Steering Broiler management: Latest tools & how E-learning can help your organisation

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. Broiler signals concept: Why it is important for farmers to see the signals?
  2. Broiler environment: temperature, ventilation, water and litter
  3. Preparing for the new cycle and getting off to a good start(week 1)
  4. The basis for good and steady growth (week 2)

Afternoon session

  • Cornerstones in Week 3 and 4: gut health and respiratory issues
  • Leg quality and pitfalls in the final run (week 5 and 6)
  • The use of novel smart farming concepts, dangers and advantages
  • Q&A

Main speakers:

Maarten De Gussem, DVM

In 2009, Maarten founded Vetworks after several years of experience in the pharmaceutical field. Vetworks’ purpose is to service the poultry industry with a global team of specialists and providing support on poultry health topics all over the world, with focus on mycoplasmosis, general gut health and coccidiosis. Besides his work at Vetworks, Maarten is also an academic adviser at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University. And a member of scientific committees of Poultry Mycoplasma Conference and of IHSIG Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health. Maarten De Gussem is also author of Broiler Signals, a leading broiler management book in more than 12 languages.

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.

Hannes Meyns, DVM

Hannes was born in 1992, in Ostend, Belgium and grew up on a Belgian broiler farm. At a very young age, Hannes learned the problems and needs of the poultry farming business. After attaining his Master in Veterinary medicine, Hannes joined Vetworks in 2016 as a global consultant providing consultancy, technical support and trainings to the pharmaceutical and poultry industry worldwide.

Hannes’ work focusses on guiding poultry companies worldwide in dealing with coccidiosis and reducing their use of antibiotics while improving their performance. Hannes has already gathered great experiences in the poultry industry worldwide, with extended knowledge of the markets in Brazil, North and East Europe, Middle East and Bangladesh.

Tiago Prucha, DVM

Tiago was born in 1991, in Porto, Portugal.  In 2017, he graduated as a Master in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Porto during which he carried out a study at a poultry farm on how the densities can affect the performance of broiler’s.

Tiago has worked at Soja De Portugal, one of the largest broiler integrations in Portugal as a poultry veterinarian and farm manager. In 2018 he joined Vetworks as a young talent giving consultancy, technical support and trainings to the pharmaceutical and poultry industry worldwide.

For more information, contact:

Tiago, Prucha, DVM
+351 917443901