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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.
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Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?

The first gene-edited chickens resistant to avian influenza could be ready for production within 3-5 years, but global regulations need to catch up with the technology.
Work on gene edited chickens able to resist avian influenza continues apace, but bringing these birds to market will face numerous hurdles.
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How layer vaccination can effectively control Salmonella

Vaccination programs using live vaccines and inactivated bacterins have become important components of the egg industry's Salmonella control programs.
Producers have invested heavily in the past to reduce the incidences of Salmonella Enteriditis (SE) in table eggs with refrigeration, improved cleaning and disinfection of facilities, enhanced biosecurity, better pest control, testing, and record-keeping. An additional option that has widely been included in SE control programs has been the use of live Salmonella vaccines and inactivated bacterins.
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Preharvest Salmonella Control: Raising the standard for safe poultry

Processing can’t do it all. Food-safety experts say a comprehensive, integrated Salmonella-control program needs to begin in live production. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
Processing can’t do it all. Food-safety experts say a comprehensive, integrated Salmonella-control program needs to begin in live production. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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Purdue’s Lusk: Poultry, livestock research funds needed

Federal funds for research to improve productivity and health of livestock and poultry would be a good investment, senators are told
Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, urged members of the United States Senate to make sure federal funding is available for research to improve the productivity of livestock and poultry.
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