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

Todd BilbyTodd 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.

Merck Animal Health"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."