Global animal health and nutrition leader Alltech has appointed Dr. Tugrul Durali as Asia-Pacific technical manager for Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team. Based in Sydney, Australia, Durali will provide technical support to the company’s local and regional accounts, focusing on Alltech’s On-Farm program.
Durali started his professional career as an intern in 2001 at one of the biggest egg and poultry meat producers in Turkey focusing on aflatoxicosis in layer hens, then joining the Turkish Armed Force where he graduated as a veterinarian lieutenant from the Army Veterinarian College. After returning to civil life, Durali received training on turkey breeder health, management and artificial insemination from a leading Israeli company specializing in the poultry breeder field in the Middle East.
Durali later worked as a poultry veterinarian at another company, focusing on gut health and mycotoxicosis on broiler and breeder productions, and then moved to Australia to join a leading poultry producer as a technical services manager. His interests in the improvement of poultry welfare with nutrition and particularly antibiotic-free production led him to establish research trials, and he played a major role in the establishment of the company’s free range broiler production.
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management program was launched in early 2012 in order to help producers in their control of mycotoxins through a combination of mycotoxin management programs and technologies. The unique global program not only assists in managing mycotoxins throughout the feed chain, but also in detecting and addressing the risks caused by more than 37 types of mycotoxins.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Dr. Durali to the Mycotoxin Management team”, said Nick Adams, global director, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team at Alltech. “The wide-spread presence of mycotoxins means great risk for producers, and the increased demand on animal performance and productivity puts further pressure on them to find effective solutions against those hidden killers. With Dr. Durali’s experience, the Asia-Pacific Mycotoxin Management Team is in a stronger position than ever to provide a practical and solutions-oriented approach to effectively managing mycotoxins.”
For more information about the Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program or any concerns relating to mycotoxins, please call the Mycotoxin Hotline at 866-322-3484.