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New developments affecting the poultry industry.

All issues of CocciForum magazine are now available online for quick reference.

A new web site for CocciForum magazine will help the poultry industry keep abreast of the latest strategies in coccidiosis management. The site can be accessed at www.thepoultrysite.com/cocciforum.

“The CocciForum web site is an invaluable resource for producers, veterinarians, nutritionists, students — just about anyone who wants to learn more about this costly disease in poultry and, more important, new strategies for control,” says Dr. Charlie Broussard, director of global poultry technical services.

The site offers quick-read HTML versions of all articles from past issues. Visitors can also download PDF files of entire issues.

Sponsored by Schering-Plough Animal Health and developed in cooperation with The PoultrySite.com, CocciForum Online also serves as a portal to the publishing group’s weekly newsletters, as well as valuable information on other poultry diseases. In addition, the site features a search engine for researching specific poultry topics.

Schering-Plough Animal Health Marks 50th Anniversary with $50K Donation

Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation celebrated its 50th anniversary recently and, to commemorate the milestone, donated $50,000 to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to support its Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) program.

Established in 1963, AVMF is the largest national veterinarian- directed charity dedicated to disaster preparedness and response. VMAT provides treatment and aid to animals used in search-and-rescue efforts and animals hurt or endangered by catastrophic events such as floods, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes.

“We are very pleased to receive this generous donation from Schering-Plough Animal Health to help us provide the veterinary medical care needed in times of emergency,” said R. Tracy Rhodes, DVM, chairman, AVMF board of directors.

Raul Kohan, president of Schering-Plough Animal Health and group head, Global Specialty Operations, said, “Schering-Plough Animal Health’s first 50 years have seen challenges as well as exciting innovations. It is most appropriate that we are sharing this celebration with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation because it is our commitment as a company that is research-based to provide innovative and high-quality products that support our veterinary medical partners in our shared goal of improving animals’ lives.”

Katrina Victims Helped By Schering-Plough

Donations from Schering- Plough Animal Health for animals affected by Hurricane Katrina reached nearly $500,000 by the end of 2005.

The Category 3 storm had devastating effects on poultry companies located in or near the Gulf region. Close to 200 chicken houses were totally lost, about 800 were damaged and an estimated 6 million chickens were killed, according to one source. About another 70 million birds suffered feed outages because feed mills were without power. Processing plants were down for a week before safe water and power could be restored. Schering-Plough Animal Health donations are helping all types of animals and have included pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical tools and materials, and the company’s Poultry Business Unit has offered to credit poultry customers with any Schering-Plough Animal Health vaccines that were lost. Schering-Plough Corporation, parent company to Schering- Plough Animal Health, also donated $500,000 as well as medicine and products and organized an employee matching program to support the Katrina relief effort.

Source: CocciForum Issue No.11, Schering-Plough Animal Health.

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