Poultry Health Management agenda

Poultry World’s initial event Poultry Health Management, which takes place 23 November 2017 at the Hotel Belfry, Nottingham, has gained speakers from throughout the industry specialising in everything from range management to scientific research in poultry disease to recovering from an outbreak.

Morning agenda

8.15 – 09.00
Registration, coffee and exhibition

09.00 – 09.10
Chair’s welcome
Jake Davies, Editor, Poultry World

09.10 – 09.25
View from Defra
Graeme Cook, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Defra

09.25 – 09.45
UK update and current perspective on avian influenza
Sharon Brookes, Head of Avian Virology & Mammalian Influenza, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

09.45 – 10.10
Challenges to the egg industry from Avian Influenza
Mark Williams, Chief Executive, British Egg Industry Council (BEIC)

10.10 – 10.20
Q&A with speakers

10.20 – 10.40
Retailer perspective – preparing for AI and supporting the supply chain
Will Jackson, Senior Agricultural Manager Poultry, Co-op Group

10.40 – 11.00
Networking, coffee & exhibition

11.00 – 11.30
Case Study: Managing a disease outbreak and protecting your farm from future threats
Phil Hammond, Partner, Crowshall Veterinary Services & President, British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA)

11.30 – 12.10
AI – the new norm?

  • Chaired by: Gary Ford, Chief Poultry Adviser, NFU
  • Sharon Brookes, Head of Virology & Mammalian Influenza, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
  • Ruth Cromie, Head of Wildlife Health, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
  • Phil Hammond, Partner, Crowshall Veterinary Services & President, BVPA
  • Mark Williams, Chief Executive, British Egg Industry Council (BEIC)

Afternoon agenda

12.10 – 13.40
Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.40 – 14.45
Break out sessions

Maximising broiler performance in the 21st century
This panel debate will look at how the broiler sector can improve flock performance whilst managing the health of the birds at all stages of their life. Topics will include but won’t be limited to, the following:

  • First 7 days of life
  • Ventilation tips and tricks
  • Coccidiosis
  • Effective water management

How can egg farmers boost their profits whilst maintaining healthy hens
This panel debate will discuss a range of ways that egg farmers can boost volumes of egg production whilst maintaining a healthy flock and managing the hens’ needs. Topics will include but won’t be limited to, the following:

  • Extending the laying period
  • Water management
  • Worm control
  • Range management
  • Nutrition advice

14.45 – 15.00
Networking, coffee & exhibition

15.00 – 15.30
Future of poultry health management
Nick Evans, Managing Director, F4F

15.30 – 15.35
Chair’s closing remarks
Jake Davies, Editor, Poultry World

*Agenda is subject to change

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