Research & Trials

Driven by science & industry priorities

Science first: that’s the guiding principle of our Veterinary Services group. One of our top priorities is demonstrating the strong scientific evidence to support the use of VAXXITEK® HVT + IBD and Merial’s other avian products. We believe every poultry health decision our customers make should be grounded in reliable data and a full understanding of its real-world implications, including such issues as:

  • Vaccine efficacy and clinical protection against diverse disease strains
  • Safety and immunology issues
  • Strategies for designing vaccination programs
  • Effects on performance and economic metrics
  • Issues related to specific businesses: broiler, layer, breeder
  • Diagnostic tools and techniques

A wide-ranging approach to research

Both in the laboratory and out in the field, our team of experienced veterinarians works independently and with outside collaborators to design and conduct various types of research:

  • Clinical studies with well-defined protocols
  • Virus challenge studies using specific local strains
  • Comparative field trials of different sizes and business types, especially on performance metrics
  • Systematic reviews, follow-ups of monitoring data, and other retrospective analyses

Collectively, we aim for diverse representation across regions and business types, in order to produce useful, relevant data for our diverse customer base.

Interested in discussing a possible field trial or clinical study at your operation? Talk to your Merial representative, or contact us.

Active in scientific and industry communities

The Veterinary Services group is also deeply involved in the wider scientific community, regularly publishing our own research and reviewing the work of others. Our experts travel the globe to connect with colleagues at industry events such as the World Veterinary Poultry Congress, regional gatherings, and Merial’s own annual Avian Forum.

We see our team members as ambassadors of science, bringing the knowledge and evidence from these communities to our customer sites all over the world—and driving Merial’s development of new generations of avian health solutions.