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The Merck Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance Program released 10 years of key findings earlier this year.

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Covered in this podcast:

  • History of the Merck Animal Health Biosurveillance Program
  • Top clinical findings
  • Who is involved, from vets to researchers
  • The fact that more than 8,200 samples have been taken to focus on these diseases
  • 10 years of key findings were released earlier this year


About Dr. Craig Barnett:

This episode’s guest is Dr. Craig Barnett, Director of the Equine Veterinary Professional Services segment at Merck Animal Health, to talk about the Merck Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance program and what it means to veterinarians, researchers and the horse industry. That program is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2019 and earlier this year released 10 years of information gleaned from this program.


Barnett, who has been a horse owner and equine enthusiast his entire life, received his DVM from the University of Missouri. After graduation, he owned an equine/small animal veterinary practice in Spring Hill, Kansas. After a few years, he began his career as an equine technical services veterinarian in the pharmaceutical industry. Barnett is the Director of the Equine Veterinary Professional Services segment of Merck Animal Health, helping to guide practitioners and educate horse owners on ways to better care for horses.


Barnett is involved in a number of equine industry boards and committees, including the Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors, Equine Land Conservation Resource Board of Directors and American Horse Council Health & Regulatory Committee. Barnett has served on many AAEP committees, including as Chair of the AAEP Serology Task Force.


Barnett boards several retired horses on his ranch in Paola, Kansas, and he enjoys driving a team of horses and trail riding.


Episode sponsor: EquineVetEDU.com

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