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Turkey A and B (2 Modules), Berlin / Germany, 17 - 22 October 2016, 22 - 25 May 2017, English
Course Masters: Dr. Helen Wojcinski (CA) (Group leader & moderator), Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Dr. Steven Clark (US), Dr. Eric Gonder (US)

Specialty Labs: Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez (CA), Dr. Peter Behr (DE), Dr. Martin Liman (DE)

Location:

Module I: Free University Berlin. Prof. Hafez (Coordinator & Course Master)
Module II: Hotel Steglitz International, Schloßstraße/Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin


*Course will be divided into two sessions: 6 days and 4 days




OVERVIEW

This Turkey “Specialized” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of turkey production. Participants will work up and solve common problems encountered in this production. 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

Students will provide the following as part of registration for the course:
  • Brief CV
  • Brief presentation describing the turkey industry and production in their geographic region (farm style and size; age and target processing weights, major disease challenges).
  • One case presentation according to format (template) provided.
    Students will present their case in the most relevant section or during Day 10

    Case presentations by course masters will be included within each lecture as a teaching tool, to engage students and ensure understanding of the material presented.


    PROGRAM

    Module I of the Turkey 'Specialized' program

    Monday, 17 October 2016
    08:00 – 09:00 Registration, CMs introduction and students introduction
    09:00 - 10:00 Global turkey production (Hafez)
    10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
    10:20 - 12:00 Primary turkey breeding (Wojcinski)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:15 Commercial production systems: Europe (Hafez)
    14:15 - 15:15 Commercial production systems: US performance, how turkey veterinarians operate (Gonder)
    15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:30 US Animal Health Association (USAHA) annual health survey (Clark)
    16:30 - 17:30 Student presentations on turkey production in their geographic region

    Tuesday, 18 October 2016
    Hatchery and Early Brooding (days 1 - 10) Conditions

    08:00 - 10:00 Non-infectious hatchery related: dehydration, leg conditions, servicing (beak/toe trimming, injection, injury, transportation (Gonder)
    10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
    10:20 - 12:00 Infectious hatchery/breeder source related: omphalitis (E. coli), brooder pneumonia (Aspergillus, Staphylococcus), joint infections
    (Staphyococcus, Pseudomonas) (Hafez)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:15 Salmonella (Wojcinski)
    14:15 - 14:45 Avian encephalomyelitis, mycotic encephalitis (Gonder)
    14:45 - 15:30 Roundheart (Wojcinski)
    15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
    15:45 - 17:30 Egg break-out, fertility determination, analysis of hatchery debris. Poults (0-10 days) common conditions (Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez)

    Wednesday, 19 October 2016
    08:00 - 09:30 Histomoniasis (blackhead) (Hafez/Clark)
    09:30 - 10:15 Mycoplasma (MG, MS, MM, MI) (Hafez)
    10:15 - 10:35 Coffee break
    10:35 - 12:00 Mycoplasma (MG, MS, MM, MI) (Hafez))
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30 Fowl cholera (Wojcinski)
    14:30 - 17:00 Necropsy laboratory (turkeys of all ages) (All the CMs)

    Thursday, 20 October 2016
    08:00 - 10:00 Enteritis and environmental/feed factors/dysbacteriosis (Gonder)
    10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
    10:20 - 12:00 Viral enteritis: PEMS, SMT (Clark)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:15 Coccidiosis and flagellated protozoa (Clark)
    15:15 - 15:35 Coffee break
    15:35 - 17:30 General Diagnostics Wet Lab: Serology; Response to vaccination and field challenges; Virology and specialty molecular diagnostics (Drs. Peter Behr and Martin Liman)

    Friday, 21 October 2016
    08:00 - 09:00 Environmental factors – non infectious respiratory (Wojcinski)
    09:00 - 10:00 E. coli (Wojcinski)
    10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 - 12:00 Bacterial: Erysipelas, Clostridial Dermatitis (Cellulitis) (Clark)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15 30 Avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Turkey Rhinotracheitis (Wojcinski)
    15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 - 17:00 ORT / Bordetella (Wojcinski)

    Saturday, 22 October 2016
    08:00 - 09:15 Hemorrhagic enteritis (Clark)
    09:15 - 10:15 Roundworms (Gonder)
    10:15 - 10:35 Coffee break
    10:35 - 12:00 Necrotic enteritis (Clark)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:30 Leg Issues in Turkeys: Varia - Tibial dyschondroplasia, osteomyelitis, angular leg deformities, scoliosis, fractures, tendon avulsions (Clark, Gonder)
    15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 - 16:30 Closing and certificate of attendance

    Program: Turkey 'specialized' Module I 2016 - subject to change





    WVEPAH Turkey Program, Part 2, Berlin May 22-25, 2017

    The following list of topics will be illustrated by clinical case presentation, by the course masters and open for discussion:

    - Approach to problem solving
    - Foot pad dermatitis
    - Nutrition & feed analysis
    - Intoxications
    - Serological interpretation

    - To complete the program, students will present their own clinical cases on topics of their choice. All students are invited to present their cases, please notify the WVEPAH and rgauthier65@bell.net of your intention to present a case by submitting a title of case or the case itself.


    Resources

    Provide to Each Student (WVEPAH to purchase and provide):
    a) Zoetis (Alpharma) Turkey 3-part DVD Series: Necropsy Procedures; Diagnosing Infectious Enteritis in Turkeys; Sampling for Diagnostic Procedures (1996). Zoetis (2013).
    b) AAAP Avian Disease Manual, 7th Edition (2013). American Association of Avian Pathologists. ISBN 9780978916343. http://www.aaap.info/avian-disease-manual
    c) AAAP A Laboratory Manual for the Isolation, Identification, and Characterization of Avian Pathogens, 5th Edition. American Association of Avian Pathologists. http://www.aaap.info/isolation---identification-
    d) AAAP A Practical Guide for Managing Risk in Poultry Production, (2011). American Association of Avian Pathologists. http://www.aaap.info/a-practical-guide-for-managing-risk-in-poultry-production
    e) Manual of Poultry Diseases (Brugère & Vaillancourt)
    a) (Optional, available to Masters) AAAP Slide Sets of particular interest http://www.aaap.info/aaap-slide-study-sets
    i) COCCIDIOSIS IN CHICKENS AND TURKEYS
    ii) FOWL CHOLERA
    iii) HISTOMONIASIS
    iv) MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS CAUSING LAMENESS IN CHICKENS AND TURKEYS
    v) MYCOPLASMA MELEAGRIDIS INFECTION
    vi) MYCOPLASMA SYNOVIAE INFECTION


    COURSE LOCATION

    Hotel and Travel Information



    REGISTRATION

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


  • 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