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Sad Passing of Dr. Egon Vielitz


The American Association of Avian Pathologists has reported the death of Dr. Egon Vielitz on December 29th at the age of 89.

Dr. Vielitz was an accomplished pioneer poultry veterinarian who spent his entire career with the Lohmann Company extending from 1959 through 1999.  He was involved in developing vaccines including pivotal studies on chicken anemia virus and other immunosuppressive infections.  Through his technical service activities he traveled widely and participated in international meetings. He was a frequent speaker at industry events sharing his experience and knowledge.  During the 1970s this commentator worked with Dr. Vielitz who was intensely practical and could integrate aspects of disease control, management and economics in his recommendations, especially for nations with developing industries.

Egon will be sadly missed by his colleagues and many friends on four continents.