Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, PhD

Retired Professor and Director, Center for Food Animal Well Being at University of Arkansas

Education

Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi

  • B.S., 1968 Bacteriology
  • M.S., 1971 Biological Sciences

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

  • Ph.D., 1990 Poultry Pathology

Continuing Education

  • U.S.E.P.A. Perrine Primate Laboratory, Gas Chromatography Electron Capture Analysis of Pesticide Residues, Certificate, 1971
  • American Association of Feed Microscopists, Feed Microscopy, Certificate, 1975
  • Dun & Bradstreet Companies, Inc., Accounting I -­ Certificate, 1975
  • Dun & Bradstreet Companies, Inc., Credit & Financial Analysis -­ Certificate, 1976
  • Massachusetts Institutes of Technology, Advances in Food Microbiology, Certificate, 1978
  • University of Alabama, Time Management by Objectives, 1980
  • University of Alabama, Leadership for Performance, 1981
  • University of Santa Clara, Practical Food Law, Certificate, 1981
  • American Institute of Baking, Food Processing Sanitation, Certificate, 1984
  • University of Wisconsin, Advanced Corrugated Container Workshop, Certificate 1985
  • KFC – Quality Leadership Workshop, 1993
  • Mississippi State University, Excellence in Teaching Fall Symposium, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, Advanced Power Point Workshop, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, 12 Keys to Successful Grant Writing, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, New Faculty Research Orientation Workshop, 1999
  • USDA/CRESS Competitive Grants Workshop, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, GroupWise Workshop, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, Accessing the Libraries' Electronic Journals, 1999
  • Mississippi State University, Identifying Grants and Funding Resources, 2000
  • Mississippi State University, Human Subjects -­2000
  • Mississippi State University, Excellence in Teaching Fall Symposium, 2000
  • Mississippi State University, Faculty Instructional Technology Series, 2001
  • International HACCP Alliance, Train-­the-­Trainer HACCP Course, 2004
  • Mississippi State University, Web CT Jumpstart Workshop, 2005
  • Mississippi State University, Harassment Training Module, 2008
  • Mississippi State University, Animal Handlers WebCT 10-­27-­2005
  • Mississippi State University, Hazardous Wastes 08-­28-­2008
  • Mississippi State University, Human Subjects – IRB 03-­12-­2007
  • Mississippi State University, OHSP 05-­29-­2008
  • Professional Animal Auditing Certification Organization, Training for Certification as Animal Welfare Auditor, 2008

Employment

  • Present Professor and Director Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, University of Arkansas
  • 2010, July 1 to February 21 Retired, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University
  • 2010, January to July 1 Interim Head, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University
  • 1999 July 1 Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University
  • 1997 - 1999 Full time Consultant to Novus International, Inc., St. Louis, MO
  • 1992 - 1999 Adjunct Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University
  • 1983 - 1996 Vice President, Science & Quality Assurance, Marshall Durbin Food Corporation, Birmingham, AL
  • 1981 - 1983 Assistant Vice President, Marshall Durbin Food Corporation
  • 1975 - 1981 Director, Laboratory Services, Marshall Durbin Food Corporation
  • 1974 - 1975 Manager, Marshall Durbin Laboratory
  • 1971 - 1974 Manager, Food Products Laboratory, MFC. Services (AAL), Jackson, MS
  • 1969 - 1971 Microbiologist, MFC Services (AAL)

Consulting Activities

  • TechnoCatch, Koscuisko, MS, research consultant 2010 to February 2011
  • Fieldale Farms, Baldwyn, GA 2010
  • American Humane Association, Animal Welfare Advisory Board, 2007 - present
  • KFC Poultry Advisory Board, Yum Foods, Inc., Lexington, Ky 2007 - present
  • Executive Editor, POULTRY Magazine, Marketing & Technology Group, Chicago, IL August, 2001 - 2010
  • Consulting Food Technologist/Microbiologist, GenSpec Foods, Baldwin, GA 2002
  • Full time Consultant to Novus International, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1997 - 1999
  • Research Interests
  • Animal Welfare through improvements in processes for handling birds as well as improvements in the environment within the poultry house.

Graduate Student Training

Major Professor

  • Michael E. Chaloupka, M.S. 2001, Agribusiness Management
  • Montika Putsakum, Ph.D., in Nutrition, 2007
  • Ann L. McDonald, Ph.D. in Food Science, 2008
  • Zachery Williams, M. S. Poultry Science, 2008
  • Karen Christensen, Ph.D. Animal Physiology, 2010
  • Nicholas Sallas, M.S. Poultry Science, 2011
  • Derrick L. Everett, PhD student in Poultry Science

