MANHATTAN, Kan. (May 8, 2009) – Pfizer Animal Health renewed its commitment to the Kansas State University advanced beef production medicine course with a second gift of $50,000 for 2009. Pfizer Animal Health has also agreed to contribute $55,000 in 2010 to support the annual Beef Cattle Institute, in addition to the advanced beef production medicine course. Pfizer Animal Health first partnered with Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with a $100,000 gift to develop this special course for bovine veterinary students.
The Pfizer Animal Health contribution supports three separate courses: a two-week feedlot production medicine course in the fall, a two-week cow-calf production medicine course in the spring, and a four-week beef production course that combines cow-calf production medicine and feedlot production medicine in the summer. The summer course is available for up to 30 students from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and other cooperating veterinary colleges.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, is a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines. Pfizer Animal Health is dedicated to improving the safety, quality and productivity of the world’s food supply by enhancing the health of livestock and poultry; and in helping companion animals live longer and healthier lives. For additional information on Pfizer Animal Health’s portfolio of animal products, visit www.PfizerAH.com.