Canadian Poultry Magazine

Webinar Series: Broiler School

Brett Ruffell   

Join us for an exclusive four-part webinar series happening every Tuesday in September to mark National Chicken Month.

Broiler School is an exclusive four-part webinar series happening every Tuesday in September 2023 at 11am ET to mark National Chicken Month. Join us for key information from experts on opportunities, best practices and overcoming challenges in commercial broiler operations including a diseases overview, brooding best practices and opportunities for alternative dietary strategies in broiler operations to bolster gastrointestinal health.

Broiler school is $80 for a limited time only – register today for live access to these expert presentations in September.

Please Note: A recording of the webinar will be sent to all registrants 24 hours after the live event for those who can’t make every session.


SEPTEMBER 5:  Broiler diseases in a world with reduced antibiotic use

Speaker: Babak Sanei, National Business and Technical Manager at Zoetis Inc.

An overview of diseases that will be important to manage as the broiler industry works to reduce the application of antibiotics. For example, Infectious bursal disease (IBD), coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis, infectious bronchitis, and E.coli infection.

SEPTEMBER 12: Successful brooding in a world with reduced antibiotic use

Speaker: Gigi Lin, Veterinarian at Canadian Poultry Consultants Ltd.

Faced with an increasing number of challenges, including reduced use of antibiotics, disease outbreaks and climate change, it’s more important than ever for chicken producers to follow brooding best practices. The webinar will present focus on raising chicks that are strong and healthy enough to handle these challenges.

SEPTEMBER 19: Implications, emerging challenges, and opportunities for bolstering gastrointestinal function and health in a post-antibiotic world

Speaker: Lisa Hodgins, Ph.D., Manager of Poultry Nutrition, New Life Mills

This review will summarize implications of mandated restrictions on the preventative use of antibiotics and emerging Canadian broiler production programs to meet processor specifications. Challenges and opportunities for integrating alternative dietary strategies in commercial broiler production settings will be highlighted.

SEPTEMBER 26: Is biosecurity of broiler barns sufficient to face emerging infectious disease challenges?

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, University of Montreal

With Canada’s chicken industry continuing to phase out antibiotics, it’s more important than ever that producers practice good biosecurity to protect the health of their flocks. The industry’s recent battle with avian influenza further underscores the importance of this critical aspect of barn management. In this webinar, the University of Montreal’s Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt – one of Canada’s leading experts on the subject – shares the latest evidence and recommendations around biosecurity best practices.