The business of animal health is bigger than animals

It’s also about food security, epidemic control, biodiversity, urbanization and so much more. That's why at Merial we're always attuned to the impact our work can have on the wider world.

Why We Engage

We see how population growth, urbanization, and related trends are driving increased demand for safe, affordable, and plentiful animal-based proteins.

  • Yet, the global food industry loses ~20% yearly to animal disease1
  • 1.5 billion people worldwide depend on livestock for food &/or income2
  • 3 out of 4 emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are of animal origin3

On these issues and more, Merial is helping make a difference.



To do our best work, Merial knows it's critical we stay involved in the industry's wider context. That's why we liaise regularly with legislators, regulatory authorities, and trade associations to keep informed and have a voice in the key issues that drive our business.


1. OIE website. Editorials. Feeding the world better by controlling animal disease.

2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO) website. Animal Production and Health.

3. Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO). How to feed the world in 2050. Forum discussion in 2009.