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Global poultry outlook positive despite COVID-19, ASF challenges

Growth could be seen if supply chain issues are managed correctly, Rabobank says.
Challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing African swine fever (ASF) in the pork industry will affect the global poultry industry in 2020, however potential growth could be seen if rising supply chain challenges can be managed, says Rabobank in the latest Poultry Quarterly.
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Farm biosecurity bill introduced in Canada

If approved, it would be a violation of the Health of Animals Act to enter a farm without legal permission due to potential animal health risks
A bill under consideration in Canada would make entering properties where farm animals are kept without lawful authority or excuse to enter an offense under the country’s Health of Animals Act.
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Antibiotic resistance - 25 Global Actions for 2025

Announced to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness day, veterinary medicines industry reveals a raft of investment and commitments to help confront ongoing issue.
Announcement of investment and training to prevent antibiotic resistance on-farm, will benefit all from poultry and livestock producers through to public.
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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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