Graduate Advisory Committee

  • Sirilag Puvadolpirod, Ph.D., 1996 Animal Physiology
  • Jeanette Tankson, Ph.D., 2001 Animal Physiology
  • Becky Fiorillo, M.S, 2002, Food Technology
  • Davis E. Wilbourn, M.S. student in Poultry Science
  • Jane Odhiambo, Ph.D., Nutrition, 2005
  • Tucker Bielman, M. S. student in Food Science
  • Scott Virden, Ph.D., Nutrition 2006
  • Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, M. S. Food Science, 2007
  • Vamsidhar Battula, M.S. Food Science, 2008
  • Dennis T. Dawson, M.S. student in Animal Physiology
  • Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, PhD student in Food Science
  • Jessica Graves, M.S. Aniaml Science, 2010
  • Derrick L. Everett, PhD student in Poultry Science

International Experience

  • 1985 Institut National Agronomique and the Guinea Industry of France
  • 1985, Selected to tour the guinea industry in the Loire Valley of France and discuss the feasibility of establishing cooperative guinea processing operations with the U.S. Broiler Industry
  • 1989 Served as a Delegate to review the USDA-Pollos Picu Inspection Activities, Coamo, Puerto Rico
  • 1995 Invited to address the Taiwan National Poultry Association on "Management Philosophy of Vertically Integrated Broiler Production in the USA"
  • 1996 Taiwan National Poultry Association. Management of Farmers Cooperatives for Vertically Integrated Broiler Production in the USA
  • 1998 Avicol La Guasima, C.A, Technical Seminar: Sanitation in the Commercial Hatchery, Antigua, Guatemala
  • 2003 Association, U.K. Branch Symposium on Laying Hen Welfare, Bristol, England, July 16 - 20
  • VIV International Trade Show, Utrecht, The Netherlands and tour poultry processing plants in England, Holland, Germany and Denmark representing Poultry magazine, October 28 - November 4
  • 2008 Appointed to International Writing Committee on Salmonella, representing the United States production.

Professional Memberships

Southern Poultry Science Society, Member, 1978-present

  • 1999 - 2001 Executive Secretary
  • 1989, President
  • 1988, 1st Vice President
  • 1987, 2nd Vice President

Poultry Science Association, Member, 1975-present

  • 1987-1991, Committee on Drugs & Chemicals 1991, Chairman
  • 1992, 1993, Representative to Southern Poultry Science Society
  • 2003 - 2005, Maurice Stein Research Award Committee, Chairman, 2005
  • 2007 -  present,  Section Editor, Processing, Products & Food Safety, Poultry Science Journal

American Poultry Historical Society, 1990-present, Life Member

  • 1995, Chairman Nominating Committee
  • 1992 - present, Membership Committee, Chair, 1994
  • 1997-2000, 2nd Vice President
  • 2000-2001; 1st Vice President
  • 2002-2004; President
  • 2004-2005, Past President
  • 2007 - present, Editor Newsletter

World Poultry Association, Member, 1988-present

  • Institute of Food Technologists, Member, 1982-present
  • American Society of Microbiology, Member, 1971-2010
  • American Association of Avian Pathologists, 1990-2003
  • American Association of Feed Microscopists, 1975-1994
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1989-1996
  • Mississippi Poultry Association, Member, 1976-1998
  • 1976-1997, Board of Directors
  • 1992, Chairman of Board
  • 1991, Vice Chairman
  • 1990, Treasurer
  • 1990-1994, Executive Committee
  • Research Committee, 1981-1997, 2000- present
  • Poultry Management School Committee, 1984-1997, 2000 - 2006. Chair, 1987-1988
  • Membership Committee, 1985-1997
  • Convention Finance Committee, 1985
  • Education and Promotion Committee, 1985-1997
  • Convention Program & Entertainment Committee, 1987, Chairman, 1992
  • Convention Business Program, 1986-1997, Chairman, 1992
  • Environmental Committee, 1994 - 1997, 1999- 2006

American Chemical Society, Member, 1976-1996

Board of Directors, Central Industries, Inc., 1977 to 1997;

  • Secretary & Chairman of Laboratory Committee

Academic Experience

1985-1989

  • PO 4303 -Lectures on "Principles of Sanitation in Commercial Hatcheries"

1983

  • University of Alabama Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Institutional Management - Regulation of the Broiler Industry and How the Consumer is Affected

1992

  • Served on Advisory Committee for Curriculum Evaluation for the Division of Math and Sciences, Mississippi University for Women Appointed Adjunct Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University

1993

  • Admitted to graduate faculty of Mississippi State University

1993-1994

  • Developed and taught PO 4523, Commercial Broiler Processing Techniques

1993, 1994 & 1997

  • Poultry Physiology Lectures on "Opportunities in the Mississippi Poultry Industry"

1994

  • Animal Physiology Seminar Series, Mississippi State University: "MSU's Interaction with the Mississippi Poultry Industry"

1995

  • Participated in CSRS Review of Poultry Programs at Mississippi State University as Industry Representative

1998-1999

  • Member, Problem Statement Subcommittee of MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force;
  • Chairman, Sanderson Farms-Mississippi Chemical Special Project Committee
  • Presented Food Quality Control Laboratory for NTR 8253, 3 sections

1999

  • Member MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force
  • Member of Poultry Committee

2002

  • Member MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force, Member of Poultry Committee
  • Member MSU Food Science Institute

