The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned program, sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on Jan. 28, will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the recent outbreak of avian influenza in the United States from people who were actively involved in controlling the disease. Speakers will include experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as veterinarians from layer and turkey companies that were involved in the outbreak.
“The 2015 HPAI outbreak was devastating to the U.S. egg farming community,” said Chad Gregory, UEP president and CEO. “All sectors of the poultry and egg industry must be diligent in preventing the spread of future outbreaks, and this program will share important lessons learned.”
“This program will provide a timely reminder for our entire industry as we approach the spring migration period. Effective biosecurity measures are extremely important, now more than ever,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president.
Topics will include details on the factors that contributed to the spread of the virus and the efforts to develop vaccines for potential use in any future eradication efforts. Representatives of the commercial egg and turkey industries will provide valuable insight into the efforts required to control and eradicate the disease and give the audience an understanding of the challenges this disease provided to the commercial companies involved.
Registration for the program is $100 for registered IPPE attendees. For the full agenda, click here.
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