People: MSD Animal Health recruits coccidiosis specialist

08-02-2012 | | |

Andy Payne has been appointed by MSD Animal Health to manage the successful introduction of Paracox 5 coccidiosis vaccination programmes with UK and Ireland broiler producers.

Paracox is a well established vaccine for coccidiosis within the broiler-breeder and layer sectors, with Paracox 5 offering broiler producers protection against the most damaging and economically impacting strains.

Integrated Livestock Business Unit Director David Schofield confirms the appointment, “Interest in the use of Paracox 5 in the UK has continued to increase in recent years. Consistent with our approach of providing a total support package to UK producers we are delighted that Andy is joining the team. His experience and advice will assist broiler producers in preparing for and implementing successful vaccination programmes.”

Payne’s role in the UK and Ireland will include monitoring candidate sites using lesion scoring and oocyst counts, vaccinating chicks, tracking, monitoring and evaluating performance of vaccinated birds right though the production cycle.

Payne has worked in both the layer and duck sectors including management responsibility for a large-scale multi-age layer unit.

Source: Merck Animal Health/MSD Animal Health