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Webinar: How to control mycoplasma infections in poultry flocks

7/1/20 6:00 am CDT

AgNet Webinar Series logoRegister to learn methods of MG transmission including transovarian or lateral via respiratory aerosols and direct contact.

Multi-age poultry layer flocks infected with Mycoplasma may also have strains of upper respiratory tract infections synovitis and airsacculitis. Mycoplasma occurs in most poultry-producing countries and can be especially virulent in commercial layer flocks as infection rates may be very high. The spread is generally rapid within and between poultry houses. While illness is variable and bird mortality may not be very high, Mycoplasma is an economically significant pathogen that can cause Boehringer Ingelheim webinar logosignificant losses in chickens, turkeys, and game birds. Because of Mycoplasma, birds may experience lameness, reduced feed efficiency, decreased growth and lower egg production and bird carcasses sent to slaughter may also be downgraded, which negatively impacts a producer’s bottom line. Featured speakers include Dr. Stephane Lemiere, DVM, Global Head, Technical Services, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Dr. Anneke Feberwee, DVM, Royal GD.

This webinar will broadcast at: 6:00 AM CDT (Chicago) / 12:00 PM BST (London) / 7:00 PM CST (Beijing).


  1. Methods of mycoplasma transmission including transovarian or lateral via respiratory aerosols and direct contact.
  2. Predisposing factors such as stress and viral respiratory infections.
  3. Significance of interaction with other respiratory pathogens.
  4. Use of vaccination when it's not feasible to maintain flocks free of infection, for example on multi-age commercial layer farms or operations that are not fully integrated.
  5. Purpose of monitoring flocks, assumed free of infection, to confirm their negative status or to detect, as early as possible, infection following a challenge.

This webinar is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and is presented by WATTAgNet and WATT Global Media.

Speaker Info:

Stephane Lemiere_headshotDr. Stephane Lemiere, DVM, Global Head, Technical Services, Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Stephane Lemiere is a doctor in Veterinary Medicine recognized specialist in poultry pathology.  Member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the French Branch of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, the World Poultry Science Association Course Master Broiler Chicken Production WVEPAH. Boehringer Ingelheim Global Head, Technical Services, Lyon, France Leading the Global Poultry Veterinary Technical Services group.


Anneke Feberwee headshotDr. Anneke Feberwee, DVM, Royal GD.

Dr. Anneke. Feberwee, DVM, obtained a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree at Utrecht University in 1992. In 2009 she was recognized Specialist in Poultry Veterinary Science appointed by the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science.  She has been employed at Royal GD in Deventer (the Netherlands) from 1996 until present. From 1996 onwards, she has been working on the area of diagnostic Field and Disease control including the organized control of Salmonella and Mycoplasma and as a scientist she is dedicated to applied research concerning various aspects of poultry health with a focus on avian mycoplasmosis. In 2011 Dr. Feberwee received the Bart Rispens Memorial Award for the most outstanding scientific publication in Avian Pathology during the years 2009 and 2010.