HatchTech speaker at the Poultry Health Conference in Thailand
Worldwide the use of antibiotics in the poultry industry is questioned. Bacteria are becoming more resistant to antibiotics and this threatens human health. Due to this and the concerns of consumers there is a growing interest in reducing antibiotics.
The use and controls of antibiotics in poultry was the overall theme during the Poultry Health Conference on 7 and 8 May 2019 in Thailand. Several experts shared their technical insides about antibiotics and gave examples of poultry production with reduced or no antibiotics.
As a contributor to the conference, Donna Hill, Hatchery Management Consultant at HatchTech, hosted a session about hatchery and husbandry procedures. Donna has a veterinary degree from the Louisiana State University and a Master in Avian Medicine at the University of Georgia. From 1988 onwards she holds several key roles in the poultry industry. In her presentation she emphasized that providing chicks with feed and fresh water directly after hatching has a great impact on the development of the immune system of day-old-chicks. After explaining this she also showed examples.
After the presentations there was an interactive panel session with the other speakers. During this session the audience could ask their questions about the role of the breeder, hatchery and husbandry in reducing antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. The interesting questions and interaction with the audience made this a fruitful event.
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