2 October 2019, Kigali Convention Centre


10:00 – 17:00

Room: MH 1-2-3-4

Technical best practices seminars

Tentative program outline


Room: AD 10

13:00 – 14:00

Egg promotion
by VIV

Speakers to be announced

14:00 – 16:00

Holland Inspiration Congress
by Kip van Oranje

Speakers to be announced

Breeding & Hatching / Farm Management

Room: AD 11

10:30 – 11:15

Single versus Multistage incubation

Adriaen Sligcher, Sales Director for Sub-Sahara, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, NL
John de Rijk, Area sales manager, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, NL

14:15 – 15:00

Topic to be announced by Vencomatic, NL

Animal Health & Nutrition

Room AD 12

10:00 – 10:30

Major health concerns and their solutions

Speaker to be announced by
Nutri-Ad/Adisseo, BE/FR

10:30 – 11:00

Major health concerns and their solutions

Speaker to be announced by CEVA, FR

11:00 – 11:30

Phytogenic solutions to increase birds resilience and productivity

Dr. Mohamed Taleb, DVM, Sales Manager Middle East, Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, AT

11:30 – 12:00

Heat stress

Speaker to be announced by Big Dutchman, DE

Poultry health – the way to productivity and profits

A half day conference organised by WVPA

12:30 – 17:15

Room: AD 12


What is disease?


Henry Lamb, Crowshall Veterinary Services, England

Definition of a healthy bird and then considers disease and how it affects the bird/flock. The main causes of disease and division into infectious and non-infectious diseases and the significance of this.

Detection and diagnosis of disease

Aleksander Dodovski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

The importance of detecting disease early and getting a correct diagnosis in terms of minimising losses and treatment costs. The signs to look for and how to differentiate if caused by disease or management.

Effective biosecurity

Korosi Laszlo, AgriAL BT, Hungary

Definition biosecurity and its different levels. The barrier approach and how to use it to protect your flock. Minimisation of risk by considering dose time, distance and proximity rules.

Respiratory diseases

Guillermo Zavala, Avian Health Interntional, LLC, USA                                                                                                                

The respiratory system and the diseases associated with each part – sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. Progression and sequellae. Role of E.coli as a secondary agent.

Diseases of the digestive tract

Korosi Laszlo, AgriAL BT, Hungary                                                                 

Components of feed especially protein, carbohydrate and water and their uptake by the bird and what happens when this goes wrong. How DTU can convert a marginal feed into a deficiency. The microbiome.

The immune system and immunity

Guillermo Zavala, Avian Health Interntional, LLC, USA

Immunity and immune system. Principles of vaccination. The similarity between titre graphs and egg production graphs and the consequences of these two graphs not coinciding.

The egg and disease

Nigel E Horrox, Consultant, England and President of WVPA               

How locality of pathogen strike in the oviduct reflects the clinical signs seen such as watery whites, loss of brown eggshell colour, poor shell quality. Explain vertical transmission of salmonella.

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