Merck acquires worldwide rights to BRD stethoscope system

Non-invasive device helps diagnose bovine respiratory disease so appropriate treatment can be started sooner.

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the U.S. and Canada) announced plans April 19 to acquire worldwide rights for the Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope System from Minnesota-based Geissler.

The Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope System is a bovine respiratory disease (BRD) detection system that is used to determine the severity of an animal’s lung condition so the appropriate treatment regimen can be started to protect the health of the animal.

BRD is the most c

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