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Broilers II, Gaborone / Botswana, 03 - 14 December 2018, English
Course Masters: Moncef Bouzouaia (TN), Robert Gauthier (CA), Neil Duncan (ZA) , Peter Plumstead (ZA), Mohamed Hafez (DE), Stephane Lemiere (FR), Daniel Venne (CA), vanMeirhaeghe (BE)

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


Course Location

Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources BUAN
(formerly Botswana College of Agriculture)
Agric Education and Extension Resource Centre
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana

Web: http://www.bca.bw
Phone: +267 – 3650100
Fax: +267 – 3928753



OVERVIEW

This Broiler chickens “Specialized” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of breeder and broiler production. The objective of the WVEPAH education program is to offer a highly specialized training on all specific aspects of broilers (meat chickens) 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




COURSE PROGRAM

WEEK ONE

Monday, 03 December 2018
08:00 - 08:30 Registration and welcome (Cadot, Gauthier, Solomon)
08:30 - 10:00 The reproductive system of breeders (males and females) (Bouzouaia)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Update on the world situation of avian influenza and Newcastle Disease (Bouzouaia)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Chick quality (Gauthier)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 Impact of the breeders on the chick quality (Gauthier)


Tuesday, 04 December 2018
08:00 - 09:15 Management of the breeders and the chicks (Gauthier)
09:15 - 10:00 Chick placement, step by step. The importance of the first 7 days (Gauthier)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Typhoid and paratyphoid infections of poultry, a short review (Bouzouaia)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Broiler diseases I (dehydration-starvation, Pseudomonas sp. (omphallitis) infection, malabsorption syndrome, gangrenous dermatitis, cellulitis, avian encephalomyelitis, heat stress, keratoconjonctivitis (ammonia burn), inclusion body hepatitis) (Bouzouaia)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 Broiler diseases II (aspergillosis, E. coli infection (omphalitis), white chick syndrome (astrovirus), dysbacteriosis and rapid feed passage, gizzard erosion, proventriculitis, vitamin and mineral deficiencies) (Gauthier)


Wednesday, 05 December 2018
08:00 - 09:30 Skeletal diseases of broilers (rickets, tibial dyschondroplasia, chondrodystrophy (slipped tendon), femoral head necrosis (BCO), pododermatitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis (reovirus), spondylolisthesis) (Duncan)
09:30 – 10:30 Brief review of neoplastic diseases of poultry and differential diagnosis (Duncan)
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 12:00 Myopathies of breeders and broilers (deep pectoral myopathy, wooden breast and white stripping, cranial dorsal myopathy, toxic myopathies (ionophores) (Duncan)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 The effect of nutrition on the health of breeders and broilers (Plumstead)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17-00 The effect of nutrition on the health of breeders and broilers (Plumstead )

Thursday, 06 December 2018
08:00 - 10:00 Metabolic and physiological diseases, diagnostic methods I (hypoglycemia, bone diseases, effects of the diet composition, electrolyte balance, sudden death syndrome, oily bird syndrome, ascitis) (Venne )
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Metabolic and physiological diseases, diagnostic methods II (hypoglycemia, bone diseases, effects of the diet composition, electrolyte balance, sudden death syndrome, oily bird syndrome, ascitis) (Venne )
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Metabolic and physiological diseases, diagnostic methods III (hypoglycemia, bone diseases, effects of the diet composition, electrolyte balance, sudden death syndrome, oily bird syndrome, ascitis) (Venne )
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 17:00 Metabolic and physiological diseases, diagnostic methods IV (hypoglycemia, bone diseases, effects of the diet composition, electrolyte balance, sudden death syndrome, oily bird syndrome, ascitis) (Venne )

Friday, 07 December 2018
08:00 - 13:00 Farm visit, hatchery, slaughterhouse, depending on availability and distance (local team)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Necropsy laboratory and demonstration of the use of a clinical biochemistry analyzer (All available course masters)


WEEK TWO

Monday, 10 December 2018
08:00 -10:00 The European situation on antibiotic free broiler production and its impact. The impact of poultry welfare issues on diseases of breeders and broilers (Hafez)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Sample collection at the farm and in the necropsy room; what are the best samples for specific diseases? How to keep and transport them? (Hafez)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 The importance of E. coli in poultry production, primary and secondary infections (Hafez)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 Enteric diseases (necrotic enteritis, colibacilosis, candidiasis, viral enteritis) (Hafez)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
08:00 - 10:00 Most common breeder diseases I (staphylococcus, enterococcus, hepatitis E, calcium tetany, cloacitis, male aggression and cannibalism, feather pecking, ovarian and oviduct conditions, fowl pox (vanMeirhaeghe)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Most common breeder diseases II (staphylococcus, enterococcus, hepatitis E, calcium tetany, cloacitis, male aggression and cannibalism, feather pecking, ovarian and oviduct conditions, fowl pox ( vanMeirhaeghe)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 The principles of gut health in broiler chickens (vanMeirhaeghe)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 The key points of food safety in a slaugthter house (vanMeirhaeghe)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
08:00 - 10:00 Respiratory diseases I (pasteurelosis, coryza, infectious bronchitis, mycoplasmosis) (vanMeirhaeghe)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 12:00 Respiratory diseases II (metaneumovirus (SHS), ILT, ORT) (vanMeirhaeghe)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Parasitic diseases of broilers and breeders I, (internal and external) and control methods (vanMeirhaeghe)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 Parasitic diseases of broilers and breeders II, emphasis on different methods of coccidiosis diagnostic and control (vanMeirhaeghe)


Thursday, 13 December 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Viral and bacterial vaccines, classical and recombinant (Lemičre)
09:00 – 10:00 Infectious diseases of breeders and broilers preventable by vaccination (Lemiere)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 - 11:15 Vaccination programs, worldwide perspective (Lemiere)
11:15 - 12:00 Monitoring of the efficacy of vaccination (Lemiere)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Immunosuppressive diseases I (Gumboro, CAV, subclinical Marek’s, Reovirus, mycotoxicosis) (Lemiere)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 17:00 Immunosuppressive diseases II (Gumboro, CAV, subclinical Marek’s, Reovirus, mycotoxicosis) (Lemiere)


Friday, 14 December 2018
08:00 – 10:00 Broiler chicken production without antibiotic growth promoters (Gauthier)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Clinical cases presentation by the students
11:15 – 12:00 Free time to prepare for the exam
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Exam of the Luxembourg University and WVEPAH (2 hrs)
15:30 –16:30 End of the session, certificate of participation (Cadot, Solomon, Gauthier)





REGISTRATION

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



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