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Fortify Your Farm: Join Day 1 of the Canadian Poultry Biosecurity Webinar Series

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On the first day of our series, experts dive into biosecurity metrics and compliance strategies.

Are you looking to fortify your farm against the looming threat of avian influenza and other serious diseases? Look no further than the inaugural Canadian Poultry Biosecurity Webinar Series, designed to arm you with the knowledge and strategies you need to safeguard your operations. Hosted by Canadian Poultry magazine and sponsored by Neogen, this three-part series will feature presentations from esteemed biosecurity experts both domestic and international, offering invaluable insights into the latest practices and technologies shaping the industry.

What’s Happening on Day 1?

Here’s what to look forward to on Day 1’s sessions:

Series Details:

  • Price: $49.99 for the entire series
  • When: June 6th, 13th, and 20th, all sessions starting at 3pm ET

Day 1: Kickoff with Industry Experts Jeroen Dewulf and Manon Racicot

June 6 – 3pm ET

Speaker #1: Jeroen Dewulf, University of Gent Topic: Measuring and Quantifying the Level of Biosecurity

Kicking off the series, Jeroen Dewulf from the University of Gent will delve into the critical aspects of measuring and quantifying biosecurity levels on your farm. Dewulf, a prominent figure in veterinary epidemiology, will share his expertise on identifying biosecurity gaps and implementing effective measures to enhance farm protection.

Biography: Jeroen Dewulf graduated as a veterinarian from Ghent University in 1998 and completed his Ph.D. in 2002. He is a full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at Ghent University, focusing on antimicrobial use, resistance, and biosecurity. Dewulf leads the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit and has authored over 400 publications. His presentation will introduce a tool to assess and improve farm-level biosecurity over time.

Speaker #2: Manon Racicot, University of Montreal/CFIA Topic: Promoting Biosecurity Compliance

Following Dewulf’s insights, Manon Racicot, a veterinary epidemiologist from the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), will present on promoting biosecurity compliance. Racicot’s session will tackle the challenges of biosecurity adoption and compliance, which are crucial for achieving the desired outcomes in disease prevention. She will provide practical tips on how to measure, improve, and maintain biosecurity compliance, supported by real-world examples and innovative technologies.

Biography: Manon Racicot is a veterinary epidemiologist who has been with the CFIA since 2007 and serves as an adjunct professor at the Université de Montréal. She completed her DVM in 2007 and her PhD in 2011, focusing her research on the prevention and control of infectious diseases from farm to table using a behavioral perspective.

Why Attend?

Biosecurity is essential to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases in animal productions. Unfortunately, biosecurity adoption and compliance may be lacking, impacting the desired outcomes. This webinar series offers a unique opportunity to learn from top experts in the field, ensuring that you are equipped with the latest knowledge and tools to protect your operations.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your farm’s biosecurity measures and stay ahead of potential threats. Register now for the Canadian Poultry Biosecurity Webinar Series and take the first step towards a safer and more secure farming environment.

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