One of the goals of poultry professionals is to minimize production costs by keeping flocks healthy.

Register at to attend the webinar, “Developing a Flock Health Monitoring Program, why and how?” sponsored by Biochek and presented by WATT Global Media, on May 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. Central.

Dr. Phil Stayer from Sanderson Farms will explain in this webinar why setting up a flock health monitoring program is important to efficient production.  A health monitoring program can detect problems with the flock before clinical signs are observed and help identify the source of problems once they do occur. With the help of a routine health monitoring program comparisons can be made between different regions, seasons, vaccination programs, flocks and houses.

Stayer will explain how to get the most out of your monitoring program by using both routine post-mortem necropsy and ELISA testing. He will provide detailed information as to what serology reports are optimal in effectively managing a monitoring program. 


Poultry veterinarians, integrators, producers and processors, poultry farm managers, C-level executives, poultry professionals, and allied poultry health professionals should attend this webinar.

What you'll learn:

  • Why setting up a monitoring program for flock is important
  • How to set up a monitoring program for flock
  • How to use ELISA as a tool to maintain healthier flocks
  • What tools and reports are optimal to employ
  • How to analyze the results of ELISA testing 

Stayer has been the corporate veterinarian for Sanderson Farms Inc. based in Laurel, Mississippi, for the past 13 years.  He grew up in Pennsylvania, graduated from Pennsylvania State University and moved south to attain his DVM from the University of Tennessee.  After practicing small animal clinical veterinary, he returned to graduate school at Mississippi State University to specialize in poultry pathology (M.S.).  He also earned and maintains diplomate status in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.  Before hiring on with Sanderson Farms, he worked for a primary breeder company and then an animal health company.  He is actively involved in various state and national poultry and veterinary organizations as well as serving as adjunct professor at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.