The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Poultry & Egg Institute recently sponsored a 2011 Poultry Production and Health seminar in Charlotte, N.C.

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The annual conference focused on the chicken respiratory virus, LT, infectious laryngotracheitis, with presentations on attempts to control LT outbreaks from Dr. Phil Stayer, corporate veterinarian for Sanderson Farms, and on animal welfare audits by Dr. Karen Christensen, director of technical services for OK Farms. Other sessions included: Disease Updates on Campylobacter and SE in Broilers and Gangrenous Dermatitis, The Economics of Windrowing, Pest Control, Environmental Concerns for Live Production, How Virus Variation in Arkansas IBV Vaccines Affects Reactions and Immunity, Brooding for Optimum 7-Day Weights, A Case Study on Lighting Technology for Broiler Performance, and Energy Smart Improvements in Housing.