Pfizer Animal Health is Now Zoetis

On Feb. 1 and as the result of an initial public offering of stock to investors, the animal health division of Pfizer became Zoetis, a stand-alone animal health company.

According to an April 15 media advisory from the company, "Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services."

The company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion in 2012, has more than 9,300 employees around the world and 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. It provides products for veterinarians, livestock producers, and people who raise and care for livestock and companion animals in 120 countries. For the horse industry, Zoetis provides equine vaccines, dewormers, and sedative analgesics.

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