Poultry World will host a webinar on Coccidiosis on April 13th at 15.00 CET. Don’t miss out on our valuable content and register for this free webinar below.


Coccidiosis, the mitigation and prevention thereof is top of mind of every poultry producer in the world. That said, the disease is bugging the poultry industry since it was discovered in the late 1920’s and has a major economic impact. Total estimated loss is massive, calculated at a gross €10 billion on an annual basis. This makes Coccidiosis probably the most important disease in poultry. Very important is the finding that almost 70% of this estimated cost is due to subclinical coccidiosis, by impact on weight gain and feed conversion rate. One of the reasons for these remarkable findings is probably the difficult diagnosis of subclinical coccidiosis. Progress has been made in combating the disease, but it is still a threat. Our 3 speakers will delve into the disease from their point of view and share the best strategies to tackle it.


Drs. Gerwin Bouwhuis

Owner at Poultry Research & Innovation Center BV

Drs. Gerwin Bouwhuis finished his veterinary study from the Utrecht University in 1997 and he started his carreer at at mixed practice in the north of the Netherlands. After some years he got specialized as a poultry veterinarian. During this period drs. Bouwhuis was active as president and board member of the Dutch association of poultry veterinarians. In 2011 drs. Bouwhuis effected a management buyout and established his own veterinary poultry practice. In 2017 drs. Bouwhuis founded a new clinic and a contract research organization called Poultry Research & Innovation Center. The team of drs. Bouwhuis consists of 10 employees. The work area of the veterinary poultry practice covers the northern part of the Netherlands and the adjacent part of Germany. The main office is located in Emmen in the Netherlands.

Dr. Attila Kovacs

Global Intestinal Health Category Manager at Innovad

Presentation title:

Alternative approach to prevent anticoccidial resistance

  • Cocci as the most devastating disease in poultry industry.
  • How to identify and correctly measure the impact of coccidiosis on farm level.
  • Anticoccidial as support for broiler production
  • Natural support for the existing anticoccidials to restore efficacy
  • Suggestion for cocci-program containing natural alternatives
  • Review and take home

Cédric Vandenbossche

Product Manager at Nor-Feed

Presentation title:

Managing Coccidiosis with Botanicals: Yes we can

  • Introduction about saponins: a complex kingdom that deserves accurate tools and expertise
  • Choosing the right saponins combination for maximum efficacy
  • Saponins vs chemical or fermentation coccidiostats: Field results

Fabian Brockötter

Host and editor Poultry World