2003

  • Member MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force, Member of Poultry Committee
  • Member MSU Food Science Institute

2004

  • Member MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force, Member of Poultry Committee
  • Member MSU Food Science Institute

2005

  • Member MSU Nutrient Management and Water Quality Task Force. Member of Poultry Committee
  • Member MSU Food Science Institute
  • Member CALS Teaching Evaluation Committee
  • Member CALS Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • Member of Faculty Senate Teaching Evaluation Committee

2006

  • Member MSU Food Science Institute
  • Member CALS Teaching Evaluation Committee
  • Member CALS Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • Member of Faculty Senate Teaching Evaluation Committee

2007

  • Member MSU Food Science Institute
  • Member CALS Teaching Evaluation Committee
  • Member of Faculty Senate Teaching Evaluation Committee
  • Chair, Poultry Science Department Award Committee
  • Member CALS Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Department Representative on MSU Bio-safety Officer Search Committee
  • Member of Poultry Science Department, Department Head Search Committee

2008

  • Member CALS Promotion & Tenure Committee

2009

  • Member MSU Food Science Institute
  • Chair, Poultry Science Department Award Committee
  • Member CALS Promotion & Tenure Committee

2010

  • Member MSU Food Science Institute
  • Chair, Poultry Science Department Award Committee
  • Member CALS Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Interim Head of Department of Poultry Science

Professional Appointments

U.S. Congress

  • 1988, Agriculture Committee: Testified in Field Hearing on Programs Mandated Under the Food Security Act of 1985; Tuscaloosa, AL

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • 1981-1986; 1988; 1990-1992, Appointments by Secretary of Agriculture to the USDA Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

National Broiler Council, Washington, DC

  • 1976-1997, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 1989, Served as a Delegate to review the USDA-Pollos Picu Inspection Activities, Coamo, Puerto Rico
  • 1982-1986, Ex-Officio Member of Processing Committee
  • 1986-1989, Salmonella Committee
  • 1983, Chairman, Processing Committee Subcommittee to Review GAO Recommendations for Improvement in Water Safety, Facility and Blueprint Review Regulations

Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association, Atlanta, GA

  • 1979-1989, Feed Mill Management Seminar Planning Committee, 1985, Chairman
  • 1979-1984, Processing Committee, 1982-1983, Co-Chairman
  • 1986, Escort for Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Earl Butz and Assistant Secretary, C. W. McMillian through International Exposition, Atlanta, GA

Poultry & Egg Institute of America, Chicago, IL

  • 1974, Committee on Chlorine in Poultry Processing
  • 1974, USDA-FDA - Industry Task Force on Salmonella National Broiler Marketing Association
  • 1973, Advisor for FDA regulations to NBMA Foreign Investors on Regulatory issues for importation of Peruvian Fish Meal

Invited Lectures

1975

  • Chromatography Discussion Group Annual Meeting, Pesticide Residue Detection in Private Laboratories, New Orleans, LA

1978

  • Laboratory Discussion Group, Annual Meeting, Quality Control in the Laboratory, Jackson, MS

1983

  • SP&EA Processors Workshop - Update on Activities of USDA National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, Atlanta, GA

1985

  • SP&EA Processors Workshop - QC Cut-up to Further Processing, Atlanta, GA MPA Poultry Management School - Testing Water Quality, Jackson, MS

1987

  • SP&EA Feed Mill Management Seminar - Microbiological Concerns, Atlanta, GA Delmarva Poultry Health and Condemnation Schools - Reducing Downgrades Through a Preventative Quality Assurance Program, Salisbury, MD
  • Watkins, Ludlam & Stennis, P.A., Recruiting Seminar - Introduction to the Mississippi Poultry Industry
  • Mississippi University for Women, Division of Science & Mathematics Honors Day Guest Lecturer: Foodborne Diseases and Poultry, Columbus, MS

1990

  • Mississippi Quail Producers Association, Principles of Sanitation, Jackson, MS
  • The Mississippi State Department of Education, Educational Equity Program, The Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education and the Miami Desegregation Assistance Center, New Horizons for Women, Creative Uses of Technology in Business

1991

  • SP&EA, Feed Mill Management Seminar, New Tools for Quality Control, Atlanta, GA

1993

  • Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association, Women in Management Seminar, Featured Speaker, A Career in the Poultry Industry, Atlanta, GA

1998

  • Mississippi Poultry Association Management School. Processing: Equipment Adjustment for Zero Tolerance, Jackson, MS.
  • Novus International, Product Development Seminar, Poultry Processing 101, Sonoma, CA
  • Novus International Sales Development Seminar, Microbial Interventions and HACCP in Broiler Processing, ST. Louis, MO
  • Novus Farm Workers Seminar, Microbial Interventions in the Hatchery, St. Louis, MO
  • Omnus, Inc. Technical Seminar: Process Control in commercial Processing Plants, ST. Louis, MO

