CAMPINAS, Brazil – Aviagen® Latin America's third webinar in the new series will take place on April 21. Led by Poultry Health Consultant and former Aviagen Vice President of Veterinary Services Dr. Gregorio Rosales, the webinar will focus on ways to control Marek’s Disease in breeders and broilers.
A highly contagious virus, Marek’s is one of the most common diseases to afflict chickens. Once infected, the bird has the disease for life. Through the years, the virus has evolved and acquired greater virulence, and has continued to be a global threat.
“Aviagen is committed to promoting bird health and welfare, along with the social sustainability of poultry producers. Therefore, controlling poultry disease is a top priority, as it strengthens both bird health and the businesses of Aviagen customers,” explained Andrés Parra, Sales and Technical Services manager for Aviagen in Colombia.
About Dr. Gregorio Rosales
Dr. Rosales achieved the title of Zootechnical Veterinarian from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he was also awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal of Merit for high academic achievement. Until 1981, he worked as a breeding manager at a broiler production company in Mexico. He later completed his postgraduate studies, earning a Master of Science (MS) from the University of Georgia in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1988. He then became Technical Director for Indian River®, which became Ross® Breeders and eventually the Aviagen. Dr. Rosales worked as Aviagen’s Vice President of Veterinary Services from 1991 until he retired in 2015 to further serve the poultry industry as a private consultant.
How to register for the webinar
This year, webinars continue to be held every Wednesday in Spanish, with simultaneous translation when necessary. Those interested in participating may register at https://aviagen.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0cUJ7sUJQH-FKzovfQerAg.
Registration is limited and will be closed 60 minutes before the start of the session. Meetings will take place at the following times:
- 4:00 p.m. in Argentina and Uruguay
- 3:00 p.m. in Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Venezuela
- 2:00 p.m. in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru
- 1:00 p.m. in other Central American countries
For information on upcoming webinars, customers should contact Francinea Golucci at email@example.com.