Welfare: The pillar for a sustainable production

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: What is animal welfare in poultry?
  2. Welfare at the hatchery
  3. Welfare at the farm
  4. Welfare during catching and transport

Afternoon session

  • Welfare at the slaughterhouse
  • Welfare requirements and role of different part-takers
  • How to measure welfare? Key welfare indicators
  • How can good welfare practices boost your performance?

Main speakers:

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.

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.

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.

For more information, contact:

Tiago, Prucha, DVM
+351 917443901