News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Pig Health & Disease

Zoetis-CEO-Kristin-Peck

Zoetis names Kristin Peck to succeed Alaix as CEO

Peck currently is Zoetis’ executive vice president and group president responsible for U.S. operations, business development and strategy
Kristin Peck will succeed Juan Ramón Alaix as the CEO of Zoetis, effective January 1, 2020, and join the board of directors, effective immediately.
Read more
Pork Crisis Alert

Maple Leaf CEO: Canadian biosecurity reduces ASF threat

While ‘nothing is absolute,’ Canadian pork company expresses confidence in continent’s current biosecurity initiatives
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael H. McCain spoke with relative confidence that the Canadian and North American pork industries are well-positioned to protect its pig herds, should the presence of African swine fever (ASF) be confirmed in the continent.
Read more

Zoetis establishes research facility with Texas A&M University

Animal health company collaborates with Texas A&M researchers to help reduce the threat of animal disease while bringing research jobs to College Station for innovation in livestock animal health
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility for accelerating the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines -- including those for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), a virus that can cause serious illness in cattle, pigs, and sheep.
Read more
young pigs eating

ASF outbreaks confirmed in Laos, Russia’s Far East

Disease seems to be spreading among domestic pigs in Laos
Official reports from Laos on the African swine fever (ASF) situation point to a significant spread of the disease among the country’s domestic pigs, while there have also been new cases in the Far Eastern Federal District in Russia, and Yunnan province in China.
Read more