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Merck Animal Health Joins a Home for Every Horse


Boulder, Colo. A Home for Every Horse (AHFEH) is excited to announce a new partner! Merck Animal Health has joined as a sponsor to help AHFEH continue its support of equine rescues and their horses.

Since 2009, Merck Animal Health has donated more than 25,000 doses of vaccine to equine rescue and retirement facilities through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) – a non-profit partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Every Merck Animal Health vaccine purchase goes toward supporting the UHVRC.

“The plight of the unwanted horse is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts,” says Mandy Remus, equine marketing manager for Merck Animal Health. “For nearly 10 years our efforts with the UHVRC have been geared toward improving the health of horses in rescue and retirement facilities so they can find forever homes. A Home for Every Horse shares this mission, which is why we’re so pleased to become a partner.”

Merck Animal Health joins A Home for Every Horse’s other sponsors: Purina, WeatherBeeta, Tractor Supply Co., and ElectroBraid in helping over 600 rescues around the United States. These companies firmly believe in supporting the work rescue organizations do and want to continue to support their efforts.

If you want more information on rescue horses or you want to locate a rescue near you, please check out and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project.

This project helps find homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. Here’s how it works:

· Begin the search for your next equine partner at You can search horses waiting for homes at nonprofit shelters across the country. Browse by rescue horse, or find rescue organizations in your area.

· Visit the site’s “Services” section to learn about your local rescue organizations. Find out how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word.

· Look for upcoming stories on related to horse rescue.

If your 501(c)(3) rescue organization would like to join the Home For Every Horse Project, call (303)253-6400. is a part of Active Interest Media Equine Network.


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About Merck Animal Health

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter at @MerckAH.

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