MSD Animal Health has announced a new partnership with World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH), a global non-profit organization. MSD Animal Health will work with the WVEPAH that provides post-graduate programs validated by the World Organization for Animal Health. Known as Merck Animal Health in the U.S. and Canada, the company will help facilitate the certification of 38 professionals who are studying various aspects of production animal health including poultry.

“MSD Animal Health is proud to extend our commitment to veterinarians and poultry producers by facilitating new educational opportunities to help them achieve effective solutions and improve the health of their animals,” said Delair Bolis, Executive Director, Global Poultry, MSD Animal Health.

“Through our post-graduate study programs, we are providing training to support today’s poultry field veterinary leaders,” said Pierre Cadot, M.D., Director, WVEPAH. “The growing worldwide demand for poultry products can only be met by improving poultry health and welfare, as well as producers’ productivity and profitability, and we are pleased to partner with MSD Animal Health to build upon our knowledge base in the field of poultry production.”

Founded in 2010, WVEPAH offers Certification and Master’s programs to improve professionals’ knowledge of production animal health. The examination for the “Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production” requires participation in specialized modules related to the regulatory aspects of World Organization for Animal Health poultry health. The Master’s program requires graduation from the Certificate program in addition to a second specialized module.

Upcoming modules in “Turkey” (Oct. 17-22 in Berlin) and “Chicken” (Nov. 21-Dec. 1 in Gaborone, Botswana) are open for registration. Additional courses are planned in 2017.

To register for a course or find more information, please visit the WVEPAH website at