Free webinar - Bugs, Biome and Breeding: Improving Laying Hen Welfare

Date of publication : 4/28/2022
Source : https://www.poultry-welfare-extension.com/

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The Poultry Extension Collaborative (PEC) brings you the webinar "Bugs, Biome and Breeding: Improving Laying Hen Welfare" on May 17th, from 9 to 12 am EST, via Zoom.

    

Attendance is free and you can register HERE.

    

Program

9:00 AM EST
Gut microbiota and feather pecking

Free webinar: Bugs, Biome and Breeding: Improving Laying Hen Welfare - Image 1

Dr. Jerine van der Eijk

Researcher animal health and welfare at Wageningen Livestock Research, the Netherlands.

   

10:00 AM EST
Breeding approaches for appropriate welfare and behavior traits in cage-free layers

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Dr. Anna Wolc

Affiliate Assistant Professor in Animal Breeding at Iowa State University and a Genomics Geneticist at Hy-Line Int. Research concentrated mostly on the application of genomic information in breeding, improvements in evaluation of longitudinal traits in poultry, and genetics and genomics of disease resistance.

   

11:00 AM EST
How Mites and Lice Affect Chicken Welfare & Health

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Dr. Amy Murillo

Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of California Riverside. Research in her lab aims to better understand how arthropods affect behavior, welfare, and production of poultry and other livestock.

    

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