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Watch on demand now to learn why coccidiosis remains a formidable challenge to poultry producer profitability and practical approaches to managing coccidiosis in ABF poultry production.
Coccidiosis is a complex, formidable challenge for poultry production worldwide. Historically, the disease has been managed with anticoccidial chemical drugs and ionophore antibiotics. Industry trends have created a renewed focus on sustaining the efficacy of current available anticoccidials. For antibiotic free (ABF) systems that limit or prohibit administration of ionophores and/or antibiotics, identifying new strategies to help control this ubiquitous disease is crucial to an operations bottom-line. In recent years, coccidiosis vaccination programs and use of alternative feed ingredients have increasingly become crucial management practices for this industry segment. Understanding the nuances of these strategies is critical to an operation’s success or failure. Featured speakers will include Dr. Marilynn Finklin, senior technical services manager at Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America, and Dr. Charles Hofacre, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
1. Why coccidiosis remains a formidable challenge to poultry producer profitability.
2. Practical approaches to managing coccidiosis in ABF poultry production.
3. The benefits of coccidiosis vaccination and bio-shuttle programs.
4. Strategies for effectively using antibiotic alternatives to battle coccidiosis.
This webinar is sponsored by Kemin and presented by WATTPoultry and WATT Global Media.
Dr. Charles Hofacre, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group.
Charles Hofacre (Chuck) is from a small Ohio farming community, Wooster. He holds a B.S. in Agriculture, an M.S. in Poultry Science, and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. He also has a Master of Avian Medicine and PhD in Veterinary Medical Microbiology from The University of Georgia. The positions he has held were as Director of Veterinary Medicine at a turkey production company, Cuddy Farms, Inc. in Marshville, NC. He then served 7 years as a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors for Ross Breeders, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama. Following Ross Breeders, he was the Manager of Technical Service for Bayer’s poultry business in the U.S. Chuck served as the Executive Vice President of the poultry veterinary organization, the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP), from2003 to 2016. Chuck retired from The University of Georgia after 19 years as a Professor in the Department of Population Health and the Director of Clinical Services for the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in Athens, Georgia. In May 2013, Chuck and his wife Christa started a private contract research company The Southern Poultry Research Group near Athens, Georgia.
Dr. Marilynn Finklin, senior technical services manager at Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America
Dr. Marilynn Finklin received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) in biological sciences and poultry science from the University of Georgia in 2001. She then matriculated at Tuskegee University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2005. She then returned to the University of Georgia and graduated from the Master of Avian Medicine (MAM) program in 2006. In 2007, she completed the qualifications to become a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) and is active in the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). Dr. Marilynn Finklin has practiced in various positions in poultry medicine and nutrition for more than 14 years at an array of top animal health companies. During her career she has worked with poultry producers all over the U.S. as well as abroad, focusing in various areas of bird health. She particularly specializes in intestinal health and coccidiosis control. She is currently a Senior Technical Services Manager at Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America.