MSD Animal Health is one of the world's leading animal health companies. The company is dedicated to the research and development, production and marketing of innovative, high quality animal health products and feed additives.
The company's product range includes vaccines, anti-parasitics, anti-infectives, endocrine products for regulation and improvement of breeding performance, feed additives and productivity enhancers for ruminants, companion animals, pigs and poultry.
MSD Animal Health has always been a research driven company and is proud to have the only South African company-owned research unit in South Africa. This fully accredited Research Unit, based in Malelane, is responsible for both local and international research and development.
The Malelane Research Unit is situated in the beautiful Kaalrug Valley of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, 26 km from the southern border of the famous Kruger National Park. The main activities taking place at the research unit are the development and testing of new ecto and endoparasitic drugs. The pastures are naturally infested with ticks and the resident cattle herd is the ideal model for testing the activity and safety of these drugs. Ticks are also tested for resistance to the various ectoparasiticides and farmers are advised on which compounds to use.
A tick management system has been developed to provide advice to farmers. Our laboratory on the farm provides a rapid and free dip wash analysis service to South African farmers. Users of MSD Animal Health's compounds are advised whether their dips are at the correct strength and, if not, what adjustments should be made. The unit is also at the forefront when to comes to the testing of worms for resistance against endoparasiticides. Faecal egg count reduction tests are done to advise farmers which endoparasitic drugs to use. Information days are held to inform farmers and other interested groups on the latest developments in disease control.
The MSD Animal Health sales team is strongly supported by our Veterinary Services Department and 9 highly qualified veterinarians. They provide expertise in their respective fields such as beef, dairy, small livestock, companion animals, pigs and poultry.
Our vision is to be entirely service focused and provide South African Farmers with the optimal solutions to all their animal health needs.