As of January 1, 2017, Merial is now a part of the Boehringer Ingelheim group. This merger brings together two leading animal health companies into one cohesive unit, which creates the second largest global animal health business and the largest equine health company worldwide.
The newly expanded Boehringer Ingelheim will continue to support the legacy brands, Ulcergard and Gastrogard, while also providing veterinarians and horse owners with a larger portfolio of products. Along with this expanded portfolio, the new Boehringer Ingelheim is making the commitment to researching and developing additional equine health care offerings, with a continued focus on disease prevention.
“We have enhanced our long-standing commitment to being a leader in performance horse health by marrying the strengths of Boehringer Ingelheim and Merial, creating the largest equine health company worldwide,” said Kristopher Scott, director of equine marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “We are eager to continue our partnership and relationship with APHA this year, and are especially excited for the World Show.”
APHA Executive Director Billy Smith shares in this enthusiasm.
“The merging of Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim is a thrilling development for the equine health world, and we are looking forward to the future that results from it. Our members and staff appreciate all that Merial has done for APHA and will continue to do as a part of Boehringer Ingelheim,” he said.
Through the partnership, Boehringer Ingelheim will continue to be the Official Ulcer Treatment and Prevention of the APHA, and will continue to support both World Show exhibitors and APHA members alike as a valued corporate partner.
To learn more about Boehringer Ingelheim, visit boehringer-ingelheim.com.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.