Schering-Plough Acquires Distribution Rights for AVIGUARDÂ®
Looking to expand its growing line of
intestinal-health products for poultry, Schering-Plough Animal Health
Corporation has acquired distribution rights in selected markets abroad for
AVIGUARD is a natural feed and water additive that helps control costly gut
diseases, including salmonellosis and necrotic enteritis.
The rights were acquired from Microbial Developments Limited (MDL), a
biotechnology company in Malvern, England, and manufacturer of AVIGUARD. Only
one dose of AVIGUARD, a unique freeze-dried product, is required. It is
administered to birds by coarse spray in the hatchery or in the drinking water
of older birds. It is categorised as a â€œcompetitive-exclusionâ€ product because
it contains natural gut flora that prevent the colonization of harmful bacteria
in the intestinal tract.
â€œAVIGUARD gives our customers another tool for promoting better intestinal
health while reducing or even eliminating in-feed antibiotics from their
programmes,â€ says Charles Broussard, DVM, global technical services director for
Schering-Plough Animal Health.
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