October 12, 2016

MSD Animal Health supports continuing veterinarian education




MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) has announced a new partnership with World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH).


WVEPAH is a global non-profit organisation providing World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) validated, post-graduate study programmes for professionals in various aspects of production animal health, including poultry. As part of the partnership, MSD Animal Health will help facilitate the certification of 38 professionals worldwide by the end of 2016.


"MSD Animal Health is proud to extend our commitment to veterinarians and poultry producers by facilitating new educational opportunities to help them achieve effective solutions and improve the health of their animals," said Delair Bolis, MSD Animal Health's executive director for global poultry.


"Through our post-graduate study programmes, we are providing training to support today's poultry field veterinary leaders," said Pierre Cadot, director of WVEPAH. "The growing worldwide demand for poultry products can only be met by improving poultry health and welfare, as well as producers' productivity and profitability, and we are pleased to partner with MSD Animal Health to build upon our knowledge base in the field of poultry production."


Founded in 2010, WVEPAH offers certification and Masters programmes to improve professionals' knowledge of production animal health. The examination for the "Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production" requires participation in specialised modules related to the regulatory aspects of OIE poultry health. The Masters programme requires graduation from the certificate programme in addition to a second specialised module.


Upcoming modules in turkey (October 17-22, Berlin, Germany) and chicken (November 21 – December 1, Gaborone, Botswana) are open for registration. Additional courses are planned in 2017.


- MSD Animal Health

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