Food Safety & Gut Health Training, Bruges 2019

Food Safety & Gut Health Training in Bruges, Belgium

(15 – 18 October 2019)

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

As well as Gut Health issues such as the latest on coccidiosis control trends, dealing with bacterial enteritis and managing gut health issues and their consequences.

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fundamentals of Gut Health in Poultry

Morning session:

  • Intestinal tract in poultry: anatomy, physiology, microbiota, normal functions and special features
  • Necrotic and Bacterial enteritis: contributing factors
  • Coccidiosis: important disease in poultry
  • Coccidiosis prevention tools, how to make sound anticoccidial programs

Afternoon Session:

  • Coccidiosis in breeders and long living birds
  • Broiler signals / farm management to optimize gut health
  • Early Feeding how it affects intestinal health
  • Consequences of bad gut health: footpad lesions and slaughterhouse condemnations

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fundamentals of Gut Health in Poultry

Morning Session:

  • Gut health management: growth promotors and alternative solutions
  • How to fight AMR and reduce AMU : practical solutions
  • Monitoring systems for coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis
  • Interactive workshop: Gut Health Management, coccidiosis: vaccines and anticoccidials, Antibiotics, Additives

Afternoon Session at Poulpharm Laboratory (Izegem):

  • Scoring systems for coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis
  • Practical session broilers:  necropsy / lesion scoring coccidiosis and gut health / footpad scoring

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gut Health Training & Food Safety day

Morning Session: 

  • Feed quality: effect of antinutritional factors and feed structure
  • Mycotoxins and Gut Health
  • Feed additives: quality(generics, particle size etc); carry over problems.
  • Interactive workshop: Additives how to assess and calculate ROI; How to acess feed aditive trials

Afternoon Session:

  • Broiler farm visit
    • Practical session: Farm approach broiler managment on Salmonella and correct sampling methods; How to assess gut and general health, management, litter quality at broiler farm

Friday, October 18, 2019

Essentials of Poultry Food Safety

Morning session:

  • All you need to know about Salmonella infections in poultry and how to control it
  • Campylobacter: important pathogen in both human and chickens?
  • Diagnostics on Salmonella, Campylobacter and anti-microbial resistance
  • How to track Salmonella throughout the food chain
  • Holistic View on Food Safety: US vs. EU Approach?Introduction on national control institute of food safety of the food chain

Afternoon Session:

  • Workshop: Real Case Salmonella Infantis in a Breeder/Broiler Integration


4-day Food Safety & Gut Health: € 1950

3-day Gut Health Seminar: € 1500

Dinner & Hotel per day: € 160*

Pricing is VAT excluded
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Attendees are welcome to book their accommodation through us with our group-rate up to 2 weeks before the event.

*Hotel rates are subject to change due to the high demand during high season.

For more information, contact:

Tiago, Prucha, DVM
+351 917443901

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