May 30, 2016
MSD to present new data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) will be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, where it will be sharing new data about the reproductive lifecycle, as well as the treatment and prevention of some of the most serious diseases affecting pigs.
The IPVS provides a forum for the swine industry to discuss prevention and treatments of emerging diseases, advances in reproductive technology and arising challenges related to respiratory health.
MSD Animal Health will host a satellite symposium on June 9 at 5 p.m., titled "Building Consumer Trust in the Global Pork Industry - Starts Here." The symposium will explore the relationship between the swine industry and pork consumers, and how veterinarians can contribute positively to this relationship.
"MSD Animal Health is committed to providing a broad range of solutions to help producers manage swine health and reproduction, and increase operational efficiency," said Dr. Jan Nemec, Head, Global Swine Business, MSD Animal Health. "We are pleased to share new data about the reproductive lifecycle, as well as the treatment and prevention of some of the most serious diseases affecting pigs."
MSD Animal Health will give oral presentations that cover a broad topic range as follows: Congenital tremor Type A-II in newborn piglets is caused by transplacental transmission of a novel pestivirus (June 8, 10:30 a.m., Hall 2; O-VVD1-002); Evaluation of maternally-derived antibodies against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) in piglets from APP-positive herds in Belgium (June 9, 3:20 p.m., Hall 2; O-BBD3-011); Estimating the costs of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) at individual farm level using a tailor-made mathematical model (June 9, 10:30 a.m., Hall 3; O-HHM1-004); Impact on fattener performance compared with M hyo only in a PCV2 subclinically infected farm (June 10, 10:30 a.m., Hall 2; O-IV-003); Associations between Ascaris suum infections and different farm management practices (June 10, 10:30 a.m., Hall 7; O-PA-003).