Merck’s animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, will now go by the name Merck Animal Health. It will be known as MSD Animal Health outside the U.S. and Canada.

Merck says it intends to capitalize on Merck Animal Health's broad and innovative portfolio going forward and to develop the unit into a best-in-class global animal health leader.

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“The name change reflects Merck's commitment to animal health and its complementary role to the overall business," said Raul Kohan, president of Merck Animal Health. "We are unwavering in our commitment to veterinarians, producers, pet owners and society as a whole. We aim to generate additional value and sustained growth by continuing to provide integrated solutions with innovative animal health products and services to meet the evolving needs of our customers."