Merck Whisper On Arrival Pt 2


Merck Whisper On Arrival Pt 2

I am Bob Larson. Keeping your herd healthy just got easier with new high-tech solutions from Merck Animal Health.

Merck Veterinarian, Justin Welsh Says Their ‘Whisper On Arrival’ System Listens To Cattle’s Heart And Lung Functions

at the fall with their inflated stethoscope…

WELSH… “So it can tell if an animal has respiratory disease very, very early on, but primarily it’s designed as an antibiotic maximizer, if you will, okay. The animals that really need it, let’s define them and those that don’t need it, let’s define them.

Ultimately, Welsh says “Whisper On Arrival” keeps cattle healthy AND is more effective…

WELSH… “What we have learned from this is that we can reduce antibiotic use by 15% to 50% on groups of cattle that historically the best use of antibiotics was that they were treated like a herd because they are high-risk. They come in, this group is a high-risk group of animals. Let’s give them all an antibiotic.

Welsh says it’s kind of a “no waste, no desires” system…

WELSH… “Well now with ‘Whisper On Arrival’ we can look at the individual and say that we know from everything ‘Whisper On Arrival’ is listening to that most likely this animal doesn’t need the antibiotic to start with, right. And so it’s kind of counterintuitive for a pharmaceutical company that sells antibiotics to do that, okay, but at the same time, it’s the right thing to do .

“Whisper On Arrival” calculates each animal’s respiratory disease risk and provides the user with treatment options.

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