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Which technologies will drive poultry health improvement?

Whole genome sequencing, application of CRISPR technology, robotics, artificial intelligence and new vaccine technologies all hold promise for improving poultry health outcomes, but which will become practical and have the most impact?

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The number of challenges facing the broiler, turkey and layer industries has never been greater. Concerns regarding the poultry industry’s impact on antimicrobial resistance, climate change, food safety and animal welfare are causing producers to revaluate and, in many cases, change production practices. Fortunately, the pace of scientific progress has never been greater than it is today, and technologies are being developed to meet many of these challenges.

But which of these new technologies hold the most promise for preventing disease outbreaks and improving bird health and welfare outcomes? What tools will be most effective in providing a healthy gut microbiome for the life of the bird? What will be the most effective means of administering vaccines? How will the egg industry handle disease challenges in cage-free environments? What impact will artificial intelligence have on breeder selection programs and how will this improve bird health? Which disease challenges are ripe for being conquered?

Poultry Future and WATT Global Media are bringing together a discussion panel with panelists whose experiences cover poultry breeding and genomic selection, the poultry microbiome, vaccine application and hatchery technology, and layer health. If you are going to attend IPPE 2024, than we invite you to join us for an early morning discussion. The event details are:

Poultry Future: What’s next for poultry health?

When: February 1, 2024 Time: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Room: B206

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia at IPPE

Fee: No fee to attend but pre-registration is required

Register here

Confirmed panelists:

  • Joshua Deines, Ph.D., technical services device lead, Zoetis
  • William Herring, Ph.D., vice president, research and development, Cobb-Vantress
  • Theresia Lavergne, Ph.D., senior technical service manager, Natural Biologics
  • Dr. Linnea Tracy, veterinary services manager, Ceva Animal Health

Learn more about the panelists here >


Registration for the discussion is free, but you must be registered for IPPE 2024 to attend. 


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