Egg Industry News



Mar 10, 2017


Merck Animal Health has announced the introduction of the High Quality Poultry Science Award to support research in poultry health, production or welfare.  Merck Animal Health will award grants to three post-graduate veterinary students at the master’s or doctoral level to travel to scientific poultry meetings in Europe, the Americas or Asia to present their research and network with experts in their fields.


Topics of interest include infectious diseases such as IB, ND, IBD and ILT, pathogens of food- borne significance including Salmonella and Campylobacter, reduction in antibiotic use and sustainability.

Delair Bolis, Executive Director, Global Poultry, at Merck Animal Health stated, “we are proud to invest in the future of the poultry industry by supporting young veterinary scientists with this new award program.”  He added, “A High Quality Poultry Science Congress will provide a format for leading experts in the industry to further foster innovation that will benefit poultry health production and welfare. 

Eligible candidates must submit a 300-word summary of their research project and a brief letter motivating the award.

Applications must be submitted to by March 20, 2017.  Selected students from each region will present their research at High Quality Poultry Science Congresses in Europe in May, Brazil in June and a location to be selected in Asia in October.