Merck Animal Health Announces Webinar for Poultry Producers, “Optimizing the Gut Environment for Improved Performance”

Webinar to Feature Experts Dr. Stephen Collett and Dr. Fernando Vargas

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, June 13, 2014 – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced an educational webinar to help poultry producers improve the performance of their flocks by creating a more productive intestinal health environment.

“Through the ‘Go Beyond’ program, Merck Animal Health offers poultry producers numerous tools to help them ensure the intestinal health of their flocks and improve productivity,” said Jonathan Perkins, Merck Animal Health. “We are pleased to offer this webinar to educate producers about why a balanced and stable gut is essential for poultry health and performance.” 

The webinar will provide poultry producers the opportunity to learn how to utilize the basic principles of gut flora development, manage the lower intestine beyond digestion, and rehabilitate intestinal microflora. Participants will also learn about tools for reducing harmful microflora that can impair performance.

The webinar will feature presentations from industry experts, including Dr. Stephen Collett, clinical associate professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Georgia, and Dr. Fernando Vargas, global technical director, Merck Animal Health.

The webinar, “Optimizing the Gut Environment for Improved Performance,” will be held on Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Poultry producers can register for the webinar for free by clicking here.

About Merck Animal Health
Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck (NYSE: MRK). Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck 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. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit  or connect with us on Twitter at @MerckAH.

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