The global poultry industry is going through one of the most turbulent times in history driven by Covid-19 impact, increasing input costs, disease impact via Avian Influenza and indirectly ASF impact in global pork markets. This leads to big impact on regional markets as well on global trade in the short and long term. The presentation will provide a perspective on how these factors will impact the short term outlook for the industry but especially also looking into a new post-Covid-19 reality in which investor conditions will change and companies need to adjust to a new reality in which poultry will remain the winning protein but market approaches, value chains and industry structures will chains significantly.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
“Communicate or connect?
Intergenerational diversity and relationships in the company.
Take advantage of the talent and know-how of the different generations: they all contribute.
Expectations and differences.
Strengths and adaptation of our authenticity to new ways of communicating”ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Anticoccidial drugs have been used for a long time and have strongly contributed to the development of modern poultry farming. They remain the main approach to control coccidiosis. However, resistances have emerged and concern all molecules. Examples drawn from the literature, field feedback and personal work will illustrate the phenomenon.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gumboro disease is an immunosuppressive disease of chickens caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Since it was discovered in the 1960s, the evolution of this virus has resulted in many antigenic and pathogenic strains. The current status of these strains will be reviewed.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Classification of NDV genotypes/strains
The prevalent NDV strains in Asia
Diagnosis of ND
Immunity to ND
Vaccination against ND
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Poultry meat and table eggs are heavily associated with salmonellosis outbreaks in humans. Nevertheless, we are able to reduce Salmonella prevalence with a complete control program at farm level, that includes a strategical vaccination program. Inactivated vaccines play a key role in preventing the infection and dissemination through eggs and poultry meat and in this presentation we will show why.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
As markets mature societal pressure increases on how broilers are produced. Most recent developments have taken place in Northern Europe and are under consideration in North America. The ‘Better Chicken Commitment’ in Europe and the US is one of driving forces to move to slower growing chickens.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The focus of this presentation is to present the mortality survey as a tool to highlight main issues observed in the mortality of broiler breeders and to use those findings to present the results to the customers in a practical way and correlate those findings to what happen in the field.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The presentation will focus on chick handling, managing Chick body temperature, and controlling chick hydration during the pulling, processing, holding, and transporting of chicks.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Light is one of the most powerful tools layer farmers can use to help improve production. With the lighting options today of so many different types of LED bulbs, lighting can be more confusing than ever. We will work to help you understand how to light and manage your hens.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
In today’s world where production facilities are driven by efficiency more than ever, the best way to drive optimisation is through accurate and relevant data. Data is needed to track your flock and make the right decisions to improve key KPIs but also to plan and predict future potential outcomes. The industry is changing daily and we as players in it, have to adapt and evolve.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Royal Pas Reform is announcing a next step into early nutrition and animal welfare- friendly production practices. After the successful launch of the SmartStart™ post-hatch feeding hatcher for hatcheries worldwide, it now introduces SmartVac™. Smartvac™ is the first in-ovo injector that both administers injectables exclusively into the amnion fluid, and also enables the application of in-ovo feeding. The SmartVac™ device opens the poultry industry to apply vaccines for Gumboro, Marek, ND and Coccidiosis vaccines in ovo, optionally in combination with nutritional components.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Eimeria can cause coccidiosis, influencing poultry health, welfare and productivity. Coccidiosis, and the broader problem of gut dysbiosis, are complex multi-factorial diseases influenced by chicken and Eimeria genetics, as well as farm management, immune status and diet. This presentation will focus on chicken and microbiome ‘tolerance’ to Eimeria infection.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The aim of this presentation is to familiarize Diagnos users with the main important concepts relating to the whole process of molecular diagnosis of IBD, starting with the sampling procedure on the farm and finishing with the interpretation of laboratory results.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The Newcastle disease is one of the most important diseases in poultry, causing economic losses and trading embargos. It is especially endemic in South America. The presentation is about the Newcastle disease situation in Latin América, more specifically in Peru and most used vaccination programs in the region for Broilers and commercial layers.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
In chicken flocks, aMPV causes respiratory and reproductive problems. It is another factor of the respiratory disease complex in young birds, one of the causative agents of swollen head syndrome, and one of the main cause of drops in egg production and quality. Losses due to aMPV can be minimised by proper vaccination with live and killed aMPV vaccines.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Modern layer genetics show a continuously increasing genetic prosperity and production performance. Nevertheless, feeding is always under discussion as it makes the highest share in production costs. The presentation focus on some key essential aspects in feeding management and feed as such which give outmost support targeting for overall efficiency in feeding layers and egg production in general.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
A good quality pullet is essential to reach the targets set for the productive life of laying hens. The rearing period is the investment phase in egg production: the successful attainment of the correct body weight and frame, uniformity and feed intake capacity will enable pullets to express their genetic potential.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The biosecurity programme is considered essential for sustainable profitability in the poultry sector.However, despite the effort and resources devoted, biosecurity breaches are still a major problem on some farms. The aim of this lecture is to try to identify the most common failures and how to avoid them.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Change happens in two ways: From the inside out and from the outside in. In this way, we will approach the context of these changes: A look inside under the focus of the needs, demands and opportunities that arise from this process. A look outside at the market and its transformations, bringing new demands / requirements and impacts on the production chains.
