MSD Recruits Production Specialist to Support Paracox 5

by 5m Editor
10 February 2012, at 2:40pm

UK & IRELAND - Andy Payne has been appointed by MSD Animal Health to manage the successful introduction of Paracox 5 coccidiosis vaccination programmes with UK and Ireland broiler producers.

Andy Payne

Paracox is well established as the market leading vaccine for coccidiosis within the broiler-breeder and layer sectors. Paracox 5 offers broiler producers protection against the most damaging and economically impacting strains.

Integrated Livestock Business Unit Director David Schofield confirms the appointment, "Interest in the use of Paracox 5 in the UK has continued to increase in recent years. Consistent with our approach of providing a total support package to UK producers we are delighted that Andy is joining the team. His experience and advice will assist broiler producers in preparing for and implementing successful vaccination programmes."

Andy’s role in the UK and Ireland will include monitoring candidate sites using lesion scoring and oocyst counts, vaccinating chicks, tracking, monitoring and evaluating performance of vaccinated birds right though the production cycle.

With a BSc (Hons) from Wye College in Agricultural Business Management Andy has worked in both the layer and duck sectors including management responsibility for a large-scale multi-age layer unit.