|CONTACT: Ed Hastings, Neogen Corporation, 517/372-9200|
|Dr. Jim Little|
|Dr. Mueez Ahmad|
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 25, 2012 — Neogen Corporation has hired Dr. Jim Little as its professional services veterinarian for equine and companion animals and Dr. Mueez Ahmad as its professional services veterinarian for poultry. In their new roles, Dr. Little and Dr. Ahmad will be based in Neogen’s Lexington, Ky., facilities, and will be responsible for customer technical services, product training, and research support for Neogen’s comprehensive line of products for equine and companion animals, and poultry, respectively.
Prior to joining Neogen, Dr. Little owned a mixed animal veterinary practice in Clarkrange, Tenn., where he specialized in equine and bovine medicine. Additionally, he possesses expertise in bovine reproduction and stocker cattle.
Dr. Ahmad formerly served as the director for technical services for Coleman Natural Poultry. He also served as the poultry veterinarian in charge of HACCP and quality assurance for Draper Valley Farms, Inc. He has extensive experience in implementing commercial feed quality assurance programs, developing and executing food safety programs, developing and establishing animal welfare programs, and working with the USDA, FDA and FSIS.
“We are thrilled to add the extensive experience of Dr. Little and Dr. Ahmad to our team,” said Terri Morrical, Neogen’s vice president for animal safety. “Their expertise and broad range of experience will help maintain and improve the high quality of our products and services into the future.”
Neogen’s comprehensive line of products for the equine industry include EqStim®, a proven, safe immunostimulant used to boost the immune response of horses to help combat respiratory ailments, and BotVax® B vaccine, which has protected thousands of horses against Clostridium botulinum type B.
Neogen’s extensive line of products for the poultry industry include BioSentry® and DuPont™ agricultural cleaners and disinfectants, rodenticides, a rapid sanitation monitoring system, and tests for the rapid detection of microbial threats to the industry, including Salmonella enteritidis.
Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants, and rodenticides.