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Powell to Head Health and Welfare Programmes

by 5m Editor
23 June 2011, at 8:49am

US - Dr Ken Powell is to head Aviagen's Health, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare programmes in Oklahoma.

Aviagen expanded its roster of experienced poultry veterinarians with the addition of Dr Ken Powell, D.V.M., to Aviagen's veterinary staff. To help Aviagen meet the growing needs of its customers worldwide, Dr Powell will be responsible for the health, biosecurity and animal welfare programs at the company's internal grandparent and great-grandparent operations in Oklahoma. He will also support a variety of research and development projects.


Dr Ken Powell

Dr Eric Jensen, Breeding Program Veterinarian, commented: "With the addition of Ken Powell, Aviagen continues to strengthen its team of veterinary professionals as more people throughout the world turn to poultry as an affordable and healthy source of dietary protein. Ken will be an essential part of our team's efforts to ensure bird health and wellness and to develop industry-leading approaches to ensuring biosecurity. Ken's primary focus will be on Aviagen GP and GGP operations in Oklahoma."

Dr Powell earned his BS in Microbiology and DVM degrees from Oklahoma State University. He joins Aviagen with several years of managerial experience in broiler-type primary breeding and technical support for different companies in the allied poultry industry.