1999

  • Mississippi Poultry Association Management School. Salmonella Control in Broiler Operations.
  • Mississippi Poultry Association Management School. Salmonella Control in Breeder Operations.
  • Mississippi Poultry Association Management School. Processing Issues: A Panel Discussion.
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Feed Mill Management Seminar. Feed Ingredient Handling and Quality Control

2000

  • Mississippi Poultry Association Management School. Nutrient Management Regulations
  • Cochran Fellow Program Lecturer for delegates for Cote d'Ivorie, 2 lectures

2001

  • Seminar, Jackson State University, Research Collaboration Opportunities, Jackson Heart & Lung Institute Seminar, Jackson State University - Hinds Community College Bridges Program
  • Cochran Fellow Program Lecturer for delegates from South Africa, 2 lectures Mississippi Broiler Roundtable - Forest, Mississippi

2006

  • Mississippi Poultry Association, Poultry Management School, May 16, Mississippi State University. Pre-Slaughter Salmonella Control and Avian Influenza Update
  • Cochran Fellow Program Lecturer, 1 lecture

2007

  • Withdrawal Broiler Processing, Y Vizzier Thaxton, A Corzo, M Putsakum, K.Christensen, ZT Williams, SW Anderson, JP Thaxton.
  • Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, January, 2007: Welfare Issues in Processing, Y. Vizzier Thaxton
  • MSU, FSHNP Marination 101, March, 2007: Poultry Enhancements, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton
  • KFC QA Summit - Pathogen Reduction Symposium, New Technology: Bird Chiller Systems

2008

  • New Technology, Low Atmospheric Pressure Poultry Slaughter, Educational Sessions for Marketing & Technology Group, Poultry Processing, US Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Exposition
  • Winter Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Meeting, Poultry Session, Vacuum Stunning, February 2008
  • MSU, FSHNP Marination 101, March, 2008 Poultry Enhancements, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton
  • KFC QA Summit - Pathogen Reduction Symposium, New Technology: Bird Chiller Systems
  • Plenary Session Presentation on Incidence of Salmonella in U.S. Broiler Production to International Writing Committee on Salmonella, November, 2008. Atlanta, GA

2010

  • Annual Meeting of Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, Agriculture: How does it look to the public? February, 2010
  • Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference. Present and Future of Poultry Nutrition Research at University, May 2010
  • CAST Project: Food-Animal Agriculture Symposium, Comprehensive analysis of certification and regulatory programs: what is the future? June 2010.

Service

1999

  • Organized a week long Hatchery Management Workshop for members of the Moroccan Poultry Industry. Presented a lecture on hatchery sanitation.
  • Served on Mississippi Poultry Industry Environmental Committee Chairman, Poultry Science Department Recruiting Committee
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Feed Mill Management Seminar Planning Committee

2000

  • Nutrient Management with Phosphorous Index Extension Outreach Program, 10 Mississippi Locations
  • Chairman, Poultry Science Department Recruiting Committee
  • Cochran Fellow Program Lecturer for delegates from Cote D'Ivoire, 3 lectures

2001

  • Seminar, Jackson State University, Research Collaboration Opportunities, Jackson Heart & Lung Institute
  • Seminar, Jackson State University - Hinds Community College Bridges Program
  • Cochran Fellow Program Lecturer for delegates from South Africa, 2 lectures
  • Mississippi Broiler Roundtable - Forest, Mississippi

2005

  • Mississippi Poultry Association, Summer Poultry Camp, Planning Committee

2006

  • U. S. Poultry & Egg Association International Exposition. Presided over 3 sessions in InfoMart, January 26.
  • Presided over Marketing & Technology Group, Poultry Processing Educational Session
  • Presided at Alltech Quality Meat Summit Lexington, Ky

2007

  • Presided over 2 Educational Sessions for Marketing & Technology Group, Poultry Processing, US Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Exposition
  • Presided over 2 Educational Sessions for Marketing & Technology Group, Poultry Processing, US Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Exposition
  • Editor American Poultry Historical Society Newsletter

2008

  • Presided over 2 Educational Sessions for Marketing & Technology Group, Poultry Processing,,
  • US Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Exposition
  • Editor American Poultry Historical Society Newsletter

Editorial Activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Applied Poultry Research
  • Section Editor, Poultry Science Journal 2007 - 2010

