What we learned from poultry veterinary practitioners training over the world

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The World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH), a non profit organization, with partners like the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the University of Luxemburg and local Veterinary faculties has been giving high level training for 150 practicing poultry veterinarians from 22 countries during the last four years It took place in six countries (Veterinary faculties) selected as training Centers. Four new training Centers will be added to the network within the next twelve months. The courses are given in French, English, Spanish and in some cases, there will be translation into Chinese and Russian.

The aim of the WVEPAH training is to bring practicing poultry veterinarians to a standard level of competence as defined by the OIE, on all practical aspects of avian medicine and poultry production, and to certify them officially with a University certificate and an accreditation from the OIE. In North America and Western Europe there are Colleges that can certify the poultry veterinarians competence, but in the rest of the world, there is a complete void. This is what the WVEPAH is addressing in priority. The WVEPAH courses are practice-oriented with teachers also active in the field.

After a full month (2 times 2 weeks, a year apart) of on-site courses and practical work, the students -having succeeded the exam following each session- have to submit 25 clinical cases that they have encountered in their practice. If they are successful, they are recognised officially as veterinary poultry experts. The results of the exams are reflecting the quality of the veterinary training in general as well as the specific knowledge related to avian medicine and it is not always related to the country of origin of the candidates.

A very interesting part of this course is the tremendous quantity of information that we can gather from the field with the clinical cases submitted by the students. This reflects the reality of the daily practice of poultry veterinarians. We can see a huge difference between different parts of the world about the health of poultry and the incidence of certain diseases and the means of preventing or combatting them. It tells us that there is no universal solution toward the same problem, given the diversity of situations and resources.

The top priorities arising from our observations are:

- Biosecurity, epidemiology, prevention.

- Rationalization of antimicrobials usage.

- Access to public diagnostic laboratories in many parts of the world.

- Approaches to contain (or control) avian influenza, Newcastle disease (ex. eradication vs vaccination).

- Professionalization of poultry production and producers organizations.

- Broadening the basic scientific knowledge of poultry veterinarians.

 
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April 12, 2018

Hi, I really appreciate this kind of training and willing to participate in upcoming trainings. Please let us know criteria of participation.

Regards,

Dr. Muhammad Mujaihid Kamran

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Narayan Banik Narayan Banik
M sc in tropical vet science
April 12, 2018
Hi I am interested to getting training how can I get it
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April 13, 2018
Narayan Banik You can get all the details on "www.wvepah.org" or write to info@wvepah.org. Regards
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April 12, 2018
very good effert that should continue .a centre should be in asia.specially south asia..
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April 13, 2018
Dr Imran batth D.V.M pakistan. In our planning we are scheduling a course in India in 2020, in Hyderabad. Also there will be courses in Thailand in 2019 and 2020.
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April 14, 2018
Robert Gauthier Thank you. I am interested. Kindly let me know the program details. g.hegdevet@gmail.com
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April 14, 2018

dr Ganesh hedge pl.tell me criteria and method of registration for this training because I want to attend this in Thailand in 2019. Regards

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Stephen Adejoro Dr Stephen Adejoro Dr
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
April 15, 2018

Livestock industry foundation for Africa, (LIFA) a knowledge capitalized NGO founded by Dr. Stephen Adejoro, will like to share her tropical poultry health management experiences and documented case studies with you on collaboration.

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