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Chicken I, Berlin / Germany, 16 - 27 March 2015, English
Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Dr. Daniel Venne (CA), Dr. Stéphane Lemière (FR)


OVERVIEW

This Chicken I “Comprehensive” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of the chicken production process. Participants will be trained to work up and solve common problems. The course also lays the foundation for more in depth studies on specific subjects covered in follow up courses.

Knowing the broiler production systems:
• The efficacy of the veterinary interventions in broiler chicken production is directly related to the knowledge of the production systems and the parameters involved in production.
• A great part of the veterinary problems in poultry originates from faulty management practices. Here, management is taken on a very broad sense.
• To be taken seriously by producers, veterinarians have to know the basis of poultry production.



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. 
Learn to develop or adjust preventive medicine protocols, including biosecurity, coccidiosis, and vaccination protocols. 
Regarding biosecurity, know practical ways to improve compliance for on-farm measures, including integrated pest management (rodents and insects). 
Apply the judicious use of antibiotic therapy. 
Know supportive and alternative forms of treatment against microbial pathogens. 
Although the main focus will be commercial meat birds, this training program will include an introduction to turkey breeders (chicken breeders), food safety, and welfare.


STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

During the morning session, topics are presented in interactive lectures supported by case presentations. The afternoons are reserved for wet labs and problem solving in small groups


TOPICS and PROGRAM

Course Program Week 1

Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier; Dr. Stéphane Lemière

Monday, 16 March 2015
08:00 - 08:30 Registration & welcome (Pierre Cadot and Mohamed Hafez)
08:30 - 09:00 Broiler Chickens Production Systems (Robert Gauthier)
09:00 - 09:45 Modern broilers genetic selection and health impact (Robert Gauthier)
09:45 - 10:30 Economics of broiler chicken production, introduction (Robert Gauthier)
10:30 - 10:45 Health break
10:45 - 11:30 Introduction to broiler breeders and broilers nutrition & feeding (Robert Gauthier)
11:30 - 12:00 Cost of poultry diseases (Robert Gauthier)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Breeders & hatchery introduction (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
14:00 - 15:00 Chick placement step by step (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Health break
15:15 - 16:45 Chick quality & hatching eggs breaking session (Robert Gauthier, Stéphane Lemière & Mohamed Hafez)
16:45 - 17:00 Discussion on topics of the day


Tuesday, 17 March 2015
08:00 - 12:00 Broiler farm and slaughter house visit (Mohamed Hafez)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 Anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic approach (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Health break
15:15 - 17:00 Necropsy techniques laboratory, laboratory specimens & case investigation.(Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)


Wednesday, 18 March 2015
08:00 - 10:00 Most common breeder diseases (Robert Gauthier)
10:00 - 10:15 Health break
10:15 - 10:45 Disease and management impact on breeders productivity (Robert Gauthier)
10:45 - 12:00 Necropsy of breeders, males and females (Robert Gauthier, Stéphane Lemière & Mohamed Hafez)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:15 Broiler diseases; aspergillosis, colibacillosis, dysbacteriosis & rapid feed passage, rickets, spiking mortality, gizzard erosion, proventriculitis, vitamin & mineral deficiency (Robert Gauthier)
15:15 - 15:30 Health break
15:30 - 17:00 Necropsy of broilers of different age, discussion (Robert Gauthier, Stéphane Lemière & Mohamed Hafez)

Thursday, 19 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Broiler diseases: malabsorption syndrome, gangrenous dermatitis, inclusion body hepatitis, deep perctoral myopathy, heat stress mortality (Stéphane Lemière)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 11:30 Feed intoxication diseases (mycotoxicosis, medication, etc.) (Robert Gauthier)
11:30 - 12:00 Litter evaluation and impact on broiler health (Robert Gauthier)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30 Immune systems (Stéphane Lemière)
14:30 - 15:00 Infectious diseases preventable by vaccination (Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Health break
15:15 - 16:15 Vaccination techniques (Stéphane Lemière)
16:15 - 17:00 Vaccination programs for broilers and breeders (Stéphane Lemière)


Friday, 20 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Laboratory techniques demonstration for vaccination monitoring (Stéphane Lemière)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Interpretation of monitoring results and practical examples (Stéphane Lemière)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Environment, biosecurity, cleaning & desinfection, pest control (Robert Gauthier)
15:00 - 15:30 Health break
15:30 - 16:30 Medication, feed additives, antibiotic growth promoters free production (Robert Gauthier)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion on the first week course (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)


Course Program Week 2

Course Masters: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hafez; Dr. Daniel Venne

Monday, 23 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Parasitic diseases of breeders & broilers (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Coccidiosis, prevention and control, clinical case (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Enteric diseases of broilers (Mohamed Hafez)
15:00 - 15:15 Health break
15:15 - 16:30 Necrotic enteritis of broilers, clinical case (Mohamed Hafez)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion on the topics of the day (Mohamed Hafez & Daniel Venne)


Tuesday, 24 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Metabolic diseases of broilers (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Ascites, clinical case (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:15 Bacterial respiratory diseases of broilers (Mohamed Hafez)
15:15 - 15:30 Health break
15:30 - 16:30 Bacterial respiratory diseases of broilers (Mohamed Hafez)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion on Topics of the day (Mohamed Hafez & Daniel Venne)


Wednesday, 25 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Viral respiratory diseases of Broilers (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Laryngotracheitis, clinical case (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Vaccinal reactions of respiratory vaccines (rolling reactions) (Daniel Venne)
14:00 - 15:15 Musculo-squeletal diseases of broilers (Mohamed Hafez
15:15 - 15:30 Health break
15:30 - 17:00 Viral arthritis (tenosynovitis) and TS clinical case (Mohamed Hafez)

Thursday, 26 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Immunosuppressive diseases of broilers (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Infectious bursal disease, clinical case (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Diseases of public health importance (Mohamed Hafez)
15:00 - 15:15 Health break
15:15 - 16:30 Salmonella infections, prevention, control methods, eradication (Mohamed Hafez)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion on the topics of the day (Mohamed Hafez & Daniel Venne)


Friday, 27 March 2015
08:00 - 10:15 Slaughter plant condemnations, transportation, welfare (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Health break
10:30 - 12:00 Fractures and cellulitis (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Regulated broiler diseases: Newcastle Disease (Mohamed Hafez)
15:00 - 15:30 Health break
15:30 - 16:30 Regulated broiler diseases, Avian Influenza (Mohamed Hafez)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion on the second week course and closing

Program: Chicken I 2015 - subject to change



CPD points (Continuing Professional Developement): 40
Please also see Certificate in Production Animal Health in cooperation with OIE and the University of Luxembourg

ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System): 5
Please also see Master in Production Animal Health under construction with OIE and the University of Luxembourg


COURSE LOCATION

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REGISTRATION

Tuition fee: EURO 2.500,--
Early registration: EURO 2.400,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15 February 2015)

As soon as registration fees are paid, the Cornell University’s DVDs «Poultry Examination and Diagnostics » will be shipped and the first six chapters of the forthcoming « Manuel de Pathologie Aviaire » forthcoming written by professors Jeanne Brugère & Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, will be send in digital form.

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