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Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Halts Animal-Drug Sale After Cattle Walking Problem


8/19/2013 7:09:18 AM

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Merck & Co. (MRK) will suspend sales of its livestock-feed supplement Zilmax in the U.S. and Canada after cattle taking it had trouble walking or standing. The sales halt is temporary while the company plans a study of the drug, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based Merck said today in a statement. The drugmaker, which sells veterinary and farm products in more than 140 countries, generated $3.4 billion last year from its animal health business.

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