MSD Animal Health Symposium draws over 400 veterinarians

22-03-2012 | | |

More than 400 veterinarians from Eastern Europe learned about the latest innovations and products from MSD Animal Health at the company’s recent scientific symposium in Budapest, Hungary.

For MSD Animal Health (formerly Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health), this marked the fifth time in as many years the company has hosted what organisers call a “three-in-one” symposium, which brings together veterinarians from the livestock, poultry and companion animal sectors.

“The combination of our science and technical expertise with leading practitioners and opinion leaders from different segments of the industry creates a fascinating and lively forum that is educational for everyone involved,” says István Gróf, general manager for MSD Animal Health in Hungary.

MSD Animal Health also used the forum to showcase several new products and ideas, including Protectotype a field-proven concept or management strategy for using existing vaccines to protect poultry against ever-changing variants of infectious bronchitis (IB). Research and diagnostic work sponsored by MSD Animal Health has shown that some IB virus serotypes cross-protect against other IB serotypes. Strategically using live and inactivated IB vaccines from more than one serotype can provide a spectrum of control that is “larger than the sum of the vaccines’ parts,” scientists explained.

Source: MSD Animal Health