first industrial-scale vaccine production facility, and we've been building on that Industry-Leading vaccine expertise legacy ever since:

  • First-ever inactivated animal rabies vaccine produced in cell culture
  • World's leading producer of livestock vaccines for such serious public health concerns as rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, and bluetongue1
  • First recombinant animal vaccines for Lyme disease, canine distemper, West Nile virus, and others2
  • First DNA based vaccine to treat a cancer (canine melanoma)3
  • Innovator in many vaccine technologies and delivery formats

Product Availability

Please be aware that availability of our products varies across regions and countries, product brand names may vary in different markets, and all products are subject to regulatory requirements of the country of use. You should not construe anything on this website as a promotion or solicitation for any product, or its use, that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of your country of residence.

To find out about specific products and solutions available in your region, explore your local Merial website.


1. Merial VPH data on file, based on Vetnosis Storm 2014

2. Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals

3. Tremayne J. Researcher eyes vaccines to treat canine skin cancer. DVM 2005;36(8):22

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