The workshop focused on the consequences, diagnosis and monitoring of coccidiosis, and applying the appropriate coccidiosis control program using anticoccidial products and vaccines from the HuveGuard® range.
Tommy Van Limbergen from the University of Ghent, Belgium presented his recently published work on biosecurity entitled 'Scoring of Management and Biosecurity in Poultry Farms' which formed part of the European Prohealth workgroup.
The theoretical part of the workshop was followed by a practical session which took place at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Ghent. During this hands-on session, all participants were trained to evaluate coccidiosis and dysbacteriosis lesions in broilers and turkeys, as well as how to score foot pad lesions in broilers. Furthermore, training was offered on coccidiosis diagnostics by microscopic examination of faecal samples (oocyst counts).