Aviagen has appointed a new director of global health monitoring. Akos Klausz will report to Alfons Koerhuis, chief technical officer for Aviagen Group.
His role is to strengthen the health and welfare of Aviagen birds. He will work to safeguard their biosecurity, ensuring quality and consistency of global testing, as well as biosecurity, welfare and laboratory audits. Additionally, he will engage with Aviagen and industry colleagues in health-related research opportunities and implement new diagnostic testing globally to enhance disease-prevention efforts.
Originally from Hungary, Klausz has been with Aviagen since 2000 in various positions. In 2007, he relocated to Scotland to join the Aviagen global veterinary team, and later in 2013 became a company veterinarian for the UK. He has been responsible for the health of Aviagen UK’s pedigree populations, and has led numerous health research projects and investigations. He brings to this new role broad expertise and experience in veterinary care.
“I’ve had a love for animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since I was a child, and still today, good welfare and healthy chickens are among my greatest pleasures. I am now honoured to continue living my dream as Director of Global Health Monitoring, and am looking forward to working alongside a team of talented individuals who share my passion for providing the greatest level of care to our birds,” said Klausz.