WEBINAR: Strategies to improve poultry farm biosecurity, sanitization

Learn how to examine the cost of biosecurity measures in comparison to a disease outbreak.

Nov 16th, 2020
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AgNet Webinar SeriesWatch on-demand now to learn how to examine the cost of biosecurity measures in comparison to a disease outbreak.

With the declining use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics and the constant threat of animal disease, on-farm biosecurity and sanitization is more important than ever before. This webinar will cover strategies for improving their overall biosecurity and specific measures to control transmission of disease in poultry water lines. Dr. Karen Burns Grogan, a clinical professor at the University of Georgia, will cover basic biosecurity principals aimed at keeping poultry flocks healthy. Paula Courtney, director of animal health at Sterilex, will take a close look at understanding biofilm, its role in harboring disease inside waterlines and how to select products to Sterilex webinar sponsor logodisinfect waterlines. 


  1. Understand the basic concepts that should be a part of all biosecurity programs and strategies that can be used to examine existing programs. 
  2. How to examine the cost of biosecurity measures in comparison to a disease outbreak. 
  3. Understand what biofilm is and learn the difference between biofilm removal and biofilm pathogen kill claims.
  4. Identify EPA-registered product with both biofilm claims for optimal waterline sanitation.  

This webinar is proudly sponsored by Sterilex and presented by WATTAgNet and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

Dr. Karen Burns Grogan, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia - Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center

Karen GroganA native of North Carolina, Dr. Grogan received her undergraduate degree and DVM from North Carolina State University.  Deciding poultry medicine was her focus, she completed the MAM at the University of Georgia.  She held numerous veterinary positions in the poultry industry including roles in technical service, regulatory and consulting.  She began a part-time role at UGA PDRC in 2008 to develop instructional materials for the online MAHM degree program, eventually administering much of that program.   The call of academia and service to the GA poultry industry prompted her to return full-time as a Clinical Associate Professor at PDRC in 2017.  In addition to her diagnostic role at PDRC, she also serves as Graduate Coordinator for the MAM and MAHM programs.    


Paula Courtney, Director of Animal Health at Sterilex

Paula CourtneyPaula Courtney is the Director of Animal Health at Sterilex, where she leads a team focused on providing sanitation and biosecurity solutions to poultry, swine and other livestock producers. Paula’s interest in animal health and production began at a young age through her involvement raising and showing many species of livestock. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Dairy Science and has spent the past decade working within the animal health, pest control and veterinary industries. Paula is currently pursuing a M.S. in Entomology at the University of NE-Lincoln and resides in north Texas. 



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