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NC State Extension

International Course on Poultry Health

May 13–17, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina

Objective

This course provides updated scientific and technical information and hands-on experience to improve commercial poultry production and health.

Learning Opportunities

Classroom Instruction

Interaction with

  • Poultry scientists with worldwide experience
  • Industry personnel
  • Veterinarians

Laboratory Exercises

Program

Day 1 – Monday, May 13
Introduction – Housing – Hatchery management
Main Campus, Scott Hall (106 and labs)
7:30 a.m. Departure from hotel – meet in the lobby of the Stateview Hotel
7:45 a.m. Opening remarks and introductions – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Course Coordinator
8:10 – 8:50 a.m. Holistic overview of poultry health – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Advances in poultry housing – Dr. Sanjay Shah
Break Coffee/tea and snacks (Scott Hall 216)
10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Environmental and air quality control in poultry houses – Dr. Sanjay Shah
10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Animal welfare worldwide status, regulations and current/future practices – Dr. Prafulla Regmi
11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Round Table Activity: Housing and Welfare
Lunch Scott Hall 216
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Hatchery management for improved health – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
1:50 -2:45 p.m. Hatchery sanitation & biosecurity – Dr. Chris Williams, Zoetis
Break Coffee/tea and snacks (Scott Hall 216)
3:30 -4:30 p.m. Laboratory – Embryology and chick quality – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
4:35 – 5:00 p.m. Round Table Activity: Hatchling quality
5:45 p.m. Departure from the Stateview Hotel for dinner and/or shopping
8:45 p.m. Return to the hotel
Day 2 – Tuesday, May 14
Talley Student Center Room 3222 – NC State University Campus
7:30 a.m. Departure from hotel – meet in the lobby of the Stateview Hotel
7:45 – 8:25 a.m. Breeder impacts on progeny – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
8:30 – 9:10 a.m. Current poultry parasitology – Dr. Robert Beckstead
Break Coffee/tea and snacks (Scott Hall 216)
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. Diagnostic and control of poultry parasites – Dr. Robert Beckstead
10:25 – 11:10 a.m. Broiler breeder production and health – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Female broiler breeder health update – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
Lunch Conference room 4107
Lake Wheeler – Poultry Teaching Unit
1:10 – 2:00 p.m. Male broiler breeder management and health – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
2:05 – 3:00 p.m. Influence of feed manufacturing on poultry performance – Dr. Peter Ferket
Break
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Feed additives for poultry – Dr. Peter Ferket
4:20 – 5:00 p.m. Round Table Activity
5:45 p.m Departure from the Stateview Hotel for dinner and/or shopping
8:45 p.m. Return to the hotel
Day 3 – Wednesday, May 15
Diseases
Centennial Campus, James B. Hunt Library (Institute for Emerging Issues lecture hall) 
7:30 a.m. Departure from hotel – meet in the lobby of the Stateview Hotel
7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Pathophysiology of enteric diseases – Dr. Luke Borst
8:35 – 9:15 a.m. Coccidia control – Dr. Manuel Da Costa, Zoetis
Break Coffee/tea and snacks (Work Group Room 4107)
10:00 -10:50 a.m. Enterococci at the crossroads of health and disease – Dr. Luke Borst
10:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pathophysiology of bone disorders and locomotion issues – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
Lunch Conference room 4107
1:00 -1:45 p.m. Control of respiratory diseases – Dr. Rocio Crespo
1:50 – 2:35 p.m. Pathophysiology of integumentary diseases – Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo
Break Tour of the library – Coffee/tea and snacks (Work Group Room 4107)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Round Table Activity and Case Studies
5:45 p.m Departure from the Stateview Hotel for dinner and/or shopping
8:45 p.m. Return to the hotel
Day 4 – Thursday, May 16
Feed Quality and Diagnosis
Poultry Teaching Unit, Waste Management Center, NC State University Feed Mill
7:45 a.m. Departure from hotel – meet in the lobby of the Stateview Hotel
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Quality Assurance Program and feed safety – Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Feed Mill tour and laboratory – Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
10:00 -10:45 a.m.
Delivery, feed recalls – Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Insect and pest control
Lunch Lake Wheeler Farm – Poultry Teaching Unit
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Entomology lab – Dr. Wes Watson
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Round Table Activity: Feed processing and feed quality
Break
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Challenges in diagnosing diseases in today’s intensive poultry production – Dr. Tahseen Aziz, NCDA
4:05 – 4:50 p.m. Molecular methods of diagnosis and rapid tests – Dr. Rocio Crespo
4:55 – 5:15 p.m. Round Table Activity: Diagnosis
6:00 p.m. Departure from the Stateview Hotel for dinner and/or shopping
9:00 p.m. Return to the hotel
Day 5 –  Friday, May 17 Layer and Environmental Impact   Loonie Poole Golf Course Club House
Departure from hotel – meet in the lobby of the Stateview Hotel
7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Layer housing, animal health, welfare issues and solutions – Dr. Prafulla Regmi
8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Poultry waste management to minimize environmental impact – Dr. Mahmoud Sharara
Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Technologies for odor and gas emission mitigation for poultry facilities – Dr. Mahmoud Sharara
11:00 – 11:55 a.m. Final discussion
12:00 p.m. Lunch and closing remarks – Dr. Patricia Curtis, Department Head, Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Accommodations and Ground Transportation

Accommodations

Attendees are housed in the Stateview Hotel on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Ground Transportation

A University representative will meet you at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on Sunday, May 12 before 6 p.m. to take you to the hotel. Transportation provided for arrivals or departures only from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Arrangements will be made to transport you back to the airport on May 17. 

Important Scheduling Note

We expect to meet all attendees in the lobby of the hotel on Monday, May 13, 2019, at  7:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive in Raleigh before 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Fees and Registration

Fees

The course fee includes training, educational materials, local transportation, laboratory materials, t-shirt, lodging, and all meals from May 13 to May 17 (breakfast, lunch, and snacks) except the evening meals.

The course fee does not include air transportation to RDU Airport, health insurance, spending money or incidental expenses.

Housing Fee
Double (must indicate roommate) $1850
Single $2100
No room $1000

Registration — OPEN

We can accept payment from Jan. 16 to May 1, 2019.
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Cancellation Notice

If your plans change, you can cancel your registration. Please note the cancellation fees.

3 weeks or more prior No charge — all fees will be reimbursed after the course
Within 2 weeks of the course Half enrollment fee
Within 1 week of the course Full enrollment fee

For additional information contact

Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
229 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

E-mail: ncsupoultrycourses@ncsu.edu
Phone: +1 919.515.5391
Fax: +1 919.515.7070