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Chicken I, Dakar / Senegal, 17 - 28 March 2014, French
Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Dr. Stéphane Lemière (FR), Dr. Daniel Venne (CA), Dr. Moncef Bouzouaïa (TN), Prof. Dr. Ayao Missohou (SN), Prof. Dr. Yaghouba Kane (SN)




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


“ALTERNATIVE WAY”

Requirements for registration, conditions and rules:

1) Candidates send their detailed CV: duration of professional activity in Aviculture, copy of their diplomas in Aviculture (German Specialist, DESS, CEAV, British Certificate, Master…). These are equivalent to a number of ECTs. Each application will be examined by the WVEPAH for validation.

2) They register from level I – Comprehensive in Dakar for French speakers, in Berlin for English sp., in Mexico for Spanish sp., but are exempted from physically attending this first session.

3) They receive the complete course content like the other participants in order to prepare the examination. They pay reduced registration fees 1.250€ including the distance learning for one year. If they want to receive the classic preregistration package including the Cornell University DVDs, the forthcoming “Avian Pathology Manual” written by Prof. Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, Prof. Jeanne Brugère and Co. plus some documents and information an additional 250€ will have to be paid. The total fee will be 1.500€.

4) They fully participate in the distance learning between the two courses to acquire some ECTs.

5) They attend the residential module “Advanced” in one of the three locations including the OIE “Regulation module” to complete their knowledge and skills in accordance with the Certificate criteria. The whole gives them the complimentary ECTs number to be allowed to take the Certificate examination.

6) They take the exam like the other participants for « Certificate in Production Animal Health *Poultry Production and Health* whose “Regulation module” is validated by the OIE. This exam is not to set a trap for the examinees but is only to make sure that they have reached the level “standard” of competence.

7) They are holding the “Certificate in Production Animal Health *Poultry Production and Health” CPAH *PPH.

The Dakar course took place from 17th to 28th March 2014. The distance learning will only start in June 2014, so registrations through the “Alternative way” will stay open until 31st May 2014 which gives the participants some time to organize themselves.



TOPICS and PROGRAM

Course Program Week 1

Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier; Dr. Stéphane Lemière; Prof. Dr. Ayao Missohou (with the assistance of Dr. Yaghouba Kane for the autopsy part)

Day 1
08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Welcome (Pierre Cadot, Germain Sawadogo)
08:30 - 09:15 Broiler chicken production systems and regional specialties (Robert Gauthier, Ayao Missohou)
09:15 - 09:45 Modern genetic selection of broilers and health impact (Robert Gauthier)
09:45 - 10:30 Introduction to the broiler chicken production economy, worldwide and in Africa (Robert Gauthier, Ayao Missohou)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 Introduction to broiler breeders and broiler nutrition & feeding (Robert Gauthier)
11:30 - 12:00 Cost of poultry diseases (Robert Gauthier)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Introduction to breeding and hatchery (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
14:00 - 15:00 Chick placement, step by step (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:30 Chick quality & hatching eggs breaking session (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about topics of the day

Day 2
08:00 - 12:00 Visiting Breeder and Broiler farms (Ayao Missohou, Yaghouba Kane, Stéphane Lemière, Robert Gauthier)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 Anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic approach (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 17:00 Necropsy and Laboratory techniques, laboratory specimens & case investigation (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière)

Day 3:
08:00 - 10:00 Most common breeder diseases (Robert Gauthier)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45 Impact of Diseases and Management on breeder’s productivity (Robert Gauthier)
10:45 - 12:00 Necropsy of breeders, males and females (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière, Ayao Missohou, Yaghouba Kane)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:15 Broiler diseases (I); aspergillosis, colibacillosis, dysbacteriosis & rapid feed passage, rickets, spiking mortality, gizzard erosion, proventriculitis, vitamin & mineral deficiency (Robert Gauthier)
14:15 - 15:15 Poultry Diseases and regional impacts
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Necropsy of broilers of different age, discussion (Robert Gauthier, Stéphane Lemière, Ayao Missohou, Yaghouba Kane)

Day 4
08:00 - 10:15 Broiler diseases (II): malabsorption syndrome, gangrenous dermatitis, inclusion body hepatitis, deep pectoral myopathy, heat stress mortality (Stéphane Lemière)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Food borne 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 system (Stéphane Lemière)
14:30 - 15:00 Infectious diseases preventable by vaccination (Stéphane Lemière)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:15 Vaccination techniques (Stéphane Lemière)
16:15 - 17:00 Vaccination programs for broilers and breeders (Stéphane Lemière)

Day 5
08:00 - 10:15 Demonstration of Laboratory techniques for the monitoring of vaccinations (Stéphane Lemière)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Interpretation of the monitoring results and practical examples (Stéphane Lemière)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Environment, biosecurity, cleaning & disinfection, pest control (Robert Gauthier)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30 Medication, feed additives, antibiotics and growth promoters free production (Robert Gauthier)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about the first course week (Robert Gauthier & Stéphane Lemière, Ayao Missohou)


Course Program Week 2

Course Masters: Dr. Daniel Venne; Dr. Yaghouba Kane; Dr. Moncef Bouzouaïa

Day 6
08:00 - 09:15 Parasitic diseases of breeders & broilers (Daniel Venne)
09:15 – 10:15 Coccidiosis, prevention and control, clinical cases (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Intestinal Diseases in broilers (Yaghouba Kane)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Necrotic enteritis in broilers, clinical cases (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:30 Metabolic Diseases in broilers (Daniel Venne)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about the topics of the day (Yaghouba Kane, Daniel Venne)

Day 7
08:00 - 09:00 Ascites, clinical case (Daniel Venne)
09:00 – 10:30 Respiratory diseases of broilers, part one (Yaghouba Kane)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 Infectious bronchitis, clinical cases (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)
11:45 – 12:30 Reactions to respiratory vaccines (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)
12:30 – Lunch Break followed by a Visit to SIAGRO
Part of the afternoon program has been set aside for the SIAGRO visit. For those who are interested discussions in small groups are possible on site.

Day 8
08:00 - 10:15 Respiratory diseases in broilers, second part (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Laryngotracheitis, clinical cases (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:15 Muscle and skeletal diseases of broilers (Yaghouba Kane)
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30 Tenosynovitis, clinical cases (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about the topics of the day (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)

Day 9
08:00 - 10:15 Immunosuppressive diseases in broilers (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Infectious bursal disease, clinical case (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30 Diseases and their impact on public health (Moncef Bouzouaïa)
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 - 16:30 Salmonella infections (Moncef Bouzouaïa)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about the topics of the day (Daniel Venne, Yaghouba Kane, Moncef Bouzouaïa)

Day 10
08:00 - 10:15 Slaughter plant condemnations, transportation, animal welfare (Daniel Venne)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Fractures and cellulite (Daniel Venne)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 15:00 Regulated broiler diseases and diseases with impact on the export markets (Moncef Bouzouaï)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:30 Newcastle Disease, Influenza (Moncef Bouzouaïa)
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion about the second course week and farewell (Daniel Venne, Moncef Bouzouaïa, Yaghouba Kane, Germain Sawadogo)


- The program may be subject to minor changes -



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




REGISTRATION

Tuition fee: EURO 2.500,--
Early registration: EURO 2.400,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15th February 2014)

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.

  • 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