CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Amlan International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) dedicated to animal health, will host a pre-congress forum on necrotic enteritis in poultry at the upcoming 2014 AECACEM on February 26 in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Dr. Dennis Wages, professor of poultry health management at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, will open the forum with a talk on the prevention and control of necrotic enteritis using traditional and non-traditional approaches. Dr. Wages has been on faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University since 1984. In his career, Dr. Wages has presented over 250 scientific reports and authored over 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Wages' specialty is in clinical poultry medicine, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in food animals.
Dr. LeAnn Johnston, Technical Services Manager, and Dr. Jose Ignacio Linares, Technical Service Consultant Mexico, for Amlan International will introduce new product research and alternative treatments for necrotic enteritis, and discuss Calibrin-Z, the company's breakthrough product for bacterial and fungal toxin binding in livestock.
Dr. Ron Cravens, President of Amlan International, commented, "We are focused on developing products that benefit livestock growth through healthy gut development. Necrotic enteritis is one of many diseases that challenge poultry farmers in achieving optimal performance in their flock and hinder them from maximum earning potential. We are committed to educating the market on the negative effects of this disease and providing alternative, natural gut health solutions that raise the bar for disease fighting agents."
Amlan International sells disease management solutions that help livestock producers achieve peak performance in their operation. Calibrin-Z broad spectrum toxin binder is the company's breakthrough product for bacterial and fungal toxins control for improved performance in livestock.
Amlan and Calibrin are registered trademarks of Oil-Dri Corporation of America.