"Maintaining the intestinal integrity and improving broiler and breeder performance through effective control of
Salmonella and other Enterobacteria"
How to address the challenges caused by pathogenic bacteria in poultry production? What are their consequences at the farm level and for the consumer? How to identify, analyse, and deal with those Enterobacteria? All those questions will be answered at meetings in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, in June 2010. The objective of the different presentations is to focus on the practical aspects of the diseases, and to discuss solutions that can be implemented on the affected farms.
The meetings are scheduled to take place, respectively, on Monday June 14 at Saraburi Inn in Saraburi province (Thailand), on Friday June 18 at Crown Plaza Hotel in Ortigas (Philippines) and on Tuesday June 22 at Novotel Hotel - Mangga Dua - Jakarta (Indonesia).
Nigel Horrox* will focus his presentation on salmonella and other enteric pathogens. In so doing he will consider testing and sampling, legislation, salmonella surveys and the importance of mill, transportation and farm biosecurity. He will consider the idiosyncrasies of test results and put salmonella status into a realistic commercial context.
Mathieu Cortyl** will discuss the different strategies that can be employed at the farm and feed mill level to control salmonella and other enteric pathogens. He will focus his talk on the solutions (technologies and additives) available to ensure feed and water are not carriers of pathogens, as well as strategies to prevent the spreading of those pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract of the birds.
Local speakers will discuss about the situation in their respective countries. They are Dr Jiroj Sasipreeyajan§ from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Dr Mildred Patilla§§ from University of the Philippines Los Baños (Philippines), and Prof. Drh. Charles Rangga Tabbu§§§, from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta (Indonesia).
The meetings will be coordinated by Mathieu Cortyl from Norel Animal Nutrition. For further details or if you wish to attend one of those seminars, feel free to contact him by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the speakers:
*Nigel Horrox graduated from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976 and since then has worked with poultry. Nowadays he concentrates on overseas consultancy work, primarily in Asia and runs one of the largest independent UKAS accredited food testing laboratories in the UK and the publishing company that among its titles has International Poultry Production and International Hatchery Practice. He has tutored for 25 years on poultry management courses in South Africa, has lectured to veterinary students at Edinburgh University and been an external examiner for the post graduate degree offered by the University of Melbourne, Australia. Nigel also has a BA in business management and marketing and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (UK).
**Mathieu Cortyl obtained his Master Degree in general agriculture with a specialization in animal nutrition in 1989. His first assignment was in a feed additives company in Switzerland, where he worked as nutritionist in charge of technical matters, including trials on animals. He then joined one of the major French feed mills as responsible of their swine operations. Since 2001 when he moved to Singapore, he has been dealing with technical, marketing, and sales issues in the feed additives sector, in Asia and Pacific regions. In 2008, he joined Norel Animal Nutrition to create their Asia-Pacific office, and travels extensively in the region to offer technical assistance to customers and distributors. Based in Spain, Norel Animal Nutrition operates in over 55 countries worldwide from 6 factories on 3 continents (Spain, Egypt and Mexico). The company is a leader in the rumen protected vegetable fat market and also offers specific ranges of natural and nutritional products for cattle, swine, poultry, and aquaculture markets.
§ Dr Jiroj Sasipreeyajan is Professor of Avian Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand). He graduated from Chulalongkorn University, first as a B. Sc. and then as D.V.M. He then got a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Minnesota. He is in charge of teaching, research and extension service in the area of Avian Health and works closely with the poultry industry. He has written many papers on Avian Diseases and particularly pathogenic bacteria.
§§ Dr Mildred Patilla is Professor at University of the Philippines Los Banos, Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her expertise is in epidemiology and public health, preventive medicine, monoclonal antibody production, and risk assessment. She has published many papers on identification, prevalence and control of various pathogens, such as E. Coli and Salmonella, affecting poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture in the Philippines, and their implications in food safety and human health.
§§§ Prof. Drh. Charles Rangga Tabbu graduated from the Gadjah Mada University of Veterinary Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1976 and since then has lectured to veterinary students at Gadjah Mada University. He obtained his Master of Science in 1982 from the Washington State University,USA and then his PhD in 1991 from the Michigan State University, USA. He has tutored for 25 years on poultry management courses in Indonesia. He also Chairman of Indonesian Poultry Veterinarian Association and acts as Poultry Health Consultant in Jafpa Comfeed Group.