Webinar series: 2024 Poultry disease updates
By Canadian Poultry
The 2024 poultry disease webinar series is an exclusive four-part webinar series happening every Monday in January at 1:00pm ET. Join us for key information from industry experts focused on four diseases we see in Canadian Poultry. Each session includes a review of the disease, diagnostics and preventative measures that will help producers protect their flocks.
The four-part series is $100 for a limited time only – register today for live access to these expert presentations in January without leaving the farm. Registration includes access to the on-demand sessions as well.
JAN. 8 | DISEASE THREAT: INCLUSION BODY HEPATITIS (IBH)
Dr. Babak Sanei, national business and technical manager, Zoetis Canada
Session description: Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) is caused by a Type I adenovirus. In this webinar, Dr. Babak Sanei will provide an overview of the disease, review the epidemiology around this disease in Canada, and share tips on preventative measures.
JAN. 15 | DISEASE THREAT: INFECTIOUS LARYNGOTRACHEITIS (ILT)
Dr. Denis Carrier, poultry veterinary services consultant, Merck Animal Health
Session description: Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a contagious viral respiratory disease, primarily of chickens and gamebirds, that can cause elevated morbidity and mortality. It mainly infects small non-commercial chicken flocks but often spreads to larger commercial flocks as well. In this webinar, Dr. Denis Carrier will provide an overview of the disease, review the diagnostics, and share preventative measures that producers can implement to protect their flocks.
JAN. 22 | DISEASE THREAT: ENTEROCOCCUS CECORUM (E. CECORUM)
Dr. Benoit Lanthier, technical advisor, Cobb-Vantress Inc.
Session description: E. cecorum is a commensal bacterium of the gut microbiota of adult chickens. It has emerged over the last 20 years as a significant cause of locomotor disorders in Canada, partially sparked by the removal of antibiotics at the hatchery. In this webinar, Dr. Benoit Lanthier will provide an overview of the disease and review the diagnostics. While there is no specific solution yet, Lanthier will share success stories he’s had with some customers who were able to control it by hatching chicks in HatchCare hatcheries or at the farm. He’ll give some possible explanations for why this is helping to reduce the severity and incidence of the disease.
JAN. 29 | DISEASE THREAT: INFECTIOUS BURSAL DISEASE (IBD)
Dr. Kevin Amini, technical services veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada
Session description: Infectious bursal disease (IBD), also known as Gumboro disease, is a highly contagious and immunosuppressive disease of young chickens caused by IBD virus (IBDV) that is responsible for major economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide. In this webinar, Kevin Amini will provide an overview of the disease, review the diagnostics, and share some tips on preventative measures.