Honoring Caregivers Nominations Deadline Extended Until July 7
Program honors farm employees who have shown exceptional commitment to swine care
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 30, 2014 — Zoetis announced today that nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award are being accepted until Monday, July 7, 2014 — a one-week extension from the previous deadline. Nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award — which recognizes exemplary pig caregivers and their positive contributions to the pork industry — can be submitted online at zoetisus.com/honoringcaregivers.
“We have received some tremendous nominations to honor pig caregivers for the job they do to raise healthy pigs and protect the food supply,” said Gloria Basse, vice president, U.S. Pork Business Unit, Zoetis. “We know there are many deserving pig caregivers out there, and we want to hear about them, so we are extending the deadline to submit those nominations an extra week.”
From the nominations, five caregivers will be selected as winners and receive a trip to New York City in October 2014. Winners will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and given the red carpet treatment during an award reception.
Farm owners, veterinarians and others working in the pork industry are encouraged to nominate qualified farm employees. Nominated caregivers will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges based on their demonstration of commitment to the three pillars of superior pig care:
- Proper treatment — commitment to the responsible use of antibiotics to protect both animal and human health
- Proper disease prevention — commitment to maintaining proper biosecurity, hygiene and vaccination protocols to prevent disease
- Proper pig handling — commitment to proper pig handling techniques to ensure pig well-being
Any pig caregiver (not the farm owner) who is legally employed in the United States is eligible to be nominated and selected as a winner. For more information on the Honoring Caregivers award and the official contest rules, please visit zoetisus.com/honoringcaregivers.
Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2013, the company generated annual revenues of $4.6 billion. With approximately 9,800 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2014, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 28 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
Zoetis is the proud sponsor, with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, of the mobile educational exhibit Animal Connections: Our Journey Together. Families visiting the exhibit will explore the vast bonds between people and animals and learn about the important role veterinarians play in protecting animal and human health.
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