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MSD Animal Health announces new distribution model
Until now, MSD's animal medicines have been supplied to customers via wholesalers.
The change will see MSD invoice its customers directly. 

MSD Animal Health has announced that it is changing the way it distributes its products in the United Kingdom, opting for more direct customer engagement.

Up to now, MSD’s animal medicines have been supplied to customers through a wholesaler network. Under the new model, MSD will collaborate with MWI Animal Health and National Veterinary Services Limited (NVS) to provide ordering and distributions services for its ruminant and companion animal products.

The change, which comes into force on 1 January 2021, will see MSD Animal Health invoice its customers directly. Pig products will join Aquaculture and Poultry products to be supplied directly to customers by MSD Animal Health.

In a press release, MSD said the move is being made to 'enhance the customer experience and more quickly adapt to changes in the market to better serve customers'.

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Boehringer Ingelheim to host online Christmas comedy special

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 Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Animal Health is set to host a live Christmas comedy event to provide entertainment and festive fun for veterinary professionals.

BI Animal Health's Christmas Comedy Cracker is a free online event, designed to help veterinary professionals sit back and relax at the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole profession.

The event will take place online at 8pm on Thursday 17 December. Comedian Rhys James will host and the line-up also includes ventriloquist Nina Conti, comedian Zoe Lyons and musical comedy troupe The Noise Next Door.

To register your place for free please visit www.christmascomedycracker.co.uk 

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Taking place on Wednesday 18 November, the virtual event will take the form of a series of pre-recorded webinars and a 'Slido' Q&A session. Links to the webinars and full instructions on how to use Slido will be available on gov.uk on 18 November. To join the mailing list for the event, email director.support@vmd.gov.uk