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Pollo II, Berlín / Alemania, 07 - 18 Marzo 2016, Inglés
Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Prof. Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt (CA) , Dr. Andreas Herrmann (DE), Dr. Daniel Venne (CA), Dr. Alejandro Thiermann, OIE (FR) , Dr. André Vallières (CA), Eric Mansuy (FR)


OVERVIEW

The course « Broiler chickens part II » follows the first one and will cover both broiler chickens and breeders. A full day course on commercial layer diseases has been added because most of the practitioners also cover this field of activity. In depth coverage of specific diseases (leucosis, mycoplasmosis, etc.) will be followed by a course on epidemiological methods necessary to the understanding and control of infectious avian diseases. The role and policies of the OIE will also be reviewed. Topics of great importance will also be covered, antibiotics and antibioresistance, animal welfare, poultry nutrition, poultry genetic development. Topics covered during the first course will be reviewed (diagnostic methods, biosecurity, preventive medicine) because they are essential tools for the practitioners, every day.


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 Berlin course took place from 16 - 27 March 2015.


TOPICS and PROGRAM

Course Program Week 1

Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Prof. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Prof. Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt (CA), Dr. Andreas Herrmann (DE)

Monday, 07 March 2016
08:00 - 08:15 Registration & Welcome (Pierre Cadot, Mohamed Hafez)
08:15 - 08:30 Presentation of the Course Content (Gauthier)
08:30 – 10:00 Avian viral tumors: Marek’s disease, leucosis, reticuloendotheliosis Hafez
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 Avian viral tumors: Marek’s disease, leucosis, reticuloendotheliosis, differential diagnosis Hafez
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:15 Antibiotics and antibioresistance I Gauthier
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:45 Antibiotics and antibioresistance II Gauthier
16:45 – 17:00 Discussion on topics of the day all Course Masters

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
08:00 – 10:00 Epidemiology I, basic principles, risk factors Vaillancourt
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 Epidemiology II, infection pressure, measurement of the impact of an intervention Vaillancourt
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:15 Epidemiology III, statistical calculations useful in epidemiology, control measures, public health Vaillancourt
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:45 Public health, zoonosis, control measures Vaillancourt
16:45 – 17:00 Discussions on the topics of the day all Course Masters

Wednesday, 09 March 2016
08:00 – 10:00 Vaccination; broilers and chicken breeders (decision making process, context, programs) Herrmann
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 Vaccination; monitoring, interpretation, field cases Herrmann
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:30 Parasitology; breeders and broilers (internal and external), emphasis on coccidiosis control Gauthier
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 16:45 Parasitology; breeders and broilers (internal and external), emphasis on coccidiosis control Gauthier
16:45 – 17:00 Discussions on the topics of the day all Course Masters

Thursday, 10 March 2016
07:00 – 17:00 Breeder farm, feed mill, hatchery visits Hafez

Friday, 11 March 2016
08:00 – 12:15 Necropsies, broilers and breeders (wet lab) Hafez and Course Masters
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Mycoplasmosis, description and control measures Hafez
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:45 Laboratory techniques in bacteriology, serology, virology (wet lab) Hafez and staff
16:45 – 17:00 Discussions on the topics of the day all Course Masters

Course Program Week 2

Course Masters: Dr. Robert Gauthier (CA), Prof. Mohamed Hafez (DE), Dr. Daniel Venne (CA), Dr. Alejandro Thiermann, OIE, Dr. André Vallières (CA), Dr. Eric Mansuy (FR)

Monday, 14 March 2016
08 :00 – 10 :00 OIE presentation I Thiermann
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 OIE presentation II Thiermann
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:15 Reportable diseases (AI and ND), intervention programs, Eradication and vaccination programs will be presented. Vallières
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:45 Reportable diseases (AI and ND), intervention programs. The Canadian program will be used as an example to design an adapted strategy Vallières
16:45 – 17:00 Discussions on the topics of the day all Course Masters

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
08:00 – 10:00 Management of breeders (males and females), biosecurity for breeder farms Venne
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 Hatching eggs and hatchery (production, storage, incubation) Venne
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:15 Nutrition I, basic principles, requirements, recommendations, feeding programs (broilers and breeders) Mansuy
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:45 Nutrition II, ingredient constraints and availability, composition, quality,prevalence of mycotoxins, manufacturing Mansuy
16:45 – 17:00 Discussions on the topics of the day all Course Masters

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
08:00 – 10:00 Review of the most important diseases of chicken breeders Gauthier
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:00 Clinical cases presentations by the students, maximum 30 minutes/case Students and Course Masters
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:30 Clinical cases presented by the students Students and Course Masters
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 17:00 Clinical cases presented by the students Students and Course Masters

Thursday, 17 March 2016
08:00 – 10:15 Metabolic diseases (hypoglycaemia, bone system, effects of the diet composition and tools for diagnostic) Venne
10:15 – 10:35 Coffee Break
10:35 – 11:30 Metabolic diseases (hypoglycaemia, bone system, effects of the diet composition and tools for diagnostic) Venne
11:30 – 12:00 How to build a data bank Venne
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45 Genetic development, present and future, impact on health Gauthier
14:45 – 15:05 Coffee Break
15:05 – 16:00 Poultry Welfare Gauthier
16:00 – 17:00 Emerging or re-emerging diseases Hafez


Friday, 18 March 2016
08:00 – 10:15 Disease of public health importance an update (Campylobacteriosis and Salmonellosis) Hafez
10:15 – 10:35 Coffee Break
10:35 – 12:00 Free study time for the students and discussion with the CMs
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:30 University of Luxembourg exam (2 hours, online) Hafez, Gauthier, Cadot
15:30 – 16:30 Coffee break, closing and distribution of certificates All

Program: Chicken II 2016 - subject to change



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REGISTRATION

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

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