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WEBINAR: Control and prevention of ILT through vector vaccination

7/26/21 7:00 am CST
Online - Webinar

WATT Poultry webinar logoRegister to learn how strict biosecurity helps reduce the spread of ILT between vaccinated and unvaccinated barns.

The disease occurs frequently in densely populated poultry production areas. Severe forms of the disease are characterized by gasping, expectoration of bloody mucus, and high mortality due to asphyxia. Control of the disease is built on biosecurity and vaccination.  In the field, the use of live vaccines has been associated with adverse effects such as significant post-vaccine reactions which result in losses in body weight gain and feed conversion, increased virulence is Boehringer sponsor logoassociated with multiples epizootics of the disease outbreaks.  Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) as vectors to express ILTV immunogenic proteins are currently in use worldwide. The HVT vector vaccines are characterized by their lack of bird-to-bird transmission and, most importantly, these vaccines are very stable and do not revert to virulence. Experimental evidence has shown that HVT vector vaccines reduce clinical signs of the disease and maintain bird performance. Featured webinar speakers will include Dr. Maricarmen Garcia, professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, and Dr. Stephane Lemiere, DVM, Global Head, Technical Services, Boehringer Ingelheim.

This webinar will broadcast at: 7:00 AM CST (Chicago) / 1:00 PM GMT (London) / 9:00 PM CST (Beijing).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  1. Reduction in clinical signs and challenge virus replication were observed in HVT vector vaccinated birds. 
  2. Strict biosecurity helps reduce the spread of ILT between vaccinated and unvaccinated barns.
  3. Vaccination strategy constitutes a customized approach according to the countries vaccine portfolios to gain better control of the disease.

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


 

Speaker Info:

Dr. Maricarmen Garcia, professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center

Maricarmen GarciaProfessor at the Poultry Diagnostic Research Center (PDRC) Dept. of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia, Athens, GA. US.  Dr. García research efforts are focused in developing means to control respiratory diseases of poultry in particular the control of Infectious laryngotracheitis virus. Her laboratory serves as a national and international reference laboratory for the genetic typing of ILTV isolates and evaluation of ILT vaccines safety and efficacy.

 

 

Dr. Stephane Lemiere, global head at Boehringer Ingelheim 

Stephane LemiereDr. 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.