Poultry Disease Surveillance, Control and Monitoring East Africa

The African continent has experienced significant increase in the productivity of modern poultry stocks. However, with emerging transboundary animal zoonotic diseases affecting the small-scale poultry producers in particular and endangering the poultry genetic resources, appropriate veterinary policies and strategies are crucial for the poultry disease surveillance, control and monitoring.

22nd of June 2021
Start at:15:00 PM CEST
Webinar
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  • According to the United Nations World Food Programme, within the last half century, the African continent has experienced significant increase in the productivity of modern poultry stocks. Synergies have resulted from advances made in the poultry value chain: from poultry management and housing, nutrition and ration formulation, applying poultry genetics knowledge in commercial breeding programmes to better diagnosis and control of avian diseases. Of all these core elements, poultry health and disease can be the least predictable and is the hardest to measure.

    With emerging transboundary animal zoonotic diseases affecting the small-scale poultry producers in particular and endangering the poultry genetic resources, and since a healthy and disease free bird is the key for profitable poultry production, appropriate veterinary policies and strategies are crucial for the disease surveillance, control and monitoring.

    For this reason, the NABC and the Royal GD are hosting two Africa Business Club sessions on the topic of Disease Surveillance, Control and Monitoring with a regional focus to raise awareness on the need to have an increased focus on the poultry disease surveillance, control and monitoring as well as to indicate existing gaps that can be filled by the expertise and solutions of the Dutch private sector.

    The focus of the Africa Business Club webinars is on the following key topic areas:

    • Poultry health:importance of a disease control and prevention system.
    • Public health and sustainable production: the threat of antimicrobial resistance and regulations for the usage of antibiotics and other drugs.
    • Sustainable solutions:biosecurity, monitoring and disease control.

    You are now viewing the webinar page for Poultry Disease Surveillance, Control and Monitoring East Africa taking place on the 22nd of June at 15:00 PM CEST.

  • Time Activity Speaker
    15:00-15:05

     

    Introduction to the webinar Mr. Jan Hulzebosch
    Poultry Expert
    NABC
    15:05-15:15 Setting the scene: disease surveillance, control and monitoring in East Africa Dr. Obadiah Njagi
    Chief Veterenary Officer of Kenya
    15:15-15:25 Setting the scene: the importance of disease surveillance, control and monitoring in and the Dutch perspective Dr. Jeanine Wiegel
    Veterinarian
    Royal GD
    15:25-15.45 Panel Discussion: Do we need a regional approach for disease surveillance, control and monitoring?

    Presentation: Practical Implementation on Keeping Germs under Control by Schipper Group

    Presentation: Hendrix Genetics Strategy on Biosecurity and Disease Monitoring in Relation to Export of (G)PS DOC by Hendrix Genetics

    Dr. Obadiah Njagi
    Chief Veterenary Officer of KenyaDr. Jeanine Wiegel
    Veterinarian
    Royal GDMr. Thomas Mallens
    Director HyCare Poultry
    Schippers GroupMr. Bart Stokvis
    Technical Service Manager
    Hendrix Genetics Layers
    15.45-16:05 Q&A with the audience
    16:05-16:10 Call for action: express interest for working group to provide the basis for a regional approach Mr. Jan Hulzebosch
    Poultry Expert
    NABC
    16:10-16:15 Closing words
  • Dr. Obadiah Njagi
    Chief Veterinary Officer of Kenya

     

     

     

    Dr. Jeanine Wiegel
    Veterinarian
    Royal GD

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Thomas Mallens
    Director HyCare Poultry
    Schippers Group

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Bart Stokvis
    Technical Service Manager
    Hendrix Genetics Layers

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Jan Hulzebosch
    Poultry Expert
    NABC

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