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Egg II, Shanghai / China, 10 - 14 September 2018, 22 - 26 October 2018, English / Chinese
Course Masters: Greg Cutler (US), Nancy Reimers (US) , Eric Gingerich (US) , Ian Rubinoff (US), Vincent Guyonnet (CA) , Shun Fa Tang (CN), Guanghai Qi (CN), Jinlin Zhou (CN), Mohamed Hafez (DE)

Moderator: Robert Gauthier (CA)
Administrator: Pierre Cadot (FR)


TRAINING LOCATION

Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences
2901 Beidi Road
Shanghai
ZIP 201196


OVERVIEW

This Layers “Specialized” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of pullets and layers production. The objective of the WVEPAH education program is to offer a highly specialized training on all specific aspects of layers health; pathology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, management, etc., in a format usable in your daily practice. The course also lays the foundation for more in depth studies on specific subjects covered in follow up courses.



LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Know how to evaluate the birds’ microenvironment in relation to flock health and welfare.
  • Gain advanced knowledge relating to mechanisms of disease causation for infectious and non-infectious diseases
  • Recognize normal poultry tissues and recognize abnormal poultry tissues, characterize lesions, and interpret their significance.
  • Understand modern diagnostic technologies including both field and laboratory diagnostics.
  • Plan a logical diagnostic approach to the investigation of disease (including the identification of risk and causative factors of poultry diseases).
  • Collect appropriate diagnostic samples and perform relevant diagnostic tests for disease investigation.
  • Know how to interpret diagnostic results
  • Develop preventive medicine protocols, including biosecurity, coccidiosis, and vaccination
  • Apply the judicious use of antibiotic therapy
  • Know supportive and alternative forms of treatment against pathogens



    STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

    The training is done by professionals for professionals, it is a problem solving approach favoring exchanges on true clinical cases suggested by Course Masters and participants with a part of practical work (wet lab). The formal academic part of the training already known from other sources is intentionally limited but available in course notes or suggested readings.


    FURTHER QUALIFICATION

    Participants who complete the Module “Key disciplines in poultry health” including the “regulatory module” taught by representatives of the OIE and a Module “Specialized” could obtain the academic diploma “Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production and Health” awarded by the University of Luxemburg and validated worldwide by the OIE. The WVEPAH participants will join the international community of experts in Avian Health and Production.

    Further information available through info@wvepah.org or info@wvepah-asia.org or at www.wvepah.org



    TOPICS and PROGRAM

    PART ONE (10 - 14 September 2018)

    Monday, 10 September 2018
    08:00 – 08:30 Registration, welcome and outline of the course (Cadot & Gauthier, Yang Changsuo)
    08:30 – 09:30 Physiology of egg production and role of the bones (Reimers)
    09:30 – 10:15 Vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies (Cutler)
    10:15 – 10:35 Tea break
    10:35 – 12:00 Nutrition of pullets and layers. Recommendations and feeding programs for pullets and layers, feeding transition from pullets to layers, the importance of calcium and phosphorus (Qi)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:00 Reproductive disorders (ovarian lesions and oviduct lesions, etc.) (Reimers)
    15:00 – 15:20 Tea break
    15:20 – 17:00 Avian Influenza, description, situation and control measures in China (Tang)

    Tuesday, 11 September 2018
    08:00 – 09:30 Marek’s Disease and other neoplastic diseases (+ differential diagnosis) (Cutler)
    09:30 – 10:15 The use of medications and alternative feed additives in layers (Reimers)
    10:15 – 10:35 Tea break
    10:35 – 11:15 Fowl Pox (Reimers)
    11:15 - 12:00 Infectious Coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum) (Cutler)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:30 Infectious Bronchitis (Hafez)
    14:30 – 15:30 Egg Drop Syndrome (Hafez)
    15:30 - 15:45 Tea break
    15:45 – 17:00 Newcastle Disease (Hafez)

    Wednesday, 12 September 2018
    08:00 – 09:30 Layers vaccination program and vaccination techniques (Reimers)
    09:30 - 10:30 Laboratory testing of vaccination efficacy and interpretation (Hafez )
    10:30 – 10:45 Tea break
    10:45 – 12:00 Salmonella sp. (typhoid and paratyphoid), salmonella vaccination (Hafez)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:15 Visceral and articular gout and kidney problems (urolithiasis) (Reimers)
    14:15 - 15:00 Fatty liver –hemorrhagic syndrome (Reimers)
    15:00 – 15:15 Tea break
    15:15 – 16:00 Skeletal and lameness problems (osteoporosis, rickets, fractures) (Reimers)
    16:00 – 17:00 Mycotoxicosis & other intoxications (medication, pesticides, etc.) (Cutler)


    Thursday, 13 September 2018
    08:00 - …. Farm, hatchery, slaughterhouse, feedmill visits… depending on distance and feasibility.

