USPOULTRY is introducing two new online training program modules, “Gait Scoring Essentials for Broilers” and “Gait Scoring Essentials for Turkeys.” These modules are in addition to the growing catalog of on-demand training resources available in USPOULTRY’s Learning Management System (LMS).

The modules offer practice in evaluating gait scoring in broilers and turkeys. Gait scoring is a standard evaluation of wellness in many animal welfare programs. These examples are based on the National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation animal welfare guidelines and are useful practice tools for poultry welfare officers, caretakers and auditors.

Both modules are self-paced and interactive and have been made obtainable with the help of our industry members. These modules are available in the USPOULTRY LMS and are free to USPOULTRY members. The USPOULTRY LMS can be accessed by visiting the USPOULTRY website at www.uspoultry.org/training. For more information and to register for this course, please contact Rafael Rivera at rrivera@uspoultry.org.