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Poultry.Network Live: How broiler gut health influences welfare and performance

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Poultry.Network has teamed up with Alltech to bring our audience an in-depth look into managing the gut health of modern broilers.

Held online on 17 February from 6 pm, the talk will deliver a focused hour and 15 minutes where farmers can hear from experts from the UK and abroad on some of the latest ways to manage bird health.

See also: Sign up to the Poultry.Network broiler gut health event now

It will be an interactive event, where participants can ask questions about ways to drive the best intestinal health in broilers.

The session will open with a talk from Steve Collett, professor emeritus of population health in the college of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia and a global authority on gut health in poultry.

Agenda

Steve Collett will set the scene, outlining why good gut health is a crucial element in successful poultry production.

In particular, he will discuss

  • Understanding signals that indicate good gut development in chicks
  • How good litter can mask gut health issues
  • Making sure birds are truly comfortable in their environment
  • How the seed, feed and weed concept can advance natural immunity

Following Steve’s talk, there will be a panel discussion featuring broiler producer and consultant David Kynaston and former Avara Foods agricultural director Reg Smith,

Poultry.Network editor Jake Davies will host the event, along with Alltech UK’s John Cooper.

Successful broiler production

Jake said: “We’re excited to bring an opportunity for our readers to interact live with a panel who know their stuff when it comes to successful broiler production.

“Gut health is at the heart of a healthy and high-welfare poultry farming, and we’re looking forward to exploring it in detail.”

John Cooper, Alltech UK poultry technical manager, added: “I’m looking forward to what should be an informative and interesting discussion covering the broiler industry and the importance of gut health.

Gut health

“Putting something together with the Poultry Network should help to provide attendees with something different.

“We’re giving those attending the opportunity to put forward questions at registration that interest them, stimulating ideas to put into practice as well as being able to show why gut health is the limiting factor to broiler performance.”