Zoetis Offers up to $150,000 to Fund Cattle Health and Productivity Research

                        Applications accepted through April 30 for the 2015 Cattle Call research grant program

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 31, 2015 — Zoetis invites applications for its 2015 Cattle Call research grant program, offering up to $150,000 in research funding. This program, started in 2012, supports researchers and veterinarians who perform valuable work to improve dairy and beef cattle health and productivity.

About the 2015 Cattle Call Grant

The Cattle Call selection committee will award up to $150,000 in funding to North American researchers in animal health. Grants could range from $25,000 to $150,000 for one or multiple researchers. The committee seeks project proposals that will help develop new products and services in the cattle industry. Specifically, projects should offer insights into ways to:

Increase milk production, with approaches to stimulate mammary tissue growth, development, maturation or regeneration
Improve performance, with models to estimate how changes in rumen function and nutrient utilization affect average daily gain, feed conversion or milk production

“In past years, this program has supported important and innovative research perspectives and solutions, working with partners who, like Zoetis, are dedicated to and passionate about improving and advancing the health and care of animals worldwide,” said Michelle Haven, DVM, PhD, DACVS,  senior vice president, Corporate Development, Alliances and Solutions at Zoetis. “We look forward to extending research and building new partnerships in 2015 to help meet the growing needs and challenges within the livestock industry.”

How to Apply

The 2015 Cattle Call grant research program is open to applicants in the United States and Canada. For an application form or for more information, contact cattlecall@zoetis.com. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015. Candidates will be notified of the research committee’s decisions by May 29, 2015.

About Zoetis

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2015, Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

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