Poultry production and health seminar
The US Poultry & Egg Association's Poultry &
Egg Institute held its annual Poultry Production and Health Seminar in
Nashville, Tenn., from 17-18 September.
Live production managers, service technicians, and allied supplier
representatives attended the seminar to hear the latest ideas for maintaining
optimum bird health and performance in the face of rising fuel and feed costs,
and other health and production issues.
Topics of discussion included an Industry Economic Outlook, presented by Dr
Paul Aho, Poultry Perspective. During a panel discussion Disease Update: What's
Prevalent in Your Area?, Dr Louise Dufour-Zavala, Georgia Poultry Lab Network;
Dr Dan Bautista, University of Delaware Lasher Lab; and Dr James Barton, The
Poultry Federation Lab, discussed poultry health concerns in their respective
areas, then fielded questions from the audience.
The programme included a 3-part session on Poultry House Efficiency. Dr Ken
Macklin, Auburn University, presented Litter/Bedding Management for Pathogen
Control; Mike Czarick, University of Georgia, discussed Energy Efficiency and
Alternative Heating Methods; and Dr Bill Dozier, Auburn University, addressed
Summer Night Ventilation.
Other topics included Salmonella Control in Live Production, presented by
Dr Don Ritter, Mountaire Farms; A Poultry Health and Performance Review, by Mike
Donohue, Agri Stats; and Choosing the Proper Farm Location for Sustainability,
presented by Keith Moore, Perdue Farms.
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