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USPOULTRY sets seminar on live production

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TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultryr & Egg Association’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of the bird.

The seminar will also address timely biosecurity measures to combat the potential spread of avian influenza into the fall season.

Sponsored by USPOULTRY, the seminar will be held Sept. 15-16, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

This year’s agenda will address the following topics.

  • Disease Update: What’s Happening Around the Country
  • Veterinary Feed Directive: What’s a Manager Going to Have to Do?
  • Antibiotic Free  — Is it Sustainable? — Impact on Density / 7-Day Mortality
  • Legal Review for Live Production / Animal Welfare
  • Gaps in MS Biosecurity Audits
  • Bacterial Chondronecrosis and Osteomyelitis (BCO) / Leg Problems
  • New Technology — Housing / Fans — Light Intensity
  • Avian Influenza — Where Did It Come From, How Did It Spread? — Biosecurity . . . Back to Basics / Preparing for the Fall Season — Euthanasia / Disposal — Vaccination: Pros and Cons

The seminar agenda was developed by a committee of live production managers and poultry health professionals including Eric Greene, Claxton Poultry Farms Inc.; Henry Welch, Peco Foods Inc.; and Dr. John Smith, Fieldale Farms Corp.

To register for the Live Production and Welfare Seminar visit www.uspoultry.org.

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