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Webinar on overcoming BCO lameness without antibiotics

Registration is now open for the World Poultry / All About Feed webinar on overcoming BCO lameness without antibiotics. It will be held on November 18 in cooperation with Biomin.

BCO lameness is a growing problem in modern poultry that hampers bird performance and profitability. It restricts birds' natural movement, often reducing feed and water intake, and constitutes a significant factor in morbidity and mortality. Bacterial chondronecrosis and osteomyelitis (BCO) lameness often requires an antibiotic treatment strategy. Fortunately, recent scientific research offers insight into addressing these issues, notably through better gut performance.

On the 18th of November, CET 16.00 – 17.00 pm, two renowned experts will share these latest scientific insights on this emerging topic.

The webinar will be kicked off by distinguished guest speaker, Prof Robert Wideman of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas, USA, will share results of a recent study on the development of lameness in poultry.

Prof Robert Wideman of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas, USA

Dr Wideman began his career at Penn State University, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Poultry Science while teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in physiology, and conducting research related to calcium metabolism and kidney damage in laying hens. Professor Wideman recently retired as an Emeritus Professor and remains actively engaged in research, writing and consulting.

During the webinar, Dr Wael Abdelrahman will share knowledge on research and application of probiotics / direct fed microbials, including PoultryStar® – the multi-species probiotic for poultry which recently received EU authorization extension for feed and drinking water application.

Dr Wael Abdelrahman

In 1994 Wael joined the faculty of veterinary medicine, Suez Canal University in Egypt as an undergrad. Shortly after, he has started to be specialized in poultry where he joined the poultry diseases department in the same vet school as an assistant lecturer, where he also got his Master's degree in 2003. In 2011, he completed a PhD from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, United Kingdom where still teaching poultry related topics as a guest lecturer.  In March 2012, Dr Abdelrahman joined Biomin as a poultry consultant with special focus on poultry probiotics.

Hosted by Emmy Koeleman, editor of All About Feed, the live webinar provides you the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts in real time. Attendance is free.  Join our experts online on 18 November 2015, CET 16.00 - 17.00 pm.

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