BI debuts two PRRS vaccines; Merck launches graduate fellowships; Jaguar starts trials for Neonorm Foal;

> Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announced that it has launched two vaccines in Europe to protect against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Release

> Merck ($MRK) Animal Health has partnered with the Poultry Science Association Foundation to establish fellowships for graduate students interested in poultry intestinal health, immunology, disease, molecular biology or vaccine development. More

> Jaguar Animal Health ($JAGX) announced that it has launched a proof-of-concept study of Neonorm Foal Plus, an equine version of its product Neonorm Calf. Release

> Patterson Companies ($PDCO) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 a share, payable October 30. Release

> Bayer Animal Health has launched Claro Otic Solution, the first single-dose drug to treat canine otitis externa, a common and painful ear infection in dogs. Release

> NatPets of Boulder, CO, expanded its recall of cow-boom! strips-beef gullet because of possible contamination with Salmonella. Release

> IDEXX Laboratories ($IDXX) has partnered with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association to create a dashboard that will help veterinary practices track benchmarks and metrics. Release

> Cook Animal Health of Bloomington, IN, announced a partnership with MILA International, which will distribute more than 100 Cook devices to veterinary practices. Release

> The state of Texas has confirmed 19 cases of West Nile virus in horses, the majority of which had not been vaccinated against the disease. Article

> Zoetis ($ZTS) was named a top 10 company for working mothers by Working Mother magazine for the second year in a row. Release

> Switzerland-based Gour Medical has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture and market SolMic Research's cannabidiol products for use in animal health. Release