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17 March 2015

BVD Webinars Provide Effective CPD Opportunity for Busy Cattle Vets

MILTON KEYNES, UK, March 17, 2015 - Cattle vets will have the opportunity to update their knowledge on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by taking part in two interactive webinars with disease expert Dr Richard Booth BVSc PhD BSc (Hons) MRCVS in April. These will cover the following topics:

  • 15th April - Helping your clients take action on BVD
  • 22nd April - BVD diagnostics and control – a tailored approach

Dr Booth, a cattle vet who is currently lecturing in infectious cattle diseases at the Royal Veterinary College London, has been involved since 2006 with an extensive research project on what is one of the most widespread and potentially devastating infectious diseases for UK cattle herds. Through his work, he has become one of the leading authorities on all aspects of BVD, including its transmission, the impact on farms, diagnostics and methods of control and eradication.

The 45 minute interactive online sessions take place from 8.15pm and are free by registering at www.msd-animal-health-cpd.co.uk. All vets registering will also receive a free recording of their webinar.

The webinar programme is being provided by MSD Animal Health, manufacturer of BOVILIS® BVD, which has been proven for over 15 years in the field and is the UK’s most widely recommended BVD vaccine1.

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BOVILIS® BVD is an inactivated vaccine containing 50 ELISA units (EU) and inducing at least 4.6 log2 VN units per dose of cytopathogenic BVD virus strain C86. Legal category: POM-V.  BOVILIS BVD is only available from your veterinary surgeon from whom advice should be sought. BOVILIS BVD is the property of Intervet International B.V. or affiliated companies or licensors and are protected by copyrights, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Copyright © 2014 Intervet International B.V. All rights reserved.

 For information regarding side effects, precautions, warnings and contra-indications please refer to the datasheet at www.noahcompendium.co.uk. Further information is available from MSD Animal Health, Walton Manor, Walton, Milton Keynes, MK7 7AJ. Tel: 01908 685 685 • vet-support-uk@merck.comwww.msd-animal-health.co.uk

References:

1  – GfK data MAT February 2015

About MSD Animal Health

Today's MSD 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 MSD. Through its commitment to theScience of Healthier Animals™, 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 www.msd-animal-health.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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