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MSD Animal Health calls for Poultry Science Award submissions

Three recently graduated students in veterinary or animal science have the chance to bid for sponsorship for the MSD Animal Health 2018 High Quality Poultry Science Award.

The awards will support the students in their research into poultry health, production and welfare with the winners presenting their work to a number of industry specialists at upcoming MSD Animal Health High Quality Poultry meetings to be held in Asia, the Americas and Europe later this year.

Taylor Barbosa, MSD Animal Health global poultry marketing executive director, said the company was proud to invest in the future of young researchers.

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“We believe this opportunity will help prepare students for their vital roles within the poultry industry and contribute to further innovation and advancements in poultry health and performance.”

Eligible graduates must have completed, at minimum, a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the past 12 months and have completed research for an applied project in either veterinary or animal science with an emphasis on poultry.

Topics of interest include infectious diseases, vaccine development, Poultry Mite infestation control, gut health (Coccidiosis, Necrotic Enteritis), welfare, hatchery, antibiotic reduction, food safety (Salmonella, Campylobacter) and environmental impact.

Candidates applying have to submit a 300-word summary of their research project, resume and a brief letter of no longer than 300 words, describing why their work contributes to the improvement of the poultry industry. This should be sent to hqpsciencesaward@merck.com

Applications need to be submitted by 27 April, with winners notified by 1 June. One student per region will be selected and will present their research in China and Argentina in quarter three of this year and in Europe in quarter four.

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