Merck Animal Health Champions Young Aquaculture Leaders with New Salmon Science Award

Madison, USA.- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the US and Canada) is proud to announce the introduction of the High Quality Salmon Science Award supporting research in salmon health and welfare by tomorrow’s industry leaders. Starting this year, Merck Animal Health will award one recent graduate in veterinary or animal science the opportunity to present their research to an impressive number of industry specialists at an upcoming Merck Animal Health High Quality Salmon meeting in Scotland, UK.

“With growing demand for safe, affordable protein, the salmon industry is working hard to ensure the health and welfare of the stocks they are rearing,” said Dr. Chris Beattie, Head of Aquaculture, Merck Animal Health. “We hope to establish lasting relationships with recent graduates who are leading the way in important research and innovation that will benefit salmon health, production and welfare.”

The winner will present their research project to a group of aquaculture industry specialists at a Merck Animal Health sponsored High Quality Salmon Congress. Topics of interest include parasite challenges and solutions; infectious diseases such as pancreatic disease (PD), Moritella, Cardiopyopathy syndrome (CMS), and Hearth and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI); antibiotic reduction; and precision medicine, among others.

To apply, eligible graduates must submit a 300-word summary of their research project, resume and a brief letter describing why their work deserves the award to Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2017.

The winner will be notified no later than May 1, 2017. For additional details, please visit:


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