Vetworks will hold Gut Health & Food Safety seminar

Date of publication : 1/9/2020
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Scope of the seminar: Focus on Food Safety trends including zoonoses Salmonella, Campylobacter and antimicrobial resistance in the poultry production chain. As well as Gut Health issues such as the latest on coccidiosis control trends, dealing with bacterial enteritis and managing gut health issues and their consequences.

Location: Novotel Brugge Centrum, Belgium.

Dates: 03, 04, 05, 06 March 2020 / 08, 09, 10 September 2020.

Language: English | Places available: 20-30 places.



Gut Health – Day 1

Morning session:

  • Intestinal tract in poultry: anatomy, physiology, microbiota, normal functions and special features
  • Necrotic and Bacterial enteritis: contributing factors
  • Coccidiosis: important disease in poultry
  • Coccidiosis prevention tools, how to make sound anticoccidial programs

Afternoon Session:

  • Coccidiosis in breeders and long living birds
  • Broiler signals/farm management to optimize gut health
  • Early Feeding how it affects intestinal health
  • Consequences of bad gut health: footpad lesions and slaughterhouse condemnations

Gut Health – Day 2

Morning Session:

  • Gut health management: growth promotors and alternative solutions
  • How to fight AMR and reduce AMU: practical solutions
  • Monitoring systems for coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis
  • Interactive workshop: Gut Health Management, coccidiosis: vaccines and anticoccidials, Antibiotics, Additives

Afternoon Session:

  • Scoring systems for coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis
  • Practical session* broilers: necropsy/lesion scoring coccidiosis and gut health/footpad scoring
  • Practical scoring* of coccidiosis & bacterial enteritis based on Johnson and Reid, 1970 and De Gussem, 2010

*Technical field visits & practical sessions are not included in the 1-day workshops

Gut Health & Food Safety- Day 3

Morning Session: 

  • Introduction for food safety (holistic view) – only for food safety attendees
  • Interaction between food safety; food safety issues, welfare and gut health ( consequences of bad gut health)
  • Mycotoxins and Gut Health & feed structure
  • All you need to know about Salmonella infections in poultry and how to control it pt. 1
  • Interactive workshop: Control of salmonella

Afternoon Session: Technical field visit*

  • Farm approach broiler management
  • Practical session: Farm approach broiler management on Salmonella and correct sampling methods;
    • How to assess gut and general health, management, litter quality at broiler farm

Food Safety- Day 2

  • All you need to know about Salmonella infections in poultry and how to control them pt2
  • Campylobacter: important pathogen in both human and chickens?
  • How to track Salmonella throughout the food chain
  • Prevention and control of Salmonella and Campylobacter
  • A holistic view on food safety: US vs. EU Approach?

Afternoon Session: Technical field visit*

  • Workshop: Real Case Salmonella Infantis in a Breeder/Broiler Integration.
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