This course is for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry who wish to learn more about the nature, diagnosis, and control of infectious diseases of poultry. The course is also suitable for non-specialist graduates who wish to gain a thorough knowledge of the poultry sector while working towards the postgraduate awards in Agrifood.
Further information and registration
The Pirbright Institute: Monday 3 April - Friday 7 April
University of Nottingham: Monday 10 April - Thursday 13 April
Poultry rearing for meat and eggs is now a global activity and which continues to adapt to the changing national and international economic and political climate. Infectious agents and other causes of disease also continue to change and adapt and it is important for those involved in the industry to keep abreast of the latest applied and pure scientific developments which can affect the industry.
The Poultry Health Course was established at the Houghton Poultry Research Station in the 1970s and has been run every year since then. In 2015 the course of 55 lectures was delivered by 30 international experts in their fields of pathology, poultry rearing, nutrition, pathology, parasitology, virology and bacteriology coupled with applied subjects such as vaccination, post-mortem examination, and laboratory diagnosis.
In 2015 The University of Nottingham partnered with the Pirbright Institute to develop the Poultry Health Course as a completely online course to be run in parallel with the residential course involving the same set of lectures and lecturers.