Grants & Funding Sources

  • Characterization of Mississippi Poultry Litter, $18,000, 2000 SRI Grant
  • Poultry Waste Demonstration - RC&D; Funded October, 2000
    • $200,000: Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, Chairman, Funding Committee & PI
    • $10,000 Hamid Borazjani, S.V. Diehl, H.A. Stewart, Y.Vizzier-Thaxton, T.N. Chamblee, Use of Breeder Litter for Composting of Furniture Wood Waste
    • $ 8,000 Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, Assessment of Litter Quantities on Mississippi Poultry Farms
    • $17,500 Hasan M. Jamil & Y Vizzier Thaxton, Development of a Web-based Information/Publication Database
    • $17,500 Hasan M. Jamil & Y Vizzier Thaxton, Development of a Web-based Clearinghouse to match litter producers with users of litter
  • Characterization of Mississippi Poultry Litter, $9,000, 2001 SRI Grant, Y Vizzier-Thaxton PI
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association - $20,540; Funded December, 2001, Broiler Litter Compost as Soil Amendment for Truck Crops; Y. Vizzier Thaxton, PI
  • SRI Alternative Crops and Value Added Products, Poultry Litter as an Organic Means of Plant Parasitic Nematode Management on Cotton, 2002, 2003 , 2004 $45,000, Gary Lawrence and Y. Vizzier Thaxton, Co-PIs
  • Research completed to reduce the time of sampling, control the variables and increase accuracy of taking environmental samples for poultry production facility sanitation using the BioScience International SAS Super 180 Microbial Air Sampler as a way. The company supplied all of the equipment and expendables for the work valued at $3,000.
  • Collaboration with USDA, ARS, Russell Research Center on Attachment of Campylobacter and Salmonella to Avian Spermatozoa. Y. Vizzier is senior author on the project. All work was conducted at RRC at value of $15,000.
  • Research on Mechanical Harvesting of Poultry, 2005, $15,000
  • Research on new method of poultry stunning, 2007 to present, $15,000 per year
  • U.S. Scientist for American Humane Association Research of Aviary Housing To Identify Humane Solutions for Intensive Egg Production, PI - Inma Estavez

Honors & Awards

Gamma Sigma Delta

  • Historian 2004, Secretary 2005, Vice-President, 2006

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Beta, Beta, Beta

  • 1968 - 69, Graduate Assistantship
  • 1980-1981, Graduate Assistantship
  • 1984, Selected as one of 25 outstanding alumnae of MUW by the Hinds County Association
  • 1990-present, Listed in Who's Who of American Women
  • 1992-1999, Adjunct Professor, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University
  • 1993-present, Member of Graduate Faculty, Mississippi State University
  • 2011 professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University

Community Service

Starkville, Mississippi

Member Bulldog Club 1996 - 2010

Member Starkville Civic League, 1999 - 2007

  • Chairman, Projects Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Chairman, International Affairs Committee, 2003
  • Chairman, Fund Raising, 2000 - 2002
  • Second Vice President, 2002 - 2004

Member Magnolia Garden Club, 2003 - 2011.

Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1999 - 2011

  • Chairman, Vocations Committee, 1999 - 2003
  • Member, Regional Planning Committee, 1999 - 2002
  • Chairman, Arts & Environment Committee, 2002 - 2011
  • Lector, 1999 - 2011
  • Member Liturgy Committee, 2002 - 2011
  • Cook for Catholic Student Association
  • Knight of Columbus Auxiliary, 2000 - 2011

State of Mississippi

Member Catholic Foundation, Catholic Diocese of Jackson, MS 1996 - 2011.

  • Board of Directors, 2006 - 2011
  • Elected to Executive Committee, 1998 - 2011
  • Membership Committee, Member 2000 - 2011
  • Chairman, 2005 - 2011

International

Member of Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, 2003 - present

Publications

1968

  • M.S. Thesis -  Leptospirosis in Syrian Golden Hamsters (Mesocrietus aurtus aurtus), Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

1976

  • Hatchery Sanitation and Operating Procedures, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL

1977

  • Feed Mill Operating and Good Manufacturing Procedures, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL

1979

  • Evaporative Condensor and Steam Boiler Maintenance and Treatment Manual, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL
  • Product Recall Procedures, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL

1982

  • Processing Plant Sanitation Procedures, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL
  • Broiler Processing Manual, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL

1992

  • Emergency Response Procedures Manual, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL
  • Ph.D. Thesis - Differention of Inflamed Feather Follicles and Marek's Disease in Broilers, Auburn University

1995

  • Thaxton, J.P., Y. Vizzier, S. Puvadolpirod. White Muscle Syndrome as Related to Bone Marrow
  • Integrity in Processed Leg Quarters. Poultry Science 74 (Suppl. 1):220.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., BROILER PROCESSING, Pinnacle Publishing Co., Raleigh, NC pp 1-79
  • Tankson, J.T., Y. Vizzier-Thaxton and J.P. Thaxton, Possible Microbial Involvement in Cardiopulmonary Conditions in Broilers, Poultry Science 78(Suppl.):S48. (Abstr.)
  • Tankson, J.T., Y. Vizzier-Thaxton and J.P. Thaxton, Enterococcus faecalis and Cardiovascular Anomalies in Broilers. Poultry Sci. 78(Suppl.):211. (Abstr.)
  • Tankson, J.T., Y. V. Thaxton and J.P. Thaxton and J.D. Wilbourn, Biochemical Identification of Essential Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome in Broilers Following a bacterial Challenge. 79(Suppl.1):S66. (Abstr.)
  • Tankson, J.T., J.P. Thaxton, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton and J.D. May, Stress and Meat Quality in Broilers. 79(Suppl.1):S91. (Abstr.)
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., J.D. Tankson, J.H. Faison and A.R. Messersmith, Comparative Identification of Microorganisms from Commercial Poultry Operations by API20E and BBL Crystal Enteric/Nonfermenter Systems. 79(Suppl.1):102. (Abstr.)