All of this from the perspective of sustainability (or recently ESG). Let’s conclude how it impacts companies, processes, and people.
Many factors influence hatchability and chick quality. During this session, Marina Solé of Hiprastats will explain how you can monitor and link key hatchery parameters. Getting from data to knowledge will be explained using real life examples.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Coccidiosis which is caused by multiple species of the genus Eimeria is the most important parasitic disease to the global poultry industry. Multiple challenges confront the rising demand for poultry food production in post-antibiotic era. I will discuss recombinant vaccines, antimicrobial peptides and alternatives to antibiotics related to coccidiosis research.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Immunosuppressive diseases are a great concern for the poultry industry. For instance, the Marek’s disease, the emergence of CAV or the reemergence of Gumboro disease have been the cause of significant economic direct and particularly indirect losses (disease and mortality, immunodeficiency, secondary infections, the increased use of antibiotics and impaired growth).ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Turkey rhinotracheitis is the most important viral respiratory disease among turkeys because of the destruction of the ciliated epithelium of the upper respiratory tract. To reach the target tissue, coarse spray is needed and the proper drop size. This is the way to achieve success in the protection of turkeys and make vaccination programs effective.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
In India in recent times, the current vaccination practice of using a live SG vaccine alone has failed to protect the field challenges of S. Gallinarum. To overcome this, a programme containing live SG vaccine and inactivated SE vaccine has been tried. Better results were obtained with this combination, in terms of a significant reduction in the prevalence of S. Gallinarum.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Laying hens have strongly increased their laying persistence and shell quality during the last years. Consequently, flocks can currently continue to produce up to 90 weeks of age and beyond. Therefore, the immunity of laying hens in the late part of their production cycle becomes a challenge to allow the development of their genetic potential.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic and the rising cost of raw materials have placed more focus on better feed efficiency in broiler production. The presentation brings a practical approach to improving gut health applied in South America, one of the major production regions in the world.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
“Infections with Fowl Adenoviruses (FAdV) are widespread and endemic worldwide. In many cases they are present without any signs of clinical disease.
Clinical diseases associated with Fowl Adenovirus Infections are described as Inclusion Body Hepatitis (IBH), Hydropericardium Syndrome (HPS) and Avian Gizzard erosion (AGE).
Measures for the diagnosis and prevention of Fowl Adenovirus infections are discussed.”
It´s essential that consumers have clear, rigorous information in order to be able to decide which products on the market responds to their needs and ways of life. Trends and needs such as animal welfare, animals raised without antibiotics, good farming practices, sustainability and food safety necessary needs a verification by an independent third party to provide the necessary trust to society.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
We will review the probable links of AI situation with: the production systems (vertical intregration, free range, biosecurity practices), the implementation of other control programs as Salmonella control program, the existence of sectorial control laboratories, the importance of monitoring, active and passive surveillance. The Spanish situation concerning Avian Influenza will be discussed.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of anticoccidial vaccines as an alternative tool to protect against coccidiosis and, therefore, to improve poultry gut health. In this talk, we will present two studies evaluating the ability of an anticoccidial vaccine (EVANT®), with or without feed additives, to protect against a necrotic enteritis challenge.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Reviews the past, present and future of the use of immune-complex vaccines against IBD. ICX vaccines against Gumboro disease have been on the market for more than 10 years. However, do we fully understand how they work and what to expect from them? Are you aware of the latest innovations?ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The presentation is about Newcastle disease, updates and vaccination strategy, the presentation is about characteristics of the Paramyxovirus serotype I, geographic distribution, clinical signs and post mortem lesions, vaccines available in the market, vaccination strategies, new technologies and the conclusion.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is an important pathogen that causes respiratory diseases and reproductive failure in various avian species. However its influence to broiler industry is underestimated. aMPV is one of the most important etiological factors of swollen head syndrome of broilers, which is due to secondary bacterial infection could increase mortality rate more than 2.0 % and decrease the weight gaining of chickens.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The production of chickens without antibiotics has grown in recent years. In this presentation we will see the most important factors to take into account, from the breeder to the slaughterhouse, to achieve maximum productive performance of these animals.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
This topic is about sustainability research Aviagen has done, which allows us to estimate the environmental impact and resource needs when you’re using different broiler genotypes and growing them in different production systems.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
The objective in breeding laying hens is to improve the amount of 1st quality eggs produced per hen housed. Besides choosing the best breed, it is important to create the optimal environment for the flock. Well-balanced nutrition, of high quality, plays a key role when maintaining your flock in top condition.ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Every time the egg production business is more demanding and it requires to more specialized management of our birds during their rearing and production periods. There are specific aims in these two periods that we must meet to ensure from the management side that these hens can express their maximum genetic potential.ABOUT THE SPEAKER