Nutriad Sponsored Symposium on Intestinal Health and Poultry Production28 October 2015
BELGIUM - Nutriad was the proud sponsor of the IHSIG symposium, which was held in Ghent (Belgium) on 15-16 October 2015.
The Intestinal Health Scientific Interest Group (IHSIG) organized its third symposium on poultry gut health. IHSIG wants to evoke discussions with the scientific community, poultry producers, regulatory authorities and poultry veterinarians aiming to promote health and welfare in poultry production.
Nutriad was represented by Dr. Tim Goossens, Business development manager Digestive Performance, and Anne-Harm Algra, Regional sales manager Benelux.
The 2015 symposium zoomed in on the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Humans and animals interact with greater frequency and intimacy in a globalized world. This interaction offers the opportunity for the emergence and spread of disease agents that could adversely impact animal or human health or both.
“Nutriad is known for its research on intestinal health and its ability to transform science into practical solution for producers worldwide,” commented Dr. Goossens, “and in that context the ‘One World, One Health’ theme of this year was of special interest.” Added Mr. Algra: “With a product range dedicated to intestinal health and feed and food safety, Nutriad strives to continue to be a front runner in this area of expertise”.
The topics that were covered ranged from gut microbiota in health and disease, the pathogenicity of Campylobacter for poultry and humans, the virulence mechanisms of Clostridium perfringens, to antimicrobial resistance determination and its consequences for animal and human health.
This year’s conference was attended by about 250 participants, including veterinarians, poultry producers, and scientists from academia and industry.