Merck Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress

Company Continues Commitment to IPVS Through Sponsorship Activities

MADISON, N.J., May 27, 2016 – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016.

Over the course of four days, the IPVS provides a forum for the swine industry to discuss prevention and treatments of emerging diseases, advances in reproductive technology and arising challenges related to respiratory health.

As part of its commitment, Merck Animal Health will host a satellite symposium on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 5 p.m., titled, “Building Consumer Trust in the Global Pork Industry –Starts Here.” The symposium will explore the relationship between the swine industry and pork consumers, and how veterinarians can contribute positively to this relationship.

“Merck Animal Health is committed to providing a broad range of solutions to help producers manage swine health and reproduction, and increase operational efficiency,” said Dr. Jan Nemec, Head, Global Swine Business, Merck Animal Health. “We are pleased to share new data about the reproductive lifecycle, as well as the treatment and prevention of some of the most serious diseases affecting pigs.”

Merck Animal Health had several abstracts accepted for oral presentations that cover a broad topic range. Those presentations are as follows:

Oral Presentations

  • Congenital tremor Type A-II in newborn piglets is caused by transplacental transmission of a novel pestivirus (Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 a.m., Hall 2; O-VVD1-002)
  • Evaluation of maternally-derived antibodies against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) in piglets from APP-positive herds in Belgium (Thursday, June 9, 3:20 p.m., Hall 2; O-BBD3-011)
  • Estimating the costs of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) at individual farm level using a tailor-made mathematical model (Thursday, June 9, 10:30 a.m., Hall 3; O-HHM1-004)
  • Impact on fattener performance compared with M hyo only in a PCV2 subclinically infected farm (Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m., Hall 2; O-IV-003)
  • Associations between Ascaris suum infections and different farm management practices (Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m., Hall 7; O-PA-003)

In addition, the company has an impressive number of studies about scientific advancements made in swine health. The more than 60 posters cover various aspects of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv), Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2), IDAL system, diagnostics and reproductive performance.

For more information about the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, visit Learn more about Merck Animal Health’s swine respiratory and reproduction management systems by visiting the web. For more information about MSD Animal Health, visit the company’s website.

About Merck Animal Health
For 125 years, Merck has been a global health care 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. 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 LinkedIn or Facebook and Twitter .

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