MSD Animal Health Announces Sponsorship of World Tilapia Conference

Company to Also Host Industry Workshop With Leading Tilapia Producers 

BOXMEER, NETHERLANDS, 13 September, 2013 – MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) announced today its sponsorship of the World Tilapia Conference being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16-18 Sept. 2013. The conference will bring together experts from across the globe to share insights on the growing tilapia market and discuss how farmers can improve the productivity and sustainability of their operations.

“The growing demand for tilapia makes proper disease control increasingly important,” said Robin Wardle, Aquaculture Director, MSD Animal Health. “MSD Animal Health is committed to providing solutions that can help fish farmers improve disease control and maintain production efficiency.”

On 18 Sept. at 12:30 p.m., key note speaker Rodrigo Zanolo, Aquaculture Manager, MSD Animal Health, Brazil, will discuss the impact that sanitary issues can have on the productivity and sustainability of tilapia culture in a session on sanitary issues and farm certification standards. 

During the conference, MSD Animal Health is also assembling some of the world’s leading tilapia producers for a workshop to discuss global market trends and identify issues that could potentially affect the growth of the industry. The workshop will include a presentation by protein production expert Osler Desouzart, CEO of OD Consulting and a member of the Advisory Board of the World Agriculture Forum.

“Tilapia production has grown significantly over the years, making it one of the most important species in aquaculture,” added Robin Wardle. “We are pleased to support the continued growth and development of tilapia production by taking part in the World Tilapia Conference.”

For more information about the World Tilapia Conference, visit For more information about MSD Animal Health’s aquaculture business, visit

About MSD Animal Health
Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. MSD Animal Health, known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. MSD Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit

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