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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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China pig losses ‘critical,’ disruption to intensify

Rabobank report says the rest of the world’s protein producers cannot fill the gap caused by African swine fever
In its latest update on the global African swine fever (ASF) situation, Rabobank said hog losses in China have reached critical levels, the rest of the world’s producers cannot make up the difference, and disruption will intensify as the disease continues to spread.
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