Merck Animal Health Extends Commitment to Poultry Industry at XXV World Poultry Congress

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced its participation in the XXV World Poultry Congress (WPC2016), including presentation of scientific data about improving bird health and performance, and an expert symposium to educate customers about approaches to protecting flocks from respiratory problems.
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The WPC2016 will be held in Beijing, China from September 5-9, 2016.

“Protecting flocks from respiratory disease is a major focus for our customers because it improves performance and reduces the reliance on antibiotics to treat disease. We are pleased to bring together experts to discuss the state of this disease area in Asia,” said Delair Bolis, global poultry business unit head, Merck Animal Health. “The WPC2016 provides a unique forum for sharing the latest scientific developments and best practices to support our customers in improving their businesses by ensuring the health and well-being of their birds.”

The symposium, “An Early Start on Respiratory Protection for a More Profitable Business,” will take place on Monday, September 5, from 10:00– 15:00, at the Intercontinental Beijing. Attendees who are interested in the symposium should contact their local Merck Animal Health sales representative.

Merck Animal Health will also present the following oral presentations:

  • Double Recombinant HVT-based Vaccines for Simultaneous Protection Against Newcastle Disease, Marek's Disease and Infectious Laryngotrcheitis

Rik Koopman, DVM, global technical director, Merck Animal Health
Presentation 3-0189; Tuesday, September 6, 13:30-15:30 (Room 309B; S38)

  • Ease Vaccination Program with the Use of Next Generation HVT Recombinant Vaccines, Improving Bird Health and Performance

Rik Koopman, DVM, global technical director, Merck Animal Health
Presentation 3-0066; Thursday, September 8, 16:00-17:30 (Room 309B; S209)

  • Broiler Coccidiosis Vaccination: Performance of Flocks Using Vaccine Alone or As Part of Ionophore or Chemical Shuttle Program

Linnea Newman, DVM, global technical director, Merck Animal Health
Presentation 3-0080; Thursday, September 8, 16:00-17:30 (Room 309B; S210)

  • Proper Vaccination is Crucial to Optimize the Protection Expected from Vaccine/Vaccination Schedule

Denis Yau, DVM, Asia regional technical manager, Merck Animal Health
Presentation 3-0188; (Room 309B; S212)

Poster presentations include:

  • Sphereon® : a Novel Vaccine Formulation Technology for Storage and Preparation of Live Poultry Vaccines: the Case of the Nobilis® IB Primo QX Vaccine, Poster 3-0190
  • Serological Prevalence in Diseased Flock Exhibiting Immunosuppression & Respiratory Tract Infection, Poster 3-0094
  • IB PCR Survey in Thailand, Poster 3-0158
  • Review Poultry Respiratory Health Asia, Poster 3-0089
  • Review Poultry Intestinal Health Asia, Poster 3-009
  • Consistent Low MIC Enradin with Clostridium Perfrigens 2015, Poster 3-0106
  • Survey of Mycoplasma Synoviae Prevalence in the Middle East and North Africa Area, Poster 3-0046

For more information about the XXV World Poultry Congress, visit

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