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

Holland Inspiration Seminar

Unleashing the potential of poultry

by Kip van Oranje

14:00 – 16:00

Introduction by the Netherlands Embassy

Carian Meijjes, Agricultural Attaché for Rwanda and Uganda

Strengthening Education for agricultural Development (SEAD) project

Rob van de Gevel, Team Leader, SEAD

How to reach smallholder farmers with improved dual-purpose chickens?

Jaap Blom, Livestock and marketing specialist for SASSO East-Africa, Hendrix-Genetics

The ‘Kukua Na Kuku’ Impact Cluster Tanzania

NABC and 7 Dutch companies: Aeres, GD Animal Health, Hendrix Genetics, Impex, Vencomatic Group, IGrow Chicken, Koudijs de Heus

Health issues

Jeanine Wiegel, poultry veterinarian and researcher, GD Animal Health

Access to mobile phone for better results; Access to data

Eric Mooiweer, I Grow Chicken

Access to mobile phone for better results; Access to finance: Agriwallet

Mr. Gidraf Wachira, Country Lead – Rwanda, Dodore Kenya Ltd.

Access to mobile phone for better results; Use of smartphone as local farmer

Jean Baptist Musabyimana, Owner, Abusol


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

On Farm Hatching 

Mr. PB Lichtenbeld, Sales Director Africa Vencomatic Group, NL

Animal Health & Nutrition

Room AD 12

Chair person: Wiebe van der Sluis, Agriculture journalist, former editor World Poultry

10:00 – 10:30

Mycotoxins as predisposing factor for various health issues

Mr. Gilles De Feyter, Area Manager Africa, Adisseo, BE/FR

10:30 – 11:00

Redefining Newcastle disease control

Dr. Reza Bentaleb, DVM, Poultry Business Unit Manager – Intertropical Africa, Ceva Santé Animale, FR

11:00 – 11:30

Phytogenic solutions to increase birds resilience and productivity

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Gawad, Regional Technical Manager Middle East, Africa, Pakistan, Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, AT

11:30 – 12:00

Heat stress – Effects on the performance of laying hens and broiler

Mr. Ronald Denz, General Manager East Africa, Big Dutchman International GmbH, 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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