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Ceva establishes poultry business in Canada


November 27, 2012
By Ceva Animal Health

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Don Hanson has been named the Poultry Business Manager for Canada. Ceva Animal Health.

November 26, 2012 – Ceva Animal Health has established commercial operations in Canada and is readying to launch its poultry vaccine business in January 2013.

In preparation for launch, Ceva is extremely pleased to welcome Don Hanson as Poultry Business Manager for Canada. Don brings 15 years of Poultry Industry experience and is recognized for building exceptional stakeholder relationships. Raised on a large dairy and beef operation in British Columbia, Don, his wife Laura and his two daughters also farm broilers in Western Canada.

With access to Ceva’s wealth of technical, R&D and manufacturing capabilities, Don will focus on delivering value to the Canadian poultry industry while helping to bring new vaccine solutions for evolving local disease challenges.   

Headquartered in France, Ceva acquired Canadian vaccine manufacturer Vetech Laboratories Inc. in October 2011, adding coccidiosis vaccines to it’s line of existing respiratory vaccines.  

“Ceva is excited to be part of a dynamic Canadian poultry industry, and pleased to have attracted someone of Don’s caliber lead our effort” said Brian Thomas, General Manager of Ceva Canada. “Globally, Ceva offers an incredibly broad line of vectored, conventional, autogenous and cocci vaccines, and Don will help to accelerate the availability of key vaccines in our range that fit the needs of the Canadian industry.”

Until launch in January, Ceva’s current vaccine range continues to be available through its established distribution partners. Ceva will be working with these important and valued partners to ensure a smooth transition. For more information, contact Ceva 800-510-8864.