Merck Animal Health Reaffirms its Commitment to the Poultry Industry and Future Poultry Talent at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

Rahway, NJ, January  24, 2024 – Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced it will showcase its portfolio of innovative solutions to advance the poultry industry as well as offer future talent development opportunities at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA from January 30 – February 1, 2024.

The company’s booth (#B7045) will feature live demonstrations of SenseHub™ Poultry, a wireless system that collects and analyzes real-time behavioral data that is fundamental to understanding bird health, welfare and performance. The data can be interpreted by specialist vets, nutritionists and other consultants, allowing farmers to make informed decisions on-farm. There will also be live demonstrations of INNOJECT® Pro, a chick vaccination system that combines eye and nasal drop administration with a dual subcutaneous injection to ensure that chicks are handled gently and safely, while increasing the accuracy of injection and greater stability during the vaccination process. Representatives from Merck Animal Health will be available to discuss the Company’s other innovations in poultry vaccines.

Immersive “Career Journey” Program Available for Future Talent

Merck Animal Health is committed to supporting emerging talent in the poultry industry. In line with this commitment, the Company will offer several opportunities for professional development:

  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) “Coffee & Chat with Leaders,” which will include a panel discussion with Maxim Nakhodko, head of global poultry, Merck Animal Health, Georgina Romero, director, Poultry, Merck Animal Health with Elizabeth Galbreath, senior specialist, future talent programs, Merck Animal Health as moderator, followed by a booth tour. (Wednesday, January 31, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m)
  • Informal “Flash” Mentoring Sessions, which are quick and informal mentoring discussions focused on networking, answering questions about the industry and company, and resume editing (Tuesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 31, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

“At Merck Animal Health we believe in nurturing the future talent of the poultry industry,” said Maxim Nakhodko, head of global poultry, Merck Animal Health “Through our programming, we aim to go beyond delivering excellence in animal health by offering opportunities to grow the many roles of the poultry profession, valuing and honoring each individual contribution in the context of the industry’s holistic impact.”

Hot Topics Live!

Hot Topics, a talk show where industry experts answer burning poultry questions while enjoying poultry foods and increasingly hot sauce will be taping live at the Merck Animal Health booth. Attendees can attend the live tapings with industry experts, who will discuss topics such as new trends in the hatchery, work-life balance, diversity, and insights on the future of respiratory challenges, including ILT and avian influenza.. Tapings take place on January 30 and 31.

*SenseHub™ Poultry  is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease in animals. For the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of disease in animals, you should consult your veterinarian. The accuracy of the data collected and presented through SenseHub™ Poultry is not intended to match that of medical devices or scientific measurement devices.

About Merck Animal Health

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, vaccines and innovative health solutions for the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business of Merck. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, producers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of connected technology that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. 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 and connect with us on LinkedInFacebookX (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

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