Aviagen Co-Sponsors Seminar for Latin American Poultry Vets19 March 2014
US - Aviagen is sponsoring an initiative by the University of Georgia to inform veterinarians from throughout Latin America on the latest and best practices and advanced techniques for poultry production and health.
With developing nations increasingly seeking out safe and affordable sources of protein to feed growing populations, Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, is sponsoring an effort to inform veterinarians from throughout Latin America on the latest and best practices and advanced techniques for poultry production and health.
The XIII International Seminar on Avian Pathology and Poultry Production, organized by the Colombian Association of Poultry Veterinarians (AMEVEA) and hosted by the University of Georgia on March 24-28, will draw hundreds of poultry veterinarians from Latin American countries. Attendees will hear about the importance of biosecurity and management best practices to ensure breeder and broiler poultry maintain optimum health.
Two Aviagen veterinarians will present at the seminar.
Dr Nick Dorko, Aviagen’s global head of veterinary technical services, will present 'Biosecurity: Worldwide Experiences', an overview of the most critical areas of focus for disease prevention. Dr Dorko will also cover best practices for avoiding mistakes commonly made in the field.
Dr Richard Bailey, Aviagen poultry health scientist, will present 'Intestinal Health', a technical discussion of the development and function of the intestinal tract and the factors that influence it. Bailey will examine the role of intestinal microflora in maintaining enteric health, and how products such as probiotics can benefit the intestinal tract.
Ullrich Koehler is business manager for Aviagen America Latina, which will host a special luncheon event for more than 400 Spanish-speaking seminar attendees.
Mr Koehler said: “Aviagen has long had a close collaboration with academia, and we engage in ongoing work with industry experts and customers to develop and refine best practices, policies, and techniques for poultry biosecurity and production.
“As a major contributor to the global poultry industry, Aviagen recognises a responsibility to share knowledge and best methods of management that promote optimum health for poultry flocks – practices that are critical in ensuring food safety for the consumer.”
More information on the seminar is available at www.seminariogeorgia.amevea.org/index.php/programa.
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