Merial plays a key role as one of the five (5) major sponsors of the 2nd APVS Congress
to be held on September 19-21, 2005 at the glamorous EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong
As a prime leader in Animal Health, Merial’s commitment to support such international
pig events cannot be under emphasized. Dr. Monty Lee, in one of his communications
to all LAGE members even commented that the Company’s sponsorship of the 2 nd APVS
Congress is “both noble and beneficial to Merial as a whole”.
In order to maximize Merial’s active participation in the 2 nd APVS Congress, a
Corporate symposium on Classical Swine Fever (CSF) is being organized in the afternoon
of September 20. With the theme Classical Swine Fever: Old Disease, New Challenges,
the Symposium promises to showcase Merial’s expertise in this menace that up to
now is a major pig disease of economic importance in the Asian Region. Notable speakers
such as Dr. Joris Vandeputte of Trivarop, Colfontaine, Belgium, Dr. Jeroen Dewulf,
Ghent University, Belgium & Dr. Ng Fook-Kheong, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority,
Singapore will present interesting and up-to-date topics on Classical Swine Fever.
With Dr. Francois Joisel as plenary speaker, APVS participants will also be updated
on the new solution in the prevention and control of the emerging PMWS. This is
on top of the Company's booth display that shall highlight all innovative products
In order to fill-in the years between the IPVS (International Pig Veterinary Society
(IPVS) Congresses, an Asian version of the same meeting format was created namely,
APVS (Asian Pig Veterinary Society) Congress. The enthusiastic Korean pig veterinarians
played host to the 1 st Congress held in Seoul, Korea. In the same venue, it was
decided that the 2 nd APVS Congress be held in the Philippines. The event promises
to bring international experts from the different countries in Europe, United States
and Asia to discuss current trends in swine health & production.