Gut Health Training in Bruges 2018

Gut Health Training in Bruges, Belgium

Date: March 13-15, 2018

Scope of the seminar: 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.

Day 1

Morning session

  1. Welcome and introduction on gut health in poultry
  2. Intestinal tract in poultry: form, function, anatomy, physiology
  3. Communication between the microbiota and the gut mucosa to maintain optimal intestinal health – Prof. Filip Van Immerseel
  4. Bacterial enteritis and contributing factors
  5. Improving management on the farm to optimise gut health


  • Technical visit poultry farm

Day 2

Morning session

  1. Coccidiosis life cycle and importance in poultry production
  2. Coccidiosis prevention: tools & how to make sound control programs
  3. Mycotoxins and Gut Health – Dr. Gunther Antonissen
  4. Early feeding systems and impact on intestinal development
  5. Consequences of bad gut health: foot pad lesions & condemnations in the slaughterhouse
  6. How to evaluate gut health (coccidiosis & BE scoring systems)


  • Gut health management: growth promotors and alternative solutions
  • Feed structure and Feed management
  • Antimicrobial resistance and how to fight

Day 3

Morning session

  1. Consequences of bad gut health: foot pad lesions & condemnations in the slaughterhouse
  2. How to evaluate gut health (coccidiosis & BE scoring systems)
  3. Workshop: Gut Health Management, coccidiosis: vaccines and anticoccidials, Antibiotics, Additives. How to calculate ROI


  • Practical session at Poulpharm lab (Izegem)
    • Coccidiosis OPG/ microscopy
    • Coccidiosis necropsy/ gut health BE scoring
    • Necropsies clinical cases and footpad lesions
  • Wrap Up & Certificate of Attendance

Pricing of 3-Day Training

Seminar only: € 1,400

Hotel + dinner: € 150 (per night)

Pricing is VAT excluded
(i.e. Belgian attendees pay 21% VAT, non-Belgians: 0% VAT).

Payment Details

Register here

We can arrange your hotel until two weeks before the training. Afterwards, you have to make your own reservation.

For more information, contact:

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

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