This broiler chickens “specialized” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of breeder and broiler production. The objective of the WVEPAH education program is to offer a highly specialized training on all specific aspects of broilers (meat chickens) 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.
Dates: 20 – 31 August 2018
Location: Lima / Peru. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM).
Course Masters: Dr. Paulo Raffi (BR) , Dr. Guillermo Zavala (MX, USA), Prof. Miguel Marquez (MX) , Dr. Hilde vanMeirhaeghe (BE) , Dr. Stéphane Lemière (FR) , Dr. Hector Cervantes (MX, US) , Dr. Daniel Venne (CA) , Prof. Elisabeth Santin (BR)
• 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.