At the upcoming VIV Asia, Animal nutrition company Diamond V is organising two seminars, each of them zooming in on hot topics in the animal production chain
Don McIntyre, PhD, PAS presents the technical seminar 'Food Safety and Pathogen Control in Layers and Broilers' (Session 51, 16 March, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, BITEC Room 213).
Dr McIntyre is Director of Global Research and Technical Services for Diamond V. Photo: Diamond V
Food safety in the poultry production chain is key and science is advancing rapidly in the emerging field of 'pre-harvest food safety' where innovative technology can reduce foodborne pathogens in live poultry.
When farmers can reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli in the gastro-intestinal tracts of poultry on the farm, they can help reduce the risk of pathogens in food processing and food products. In the technical seminar, Dr McIntyre will explore effective pre-harvest food safety interventions in poultry, which result in proven reduction in the load of foodborne pathogens entering the processing plant, lower virulence of pathogens, and increased sensitivity of pathogens to commonly used antibiotics.
Finding non-antibiotic solutions
Jason Frank, PhD presents the technical seminar 'Antibiotic Use and Replacement Strategies' (Session 50, 16 March, 10:00 – 11:00 am, BITEC Room 213).
Dr Frank is the Director of Non-Ruminant Research and Technical Support at global nutritional health company Diamond V. Photo: Diamond V
Many countries have banned the use of antibiotics in food animals for the purposes of growth promotion. While others have gone as far to limit their use for disease prevention. In the VIV Asia technical seminar, Dr Frank will present a brief review on antibiotics, including the evolution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and regulatory efforts to control AMR. He also will discuss improved farm management techniques, feed additives, and 'next generation' nutritional health programs.
More info on the seminar can be found here
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