    Friday, 14 September 2018
    08:00 – 08:45 Avian hepatitis E virus infection (hepatitis-splenomegaly syndrome) (Reimers)
    08:45 – 09:30 Fowl Cholera (Cutler)
    09:30 – 10:15 Infectious laryngotracheitis (Cutler)
    10:15 – 10:35 Tea break
    10:35 – 11:15 Campylobacteriosis (vibrionic hepatitis) (Reimers)
    11:15 – 12:00 Emerging and re-emerging layer diseases related to management and production systems changes (Cutler)


    PART TWO (22 - 26 October 2018)

    Monday, 22 October 2018
    08:00 – 09:00 Egg production in the world (Guyonnet)
    09:00 – 10:00 Disease and egg production drop investigation in pullets and layers (Gingerich)
    10:00 – 10:20 Tea break
    10:20 – 11:30 Egg quality, internal and external (Guyonnet)
    11:30 – 12:00 Focal duodenal necrosis & necrotic enteritis (Gingerich)
    12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 – 14:15 Production systems for layers and pullets (conventional cages, enriched cages, cage-free, free range, etc.) (Guyonnet)
    14:15 – 15:00 Food safety (Gingerich)
    15:00 – 15:15 Tea break
    15:15 – 16:30 Poultry coccidiosis and control measures and external parasites (Zhou)
    16:30 – 17:00 Spirochetosis (Gingerich)

    Tuesday, 23 October 2018
    08:00 – 09:00 Pullets and layers welfare, spent hens disposal, male chick kill, force moulting (Guyonnet)
    09:00 – 10:15 Economics of disease prevention. Economics of different production systems (Guyonnet)
    10:15 - 10:30 Tea break
    10:30 – 11:15 First 10 day problems, dehydration, aspergillosis, staphylococcus infection, omphalitis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc. (Rubinoff)
    11:15 – 12:00 Gumboro Disease (Gingerich)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:15 Chick anemia virus (CAV) (Gingerich)
    14:15 – 15:30 Genetic lines part I (past, present, future, the 500 eggs layer) and production potential (Rubinoff)
    15:30 – 15:45 Tea break
    15:45 – 16:15 Genetic lines part II (past, present, future, the 500 eggs layer) and production potential (Rubinoff)
    16:15 – 17:00 Pullets vaccination programs, vaccination monitoring, the use (and efficacy) of vector vaccines (Gingerich)

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018
    08:00 - 09:30 Lighting program for pullets & layers (according to location in the world in closed or open houses) (Rubinoff)
    09:30 - 10:15 Internal parasites & blood borne protozoal parasites (Rubinoff)
    10:15 - 10:30 Tea break
    10:30 - 11:00 Avian encephalomyelitis (Gingerich)
    11:00 - 12:00 Rearing, body weight, uniformity, space allowance (Rubinoff)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:00 Mycoplasmosis and the increasing clinical and economic relevance of Mycoplasma synoviae: its control and eradication (Gingerich)
    15:00 - 15:20 Tea break
    15:20 - 17:00 Moving the pullets to laying houses (Rubinoff)

    Thursday, 25 October 2018
    08:00 – 08:45 Fly control (Rubinoff)
    08:45 – 09:30 Heat stress (Rubinoff)
    09:30 – 10:30 Biosecurity in light of the recent avian influenza outbreaks in the USA & in EU (Rubinoff)
    10:30 – 10:45 Tea break
    10:45 – 12:00 Hysteria & piling, feather pecking and cannibalism, beak trimming (Gingerich)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:15 Botulism (Rubinoff)
    14:15 – 17:00 Necropsy session and sample collection (all available course masters)

    Friday, 26 October 2018
    08:00 – 09:00 Non specific enteritis & water quality (Gingerich)
    09:00 – 09:30 Tuberculosis (Gingerich)
    09:30 – 10:00 Ulcerative dermatitis (Gingerich)
    10:00 – 10:20 Tea break
    10:20 – 12:00 E. coli infections in pullets and layers (Gingerich)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:30 Exam layer course/University of Luxembourg
    15:30 – 16:30 Tea break, closing of the course and certificate of participation distribution (Cadot, Gauthier, Yang Changsuo)







    REGISTRATION

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

  • Manual Registration

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