Food Safety Training in Bruges, Belgium

(27 – 28 September 2017)


Food Safety and Gut Health Training, Belgium

(27 – 29 September 2017)

Scope of the seminarFocus on zoonoses Salmonella, Campylobacter and antimicrobial resistance in the poultry production chain.

Prof. Filip Van Immerseel, Jaap Obdam

Language: English | Location: Novotel Brugge Centrum, Belgium.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Morning Session:

  • All you need to know about Salmonella infection in poultry and how to control it.
  • Campylobacter: important pathogen in humans and chicken
  • Listeria – role in poultry production and food safety
  • Antimicrobial resistance and how to tackle it

Afternoon Session:

  • Food safety matters, a winning strategy against Salmonella
  • On hands training: demonstration of sampling methods in the farm
  • Case report introduction

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Morning Session: 

  • Different diagnostic tests for Salmonella, Campylobacter, Antimicrobial resistance, pro’s and con’s
  • Control of zoonotic pathogens: vaccination, water treatment, farm management

Afternoon Session: 

  •  Control of zoonotic pathogens: feed additives
  •  Cleaning and disinfection, special protocols
  • Slaughterhouse and processing plant zoonotic management
  • Case report continued

Friday, September 29, 2017 – Gut Health

Fundamentals of gut health in poultry

Morning session:

  • Intestinal tract normal functions and special features
  • Main etiologies: coccidiosis, bacterial, mycotoxins and viral enteritis
  • Alternative approach supporting intestinal health: feed composition and additives, early feeding

Afternoon practical session at Poulpharm lab (Izegem):

  • Coccidiosis OPG/ microscopy
  • Coccidiosis necropsy/ gut health bacterial enteritis scoring
  • Demonstration of foot pad lesions


2-day Seminar: € 900

3-day Seminar: €1300

Dinner & Hotel per day: € 150

Pricing is VAT excluded
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For more information, contact:

Hilde Van Meirhaeghe, DVM
+32 476 214 371
Skype: hvmvetworks


This training will be accredited training points by the Flemish Veterinary Board.