The well attended 15th CPC Poultry School took place at the Club Azur resort in Hurghada on the Red Sea in Egypt from 25th to 30th September 2010.
Senior guests from the large companies gathered together with senior and new farm managers for the 6-day event which included many interesting presentations on breeding, incubation, management, nutrition, physiology and veterinary/pathology issues. The Hubbard technical team sessions revolved around the theme of Avian Influenza.
The Egyptian speakers were Dr. Sayed Shalash on nutrition, Dr. Abd El Rahman Atta on physiology and reproduction, Dr. Hassan Bayoumi on lighting programs and ventilation systems, Dr. Awad on respiratory diseases, Dr. Mohammed El Menawey on breeder management, Dr. Fernando Para on chick quality and Eng. Adel Saudi on bio-security. Eng Hammad Abdelmotal showed how risk management can be used to help the poultry farmer solve technical problems and Dr. Ahmed Hassan showed a presentation about Immunity and some factors affecting Immune Response.
International speakers were Dr. Eric Bonjour (Hubbard Veterinarian & Director of technical services) and Hubbard senior technicians Dr. Miguel Valls and Alastair Lewin. Eric Bonjour gave an update on the importance of vaccination techniques and monitoring, followed by an in-depth discussion on Avian Influenza. Miguel Valls shared his experience on the factors affecting persistency of production and hatchability and entertained some very useful case studies to show how AI can be eradicated. Alastair Lewin firstly presented how to improve the biosecurity design of the main entrance to existing farms and new complexes under construction and secondly addressed the Hubbard M99 breeder male management.