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International Production & Processing Expo 2016

Date: 26 January 2016
Location: Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Panel Discussion: “Judicious use and stewardship of antibiotics in the poultry industry”

Concerns over the impact of antibiotic resistant bacteria in human medicine have focused more attention on how antibiotics are used to treat food producing livestock and poultry. In response to consumer and activists requests, food service giants in the U.S. like McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Subway and others have made pledges to purchase only poultry products coming from birds that either have never been treated with antibiotics or have not been treated with medically important antibiotics.

Poultry integrators are changing production practices to meet the demands of the marketplace in the U.S. Poultry growers, nutritionists and veterinarians are being challenged to raise birds using fewer antibiotics while still maintaining good performance and welfare without increasing food safety concerns.

At this event held at the same time as IPPE 2016, integrators who have reduced in feed antibiotic use discuss how they have done this and the challenges they still face with other industry experts. Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, vice president of food safety and quality, Perdue Farms, Dr. Brian Wooming, senior staff veterinarian, Cargill Turkey Products, Dr. Jeff Courtney, director of veterinary services for Pilgrim's Pride and our own Alastair Thomas are the four confirmed panellists.

Some topics that will be discussed: 

  • How do you maintain bird welfare in a reduced antibiotics program?
  • Can you remove antibiotics from the hatchery without increasing 7-day mortality?
  • Are there limits to antibiotic-free production that marketers should know? 

Registration is closed for this event.

Please attend the following presentations at the 2016 International Poultry Scientific Forum:

Monday January 25 at 10.15 pm in room B-313
Metabolism & Nutrition I, M63
Effect of dietary available phosphorous and phytase in broiler breeder and broiler progeny diets on the live performance of the broilers
Yun Mei Lin, Peter Plumstead, John Brake
North Carolina State University; Danisco Animal Nutrition, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Monday January 25 at 2.15 pm in room B-313
Metabolism & Nutrition II, M75
Effect of exogenous xylanase, amylase and protease as single or combined activities on growth performance of broilers fed corn/soybean meal-based diets
Ahmed Amerah, Luis Romero, Ajay Awati, Velmurugu Ravindran
Danisco Animal Nutrition, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Massey University

Monday January 25 at 2.30 pm in room B-313
Metabolism & Nutrition II, M76
Effect of commercial exogenous proteases and carbohydrases on nitrogen and standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of canola meal, sunflower meal, and meat and bone meal in broilers fed semi-purified diets
Ahmed Amerah, Luis Romero, Velmurugu Ravindran
Danisco Animal Nutrition, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Massey University

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