2001

  • Oldham, L., K. Crouse, and Y. Vizzier-Thaxton. Soil and broiler litter testing basics. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1614.
  • Tankson, J.D., Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, J.P. Thaxton, J.D. May and J.A. Cameron. Stress and Meat Qualtiy in Broilers. Poultry Science. 80:1384-1389.
  • Tankson, J.D., J. P. Thaxton and Y.Vizzier-Thaxton. Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome in Broilers Caused by Enterococcus faecalis. Infection and Immunity, 69:6318-6322.
  • Vizzier-Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Spotting, Solving Evisceration Problems, Poultry, 9(6):26-30

2002

  • Tankson, J.D., J. P. Thaxton and Y.Vizzier-Thaxton. Bacteria in Heart and Lungs of Broilers. J. Applied Microbiology. 92:443-450
  • Tankson, J.D., J. P. Thaxton and Y.Vizzier-Thaxton Morphological Changes in Heart and Lungs of Broilers Experiencing Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome Caused by Enterococcus faecalis.
  • Poultry Science. 81:365-370.
  • Tankson, J.D., J. P. Thaxton and Y.Vizzier-Thaxton. Biochemical and Immunological Changes in Broilers Experiencing Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome Caused by Enterococcus faecalis.
  • Poultry Science 81(12), 1826-31
  • Tankson JD, Thaxton JP, Vizzier-Thaxton Y, Pulmonary hypertension syndrome in broilers caused by Enterococcus faecalis, Infection and Immunity, 69, (10), 6318-22, Oct 2001
  • Wilbourn, D., J. Tankson, C. Balzli, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, Microflora of the Bursa of Faricius of Broilers Reared on Litter. Poultry Science 80(Suppl.1):125 (Abstr.)
  • Vizzier-Thaxton; Mississippi Broiler Litter: Quantity and Handling Assessment. Poultry Science 80(Suppl.1):153. (Abstr.)
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, G.W. Lawrence, and C.L. Balzli. Cotton Nematode Control by Boiler Litter. Poultry Science 80 (Suppl.1):55 (Abstr.)
  • Musgrove, M.T., J. Tankson, N.A. Cox, Y. Vizzier, P. Cray, R.J. Buhr and J.L. Wilson, Recovery of Campylobacter from the Bursa of Vent Inoculated Broiler Chicks. Poultry Science 80(Suppl.1):101 (Abstr.)
  • Tankson, JD, Thaxton JP, and Vizzier-Thaxton, Y.. Pulmonary hypertension syndrome in young chickens with frozen and autocultures of Enterococcus faecalis. Experimental Biology and Medicine 227:812-816.
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Vigilant on All Fronts, Biosecurity, Editorial, Poultry 10(1):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Scalding and Picking, Poultry, 10(1): 14-16
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Winds of Change, Niche Stratification, Editorial, Poultry 10(2):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Roots of a Revolution: A Look at HACCP, Poultry, 10(2):20-24
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Big Ideas in Niche Markets, Editorial, Poultry 10(3):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. and D. Hyk, A Chill in the Air, Poultry, 10(2):26-27
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Summer Blues, Editorial, Poultry 10(4):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. All in the Family: Executive Interview, Poultry, 10(2)34-35.
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Plug Profit Drain Through Effective Water Management, Poultry, 10(3)18-19
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Celebrating Innovation, Editorial, Poultry 10(5):4
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. In Plant Microbial Interventions, Poultry, 10(5)27-28

