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Chicken I, Gaborone / Botswana, 27 November - 8 December 2017, English
Course Masters: Prof. Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt (CA) , Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Prof. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Dr. Stιphane Lemiθre (FR) , Dr. Daniel Venne (CA),
Dr. Letshwenyo, Moetapele (BW), Dr. Peter Plumstead (US), Dr. Neil Duncan (ZA)

Administrator: Dr. Pierre Cadot (FR)
Coordinator: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA)


OVERVIEW

This Key disciplines and Regulation course is an overview of important key disciplines necessary for the understanding of poultry pathology and production. The objective of the WVEPAH education program is to offer a complete training on all specific aspects of poultry health; pathology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, management, antibiotics, welfare, etc., in a format usable in your daily practice. The role of the OIE and its regulations are also presented to enable the veterinarians to contribute to the safety of poultry and the international trade. 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
  • Familiarize with welfare issues, antibiotics, nutrition
  • Understand the role of epidemiology in modern poultry production
  • 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.


    PROGRAM

    Module I, Course Program 1st Week

    Monday November 27
    08:00 – 08:30 Registration & Welcome
    08:30 – 10:00 Poultry production in the world (broilers, layers, turkeys), emphasis on the regional production of the course location, and production systems (Gauthier & Duncan)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 Anatomy, physiology (respiratory, digestive and reproductive) related to the main pathologies (Duncan)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:15 Genetic selection, evolution and ways to reach the bird’s full potential (all species) (Gauthier)
    14:15 – 15:15 The cost of poultry diseases (Duncan)
    15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break
    15:35 – 17:00 The most prevalent poultry diseases in South and East Africa (Duncan)

    Tuesday November 28
    08:00 - 10:00 Antibiotics and antibioresistance I (Gauthier)
    10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
    10:20 - 12:00 Antibiotics and antibioresistance II (Gauthier)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:00 Miscellaneous intoxications (medication, mycotoxins, feed ingredients) (Gauthier)
    15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
    15:20 - 17:00 Litter impact on production and health and poultry welfare (Gauthier)

    Wednesday November 29
    08:00 – 10:00 Poultry parasites, internal and external (broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders) I (Gauthier)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 Poultry parasites, internal and external (broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders) II (Gauthier)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:00 Nutrition I, basic principles, requirements, recommendations, feeding programs (broilers, layers, turkeys, including the breeders) (Plumstead)
    15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
    15:20 – 17:00 Nutrition II, feed ingredients constraints, composition, quality, mycotoxins, feed formulation, manufacturing (Plumstead)

    Thursday November 30
    08:00 – 17:00 Slaughterhouse, feed mill, hatchery, farm visits (local team)

    Friday December 1
    08:00 – 10:00 OIE presentation I (Moetapele)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 OIE presentation II (Moetapele)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
    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)

    Module I, Course Program 2nd Week

    Monday December 4
    08:00 – 10:00 Avian influenza and Newcastle disease (Hafez)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 Reportable diseases (AI and ND) I, intervention programs. The eradication strategy (Hafez)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:00 Reportable diseases (AI and ND) II, intervention programs. The vaccination strategy (Hafez)
    15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
    15:20 – 17:00 Disease of importance in public health I (Campylobacteriosis, Chlamydiosis) (Hafez)

    Tuesday December 5
    08:00 – 09:30 Disease of importance in public health II (Salmonellosis and Tuberculosis) (Hafez)
    09:30 – 09:50 Coffee Break
    09:50 – 12:00 Introduction to metabolic diseases of poultry. Clinical biochemistry, a new science in avian medicine? Blood parameters and what influence them. (Venne)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:30 Necropsy techniques, sample collection, theory (Hafez)
    14:30 – 15:30 Hatching eggs and hatchery (production, storage, transportation, incubation) I (Venne)
    15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
    15:50 – 17:00 Hatching eggs and hatchery (production, storage, transportation, incubation) II (Venne)

    Wednesday December 6
    08:00 – 10:00 Poultry immune system (Lemiθre)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 Vaccination techniques (Lemiθre)
    12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 – 15:15 Laboratory techniques in immunology (theory) (Lemiθre)
    15:15 – 15:35 Coffee break
    15:35 – 17:00 Laboratory and manipulation in bacteriology, serology and virology (wet lab) (Lemiθre)

    Thursday December 7
    08:00 – 10:15 Introduction to epidemiology in poultry production (Vaillancourt)
    10:15 – 10:35 Coffee Break
    10:35 – 12:00 Epidemiology I, basic principles, risk factors (Vaillancourt)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 16:30 Necropsies, broilers, layers, turkeys, breeders (wet lab) (All available CMs)
    (wet lab)
    16:30 – 16:50 Coffee Break

    Friday December 8
    08:00 – 10:00 Epidemiology II, infection pressure, measurement of the impact of an intervention (Vaillancourt)
    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 – 12:00 Intervention Epidemiology III, statistical calculations useful in epidemiology, control measures, zoonosis (Vaillancourt)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:15 Module I examination (MCQs)
    15:15 – 16:15 Coffee break, closing and distribution of the certificate of participation (Cadot, Gauthier)


    Program: Module I 2017 - subject to change




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    REGISTRATION

    Tuition fee: EURO 2.500,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.400,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15 October 2016)

    Registration Deadline for Exam 'Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production' at University of Luxembourg: 20 - 30 November 2017


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