The workshop, Processing for Antibiotic Free Production, will focus on the elements that ensure appropriate antibiotic free production from grow-out to plant processing.
The two-day workshop is a collaboration between the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science.
It is designed to focus on the hot topics in poultry production and processing, along with hands-on educational opportunities.
The program emphasis will be control of Salmonella and Campylobacter in an antibiotic free production system.
The first day will offer a selection of lectures and networking opportunities for attendees. Control measures that have been adopted internationally, such as biosecurity on the farm, hatchery sanitation, vaccinations, control of other production-related microbial and coccidial infections, will be discussed along with specific examples of countries and the efficacy of the measures adopted.
The second day, at the University of Georgia Poultry Science Complex in Athens, Georgia, will focus on lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities concerning hatchery sanitation and its contribution to pathogen control at production and processing.
Other topics in the workshop include vaccines and their efficacy, biosecurity measures for adoption on the farms, associated control measures for poultry health, and contributions to the control of foodborne pathogen prevalence and concentrations.
These activities are designed to provide the participants with state-of-the art knowledge, methods and processes in order to address the issues faced by the poultry industry.
IPPE 2020 will take place January 28-30, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center.