2003

  • Evans, W., Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, K. Paridon and P. Hudson, Tomato yields increased with broiler litter compost applications. American Society for Horticultural Science. Abst. In press
  • Evans, W. and Y Vizzier-Thaxton. Impact of composted broiler litter applications on soil nutrients and organic matter in vegetable fields. American Society of Agronomy, Submitted
  • Cox, N.A., C. L. Hofacre, J. S. Bailey, R. J. Buhr, J. L. Wilson, D. E. Cosby, M. T. Musgrove, L.
  • J. Richardson, J. R. Tankson, Y. Vizzier Thaxton, P. F. Cray, K. L. Hiett, L.. Vaughn, P. S. Holt and R. J. Meineismann and D. V. Bourassa. Translocation of Campylobacter, Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens to several lymphoid organs following oral or intracloacal inoculation of
  • broiler chicks. Abst Poultry Science, 81 (Suppl 1)25
  • Odhiambo, J.A., J. P. Thaxton, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton and W. L. Dodson, Physiological stress in laying hens . Abst Poultry Science, 81 (Suppl 1)12
  • Thaxton, J. P., J. Odiambo, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton and W.L. Dodson, Stress and Reproduction in Laying Hens, . Abst Poultry Science, 81 (Suppl 1)
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, C. Balzili, J. Tankson, The Relationship of Broiler Flock Numbers to litter microflora. J. Applied Poultry Research , 12(2):81-84
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., T. E. Arbourgh , H. S. Renschler, and D. Wilbourn BioScience Air Sampler vs. Settling Plates for Microbiological Samples of the Environment. . Abst Poultry Science, 81 (Suppl 1) 25
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, J. A. Cason N. A. Cox , Sara E. Morris and J. P. Thaxton. The Demise of Academic Poultry Volume 59: 303-313.
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Time to Reflect/Re-access/Respond, Editorial, Poultry 10(1):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Maximizing Yield for cut-up systems, Poultry, 10(1):23-24
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Nuggets of Opportunity, Editorial, Poultry 10(2):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Spotlight on Dark Meat: No Bones About It, Poultry, 10(2):42-43
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. The Industry Changes, The Problems Remain, Editorial, Poultry 10(3):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Picking finger paradox, Poultry, 10(3):27-28
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Back to the Hatchery, Editorial, Poultry 10(3):4
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Hard lessons for poultry academia, Editorial, Poultry 10(6):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Time to Reflect-Reassess/Respond, Editorial, Poultry 11(1):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Maximizing Yield for cut-up systems, Poultry, 11(1):23-24
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Nuggets of Opportunity, Editorial, Poultry 11(2):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Spotlight on Dark Meat: No Bones About It, Poultry, 11(2):42-43
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. The Industry Changes, The Problems Remain, Editorial, Poultry 11(3):6
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Picking finger paradox, Poultry, 11(3):27-28
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Back to the Hatchery, Editorial, Poultry 11(3):4

2004

  • Thaxton, J. P. and Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, 2004. Method for Intra-Yolk Sac Delivery of Biologics.
  • J. Applied Poultry Research 13:384-387
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y and W. B. Evans, T. Arbrough and L. Currie. The Value and Safety of Composted Broiler Litter in Vegetable Crop Production. Poultry Science, 83: 1783 Poultry 11(1):6
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., 2004. Hargis, B.M., Y. Vizzier-Thaxton. Finding The Path Toward Better Pathogen Control. Poultry 11(1): 31-32.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., 2004. Innovations in Scalding. Poultry 11(1) 37-38
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. 2004. Escaping Maturity, Poultry 11(2):4
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. 2004. New digital technology enhances inspection and evaluation. Poultry 11(2)
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. 2004. Chickens in the Post Antibiotic World. Poultry 11(2)
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y 2004 Designed to Clean, Poultry 11(4)
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. 2004 Improved Vacuum - Improved Evisceration, Poultry 11(4)
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y 2004 Animal Welfare - Are we asking the right questions, Poultry 11(4)
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y, 2004. Designed to Clean and Maintain Poultry 11(5)

2005

  • Cox, N.A., C. L. Hofacre, J. S. Bailey, R. J. Buhr, J. L. Wilson, K. L. Hiett, L. J. Richardson, M.T. Musgrove, D. E. Cosby,J. D. Tankson, Y. Vizzier, P. F. Cray, L. E. Vaughn, P. S. Holt, and D.V. Bourassa. 2005 Presence of Campylobacter jejuni in Various Organs One Hour, One Day,
  • and One Week Following Oral or Intracloacal Inoculations of Broiler Chicks. Avian Diseases: Vol. 49(1):155-158.
  • Dozier, W.A. III, JP Thaxton, SL Branton, GW Morgan, DM Miles, WB Roush, BD LOTT and Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, 2005. Stocking density effects on growth, performance and processing yields of heavy broilers. Poultry Science 84:1332-1338.
  • Thaxton, JP and Y Vizzier-Thaxton, 2005. Intra yolk sac delivery of viral vaccines to broilers. Journal of Applied Poultry Science 14:582-587.
  • W.B. Evans,, Y. Vizzier-Thaxton, K.L. Paridon, and P. Hudson. Broiler Litter Compost Vs. Synthetic Fertilizer: Soil and Vegetable Crop Responses. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. Proc. Abstract No. 8010
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Connecting Yesterday with Tomorrow. Poultry 11(6):5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Water Wins, Poultry 11(6):45
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y The Alligator in Every Plant. Poultry 12(1):5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Poultry Perspectives, Poultry 12(1):40-42
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y Are You Prepared for AI. Poultry 12(2):5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y Sanitary by Design. Poultry 12(2): 21-22
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y A Fresh Look At Fresh Poultry. Poultry 12(3):5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Taking Stock After the Storm. Poultry 12(4): 5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Data Delemia, In the Plant: Automated Data Colletction Poultry 12(4): 27-28.
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Seven maintenance hot spots for poultry, 11/01/05.  Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly/technology

