Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Joins Merck Animal Health’s Dairy Technical Services Team


April 3, 2013 12:13 pm ET

Todd Bilby, Ph.D., has joined Merck Animal Health’s Dairy Technical Services team, which offers a broad range of support services for dairy producers and veterinarians, including animal health protocols, diagnostics, product support and employee training.

“Dr. Bilby’s expertise in reproduction, cow comfort and transition management will be a great asset to our customers,” says Scott Nordstrom, D.V.M., director of dairy technical services. “He’s an accomplished author and speaker, with a tremendous understanding of research design and extensive experience in dairy record analysis, all of which will benefit dairy producers and veterinarians.”

Prior to joining Merck Animal Health, Dr. Bilby was an associate professor and dairy extension specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife and an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. He has authored or co-authored more than 65 scientific peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, more than 100 symposium proceedings and publications, and more than 70 professional presentations on a variety of dairy reproductive health and cow care topics.

Dr. Bilby holds three animal science degrees – a Ph.D. from the University of Florida with an emphasis in reproductive and nutritional physiology, a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in reproductive physiology and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in business and production.

“Helping dairy producers maximize the care and performance of their animals has always been my focus,” Dr. Bilby says. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the dairy team to help ensure producers and veterinarians have the tools and information needed to be successful, especially at a time when they are experiencing business challenges on every front.”

About Merck Animal Health

Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges 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

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