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Ponedoras II, Utrecht / Países Bajos, 11 - 22 Septiembre 2017*, Inglés
Course Masters: Dr. Mieke Matthijs (NL), Dr. Greg Cutler (US), Dr. Nancy Reimers (US), Eric Gingerich (US),
Dr. Ian Rubinoff (US), Dr. Wil Landman (NL), Ter Veen, Christiaan Dr. (NL), Dr. Simon Shane (US)

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


TRAINING LOCATION

University of Utrecht
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Farm Animal Health
Martinus G. de Bruin building
Yalelaan 7
3584 CL Utrecht
Netherlands


OVERVIEW

This Layers “Specialized” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of pullets and layers production. The objective of the WVEPAH education program is to offer a highly specialized training on all specific aspects of layers health; pathology, epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, management, etc., in a format usable in your daily practice. 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

    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.



    FURTHER QUALIFICATION

    Participants who complete the Module “Key disciplines in poultry health” including the “regulatory module” taught by representatives of the OIE and a Module “Specialized” could obtain the academic diploma “Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production and Health” awarded by the University of Luxemburg and validated worldwide by the OIE. The WVEPAH participants will join the international community of experts in Avian Health and Production.

    Further information available through info@wvepah.org or at www.wvepah.org



    TOPICS and PROGRAM


    Course Program Week 1


    Monday, 11 September 2017
    08:00 – 08:30 Registration, welcome and outline of the course (Cadot & Gauthier)
    08:30 – 09:00 Students introducing themselves (name, type of activity, interest in layers)
    09:00 – 10:00 Egg production in the world (Shane)
    10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 – 11:15 Disease and egg production drop investigation (Gingerich)
    11:15 – 12:00 Egg quality, internal and external (Shane)
    12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 – 14:15 Focal duodenal necrosis & necrotic enteritis (Gingerich)
    14:15 – 15:15 Production systems for layers and pullets (conventional cages, enriched cages, cage-free, free range, etc.) (Shane)
    15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
    15:30 – 17:00 Coccidiosis, prevention, vaccination, treatment (Gingerich)

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    Pullets
    08:00 – 09:00 Pullets and layers welfare, spent hens disposal, male chick kill, force moulting (Shane)
    09:00 – 10:15 The economics of disease prevention with reference to Conceptual, Structural and Operational Biosecurity
    with reference to the 2015 AI Outbreak (Shane)
    10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 – 11:15 First 10 days problems, dehydration, aspergillosis, staphylococcus infection, omphalitis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc. (Rubinoff)
    11:15 – 12:00 Gumboro Disease (Gingerich)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:15 Chick anemia virus (CAV) (Gingerich)
    14:15 – 15:15 Genetic lines (past, present, future, the 500 eggs layer) and production potential (Rubinoff)
    15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
    15:30 – 16:00 Spirochetosis (Gingerich)
    16:00 – 17:00 Pullets vaccination programs, vaccination monitoring, the use of vector vaccines (Gingerich)

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017
    08:00 - 09:00 Lighting program for pullets & layers (according to location in the world and closed or open houses) (Rubinoff)
    09:00 - 10:00 Internal parasites & blood borne protozoal parasites (Rubinoff)
    10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 - 11:00 Avian encephalomyelitis (Gingerich)
    11:00 - 12:00 Rearing, body weight, uniformity, space allowance (Rubinoff)
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:30 Mycoplasmosis and the increasing clinical and economic relevance of Mycoplasma synoviae: its control and eradication (Landman)
    15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 - 17:00 External parasites & fly control (Rubinoff)

    Thursday, 14 September 2017
    08:00 – 08:30 Moving the pullets (Rubinoff)
    08:30 – 09:00 Ulcerative dermatitis (Gingerich)
    09:00 – 09:30 Tuberculosis (Rubinoff)
    09:30 – 10:00 Biosecurity in light of the recent avian influenza outbreaks in the USA & in EU (Rubinoff)
    10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 – 12:00 E. coli infections (Matthijs)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:15 Botulism (Rubinoff)
    14:15 – 17:00 Necropsy session and sample collection (all available course masters)

    Friday, 15 September 2017
    08:00 – 08:45 Non specific enteritis & water quality (Gingerich)
    08:45– 09:30 Hysteria & piling, feather pecking and cannibalism, beak trimming (Gingerich)
    09:30 – 10:15 Heat stress (Rubinoff)
    10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 – 12:00 Infectious Bronchitis (Matthijs)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30 Food safety (Gingerich)
    14:30 – 15:30 Clinical cases presentation by the students
    15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 – 17:00 Clinical cases presention by the students


    Course Program Week 2


    Monday, 18 September 2017
    08:00 – 09:30 Nutrition of pullets and layers. Recommendations and feeding programs for pullets and layers, feeding transition from pullets to layers, the importance of calcium and phosphorus (Cutler).
    09:30 – 10:15 Vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies (Cutler)
    10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 – 12:00 Physiology of egg production and role of the bones (Reimers)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:00 Reproductive disorders (ovarian lesions and oviduct lesions, etc.) (Reimers)
    15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 – 17:00 Avian Influenza (Cutler)

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017
    08:00 – 10:00 Marek’s Disease and other neoplastic diseases (+ differential diagnosis)(Cutler)
    10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 – 11:00 Fowl Pox (Reimers)
    11:00 - 12:00 Infectious Coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum) (Cutler)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:30 Fowl Cholera (Cutler)
    14:30 – 15:30 Egg Drop Syndrome (Matthijs)
    15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
    15:45 – 17:00 Newcastle Disease (Matthijs)

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017
    08:00 – 09:30 Layers vaccination program and vaccination techniques (Reimers)
    09:30 - 10:30 Laboratory testing and interpretation (Cutler)
    10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
    10:45 – 12:00 Salmonella sp. (typhoid and paratyphoid), salmonella vaccination (ter Veen)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:15 Visceral and articular gout and kidney problems (urolithiasis) (Reimers)
    14:15 - 15:00 Fatty liver –hemorrhagic syndrome (Reimers)
    15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 – 16:00 Skeletal and lameness problems (osteoporosis, rickets, fractures) (Reimers)
    16:00 – 17:00 Mycotoxicosis & other intoxications (medication, pesticides, etc.) (Cutler)

    Thursday, 21 September 2017
    08:00 - 09:30 The use of medications and alternative feed additives in layers (Reimers)
    09:30 - …Farm, hatchery, feedmill visits… depending on distance and feasibility. If not possible because of AI restriction, we will increase the # of clinical cases presented by the students.

    Friday, 22 September 2017
    08:00 – 08:45 Avian hepatitis E virus infection (hepatitis-splenomegaly syndrome) (Reimers)
    08:45 – 10:00 Infectious laryngotracheitis (Cutler)
    10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
    10:15 – 11:00 Campylobacteriosis (vibrionic hepatitis) (Reimers)
    11:00 – 12:00 Emerging and re-emerging layer diseases related to management and production systems changes (Cutler)
    12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 15:30 Exam layer course/University of Luxembourg
    15:30 – 16:30 Coffee break, closing of the course and certificate of participation distribution (Cadot, Gauthier, Matthijs)




    COURSE LOCATION

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    PROGRAM

    Program: Egg II 2017


    INSCRIPCION

    Honorarios de matrícula: 2500 euros ,--
    Inscripciones en avance: 2400 euros ,-- (limite para el pago de la inscripción en avance COMPLETA: el 15 August 2017)


    Registration Deadline for Exam 'Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production' at University of Luxembourg: 04 - 13 Sept 2017

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