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Special Aviagen Eastern & Central European Vet Seminar

by 5m Editor
31 March 2011, at 10:07am

AUSTRIA - Aviagen's Central and Eastern European (CEE) Team recently organised a special seminar focusing on gut health.


Vienna vet meeting attendees

The seminar, which took place in Vienna and was attended by 15 veterinarians working for and with Aviagen customers in the region, gave delegates the opportunity to listen to Dr Stephen R Collett, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Athens, Georgia, one of the world’s leading experts on gut health.

Dr Collett updated the attendees on all areas of gut health, including anatomy, physiology and pathology, sharing latest information and practical advice. During the afternoon session, delegates had the opportunity to join in workshops to evaluate gut health.

Neil Clark, Area Technical Manager, said: “At Aviagen, we are committed to giving our customers access to leading experts in many fields. Therefore, we were delighted to have Dr Collett as a guest speaker at our special gut health seminar. I would like to thank him for his outstanding presentations and Professor, Dr Michael Hess, together with his team, for assisting with the organisation of, and for providing the facilities at the Vetmeduni Vienna, for the event.

Gut health is such an important topic for today’s poultry industry that we felt it was beneficial to get together the veterinarians working in our region. Good gut health means efficient performance and less antibiotics used, so it’s a ‘win win’ situation all round.”

Dr Krasen Penchev, Director Veterinary Services, Ameta, Bulgaria, added: “As an industry vet, I give the seminar 10 out of 10 points for the topics and presentations. We got practical and realistic answers to many of the questions raised – exactly what we need in the field! The practical session was brilliant and reflected everything we have to do in a chicken house. I can say that I have learned many things in such a short time and this is credit to a great presenter and an event well organised by the Aviagen team.”

Dr Zoltan Szabo from Debrecen in Hungary commented: “Thank you for inviting me to this seminar. I appreciate all the efforts of the Aviagen team to organise a seminar of such high standard on a renowned location as the Veterinary University in Vienna.

The subject, the presenter and the location all exceeded expectations. Dr Collett explained this complex topic with scientific thoroughness, but according to practical demand. Every statement was backed up by a picture and the practical workshop was a great help to demonstrate conclusive findings. Dare I say it - no questions remained unanswered.”