Breeder management in 2019: Where is the low hanging fruit?

Date: September 16, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit****
Language: English

Attendees are welcome to book their accommodation (Deluxe Room) through us with our group-rate until 2 weeks before the event.

Training fee: 1-day workshop

Euro: 498,00 (excl VAT%)
Thai Baht: 17.200,00 (excl VAT%)
*request group-rate from 5 participants


Morning session

  1. Introduction: Get your feathers straight
  2. Breeder anatomy, physiology, behavior
  3. Brooding: How to prepare for the next flock?
  4. Managing transitions

Afternoon session

  • Using data to manage flocks: What to measure?
  • Male management: rearing
  • Common pitfalls in breeders
  • Q&A

Main speakers:

Africa Fernández-Gutiérrez, DVM

Africa completed her master’s in veterinary science in 1997 by the University of Leon, Spain. After that Africa worked within Aviagen internal operations in the UK and overseas as well as distributors overseas as a company Veterinarian for 10 years overseeing the day to day health and bio-security of pedigree, great grant parents and grandparent, the following 7 years she moved to a more specialized role working closely with customers in Europe, Turkey, Middle East and Asia in different facilities ( farms, hatcheries, feed mills,…) in the control of pathogens, health monitoring, disease investigation and diagnosis and performance improvements mainly with grandparents, breeders and broilers.

In 2015, she moved to Turkey to take the role of Senior Technical Operations Manager in Aviagen Anadolu where she was responsible for the Technical support into the company customer based in the country managing input covering all aspects of poultry management with emphasis on farm breeder management and where to improve to get the most benefits as well as Veterinary support in breeders and broilers, disease prevention and investigations, bio-security audits…

Since June 2019 she works as a poultry adviser for Vetworks with focus on breeder parent’s management, pathogens control, and biosecurity and health plans.

Gunther Antonissen, DVM, PhD

Prof. Antonissen received a Master in Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2011. He received a PhD in Veterinary Sciences at Ghent University in 2015, studying the predisposing effect of the mycotoxins deoxynivalenol and fumonisins on necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens. As a postdoctoral researcher, he investigated the impact of mycotoxins and feed additives on the intestinal physiology and microbiota. Gunther Antonissen currently has more than 40 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a well-known speaker at international events.

Since April 2019, Prof. Antonissen was appointed as chairholder of the Chair Poultry Health Sciences at Ghent University. This chair offers a unique opportunity to build bridges between academic research, education and the poultry sector.

Hilde Van Meirhaeghe, DVM

Hilde is a global Poultry Consultant and has worked on behalf of Vetworks on several research projects: European Commission funded EFFORT (reduction of antimicrobial resistance in poultry) and a project on defining innovative tools to grade gut health issues in poultry. The latest EU project is Phagovet: research on bacteriophages to control Salmonella and E. coli in poultry.

Hilde is President of the Belgian Hatcheries Association and Academic Adviser Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Ghent, Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology. And course master  WVEPAH – World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health- training in Broilers and Layers. She is currently also contributing as adviser and trainer in the African Livestock Productivity & Health Advancement ALPHA initiative funded by Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in Nigeria and Uganda.

For more information, contact:

Tiago, Prucha, DVM
+351 917443901