2006

  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, N. A. Cox, L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, C. D. McDaniel, D. E. Cosby, J. L. Wilson, D. V. Bourassa, and M. B. Ard. Apparent Attachment of Campylobacter and Salmonella to Broiler Breeder Rooster Spermatozoa. Poultry Science 85:619-624
  • Mumma J O, Thaxton J P, Vizzier-Thaxton Y, Dodson W L, Physiological Stress in Laying Hens. Poultry Science 85 (4): 761-769 APR 2006
  • Borazjani, H., T.N. Chamblee, Y. Vizzier, H.A. Stewart, S.V. Diehl. 2006. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Upholstery Manufacturing 19(5):26-27.
  • J. P. Thaxton, W. A. Dozier III, S. L. Branton, G. W. Morgan, D. W. Miles, W. B. Roush, B. D. Lott, and Y. Vizzier-Thaxton. Stocking Density and Physiological Adaptive Responses of Broilers. Poultry Science 85:819-824
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Tracing the Winds of Change, POULTRY 13(6):5
  • Vizzier-Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. At a Premium, POULTRY 13(7):
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Size Matters, POULTRY 13(7):41-42
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., JP Thaxton, M. W. Schilling, Hand versus mechanical catching and loading of broilers, Poultry International, 45:18.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. The Power of PR, POULTRY 13(8):5
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Power Over Pests, POULTRY 13(8)20-22
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Crisis management education, POULTRY 13(6)

2007

  • Vizzier-Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Is Bigger Better?, Emerging Trends, Spring 2007: 11
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Next Message: Consumer Education, POULTRY 14(3):4
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Friends and Foes, Understanding Bacteria, POULTRY 14(3):39-40
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. Proceed with Caution, POULTRY 14(4):4
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y. The Mediator, POULTRY 14(4):25-30
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Reducing yield loss with cryogenic freezing, 12/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: njector operation and maintenance, 11/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnlyVizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology:Selecting optimal packaging for further-processed poultry, 11/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Automation options for small-scale poultry processing, 10/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Selecting barrier packaging for poultry, 09/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Precision techniques for poultry deboning, 09/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Automation options for small-scale poultry processing, 10/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Using natural antimicrobial ingredients in poultry processing, 08/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Controlling condensation in poultry plants, 07/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Optimizing moisture control in the chiller, 07/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Using clean-in-place equipment for poultry processing, 07/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Processing Technology: Conserve it or lose it: managing water in the plant, 06/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: The ABCs of poultry picking, 05/01/2007
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Basic grinder maintenance for poultry processors, 05/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Producing high-quality steam for further processed poultry, 04/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Troubleshooting: Managing poultry feed withdrawal for food safety, 03/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: CO2 freezing systems: Safety and maintenance basics, 02/01/2007. Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier Thaxton, Y.Processing Technology: Using phosphates to maximize poultry yield, 02/01/2007. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly

2008

  • Battula, V, M W Schilling, Y Vizzier-Thaxton, J M Behrends, J B Willimas and T B Schmidt, The effects of low atmosphere stunning and deboning time on broiler breast meat quality. Poulty. Sci. 2008 87:1202-1210.
  • Schilling, M.W., Radhakrishnan, V., Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., Christensen, K., Thaxton, J.P., Jackson, V. 2008. The effects of chicken catching on broiler breast meat quality. Meat Science.79(1):163-171.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, Outside influences. 2008 POULTRY, 15(1):4.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, Food safety back to the future. 2008 POULTRY, 15(1):39 - 40
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, What happened?. 2008 POULTRY, 15(2):4.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, Making Tech Connection. 2008 POULTRY, 15(4):4.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, Controlling the Message 2008 POULTRY, 15(4):4.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y, Outside influences. 2008 POULTRY, 15(1):4.
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Managing flock health without antibiotics 02/01/2009. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. In the chiller: Optimizing chlorine effectiveness with pH. 12/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Pest control strategies for poultry plants. 12/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Poultry yield and quality control: A first-processing checklist 10/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. 08/01/2008 Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Live handling: 5 critical points that affect product quality. 08/01/2008 Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Enhancing deboned poultry tenderness with electrical stimulation. 08/01/2008 Published inhttp://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Immersion vs. air: Picking the best chilling solution for your poultry plant. 08/01/2008 Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Managing poultry hanging for yield. 06/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Optimizing your water reuse potential in first processing. 06/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. New technologies for pre-scald pathogen control. 06/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Maximizing yield 􀂲 live poultry through evisceration. 04/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Proper cooling 􀂲 hitting target temperatures to inhibit microbial growth in cooked poultry products. 04/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y. Testing poultry boning yield. 02/01/2008. Published in http://meatingplace.com/MembersOnly

2009

2010

  • Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Cason Jr, J.A., Buhr, R.J., Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., Smith, D.P., Cray, P.J., Romanenghi, C.P., Pereira, L.B., Doyle, M.P. 2010. Comparison of neck skin excision and whole carcass rinse sampling methods for determining Salmonella prevalence and E. coli counts on broiler carcasses before and after immersion chilling. Journal of Food Protection. 73(5):976-980
  • Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., K. D. Christensen, R. J. Buhr, M.W. Schilling, J. P. Thaxton. 2010. A New Humane Method of Stunning Broilers Using Low Atmospheric Pressure. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 19 :341-348

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