29/04/2019 - 10/05/2019 | Utrecht, Netherlands

held

Course Masters:

Dr. J-P Vaillancourt (CA),
Dr. R. Gauthier (CA),
Dr. M. Hafez (DE),
Dr. S. Lemière (FR),
Dr. D. Venne (CA),
Dr. K. Peeters (NL),
Dr. P. Plumstead (ZA),
Dr. H. vanMeirhaeghe (BE),
Dr. M deGussem (BE),
Dr. M. Matthijs (NL),
Dr. M. Dwars (NL)

Moderator:

Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA)

Director:

Dr. Pierre Cadot (FR)

Course Location

University of Utrecht
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Farm Animal Health
Martinus G. de Bruin building
Yalelaan 7
3584 CL Utrecht
Netherlands

Course Program

Week 1

Monday, 29 April 2019
08:00 – 08:30 Registration and welcome
08:30 – 10:00 Poultry production in the world, broilers, layers, turkeys), emphasis on the EU production, and production systems (Peeters)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 12:00 Anatomy, physiology (respiratory, digestive and reproductive) related to the main pathologies (Hafez)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Necropsy techniques, sample collection for specific disease conditions (Hafez)
14:00 – 15:30 Genetic selection, evolution and ways to reach the bird’s full potential (all species) (Peeters)
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 The most prevalent poultry diseases in Europe (Hafez)
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
08:00 – 10:15 Disease of importance in public health I (Campylobacteriosis, Chlamydiosis) (Hafez)
10:15 – 10:35 Coffee break
10:35 – 12:00 Disease of importance in public health II (Salmonellosis and Tuberculosis) (Hafez)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Environment, biosecurity, cleaning & disinfection, pest control (Gauthier)
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 17:00 Veterinary drugs, feed additives, antibiotic free production, growth promoters, water quality (Gauthier)
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
08:00 – 10:00 Introduction to epidemiology in poultry production (Vaillancourt)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 12:00 Epidemiology I, basic principles, risk factors (Vaillancourt)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:00 Epidemiology II, infection pressure, measurement of the impact of an intervention (Vaillancourt)
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 17:00 intervention Epidemiology III, statistical calculations useful in epidemiology, control measures, zoonosis (Vaillancourt)
Thursday, 2 May 2019
08:00 – 17:00 Slaughterhouse, feed mill, hatchery visits (local team)
Friday, 3 May 2019
08:00 – 10:00 OIE presentation I (to be determined)
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 12:00 OIE presentation II ( to be determined)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:15 Avian Influenza; description, world situation, control measures of HPAI (eradication or vaccination) (Matthijs)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Newcastle disease; description, world situation, control measures of velogenic ND (eradication or vaccination) (Matthijs)

Week 2

Monday, 6 May 2019
08:00 – 10:15 Nutrition I, basic principles, requirements, recommendations, feeding programs (broilers, layers, turkeys, including the breeders) (Plumstead)
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Nutrition II, feed ingredients constraints, composition, quality, mycotoxins, manufacturing (Plumstead)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:00 Antibiotics and antibioresistance I (Gauthier)
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 17:00 Antibiotics and antibioresistance II (Gauthier)
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
08:00 – 10:00 Poultry immune system (Lemière)
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 12:00 Vaccines and vaccination techniques (Lemière)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:30 Laboratory techniques in immunology (Lemière)
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 Clinical case presentations by the students
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
08:00 – 10:30 Introduction to metabolic diseases in poultry. Clinical biochemistry, a new science in avian medicine? Blood parameters and what influences them. (Venne)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 Introduction to metabolic diseases in poultry. Clinical biochemistry, a new science in avian medicine? Blood parameters and what influences them. (Venne)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:15 Hatching eggs and hatchery (production, storage, transportation, incubation) I (Venne)
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee break
15:35 – 17:00 Hatching eggs and hatchery (production, storage, transportation, incubation) II (Venne)
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Thursday May 9, 2019
08:00 – 09:30 Poultry welfare (Dwars)
09:30 – 10:30 Miscellaneous intoxications (medication, mycotoxins, feed ingredients) (Gauthier)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30 The cost of poultry diseases (Gauthier)
11:30 – 12:00 Litter, impact on production and health (Gauthier)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 16:15 Necropsies, broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders, hatching eggs breaking session (wet lab) (All CMs)
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
Friday, 10 May 2019
08:00 – 10:00 Poultry parasites, internal and external (broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders) I (vanMeirhaeghe & deGussem)
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 12:00 Poultry parasites, internal and external (broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders) II (vanMeirhaeghe & deGussem)
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:15 Module I examination (MCQs)
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee break, closing and distribution of the certificate of participation (Cadot, Gauthier, Matthijs)

Inscriptions

Registration fees include: ten intensive days training, the course notes provided one month before, practical works, one year of distance learning, the registration fees at the University and examination costs, lunches and coffee breaks.

Tuition fee: 2.500,00 USD or 2.000,00 EUR

To register please complete the registration form and return it by fax to +49 6782 4314 or email it to info@wvepah.org