XXV World’s Poultry Congress

  • 19th September 2016
  • by secretary

5-9 September 2016. Beijing, China. The XXV World’s Poultry Congress (WPC2016) was co-hosted by the China Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA-CN) and the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV).

Charles Okoli, Nigeria

WPC2016 addressed a wide range of subjects, and provided a unique and comprehensive platform for sharing and discussing the latest developments in scientific research and technology transfer for poultry production worldwide.

Dr.Tom E.Porter, University of Maryland USA: Future Challenges and the Need for Poultry Science
Research: A Global Perspective

Research over the past six decades resulted in dramatic increases in feed efficiency, product yield, and animal health in poultry. However, many challenges face global production in the coming decades. Estimates predict that global food production must double by 2050. Simultaneously, global warming will likely affect food production in many regions. Demand for antibiotic-free poultry products and concerns about poultry welfare are increasing. Approaches to address these concerns have implications on food safety. While poultry production is becoming more globalized, consumer preferences vary regionally. These issues present significant challenges that warrant equally significant investment in poultry science research worldwide.

Leo den Hartog, Wageningen University, The Netherlands: Sustainable feed supply for worldwide poultry production

The global poultry sector is characterized by differences in dynamics. In developing economies, the poultry sector is evolving in response to rapidly increasing demand for meat and eggs. Poultry production will increasingly be affected by external factors. Several indicators demonstrate that further optimization of poultry feed and nutrition is potentially possible. Innovations have the potential to meet the challenges and to result in resource efficiency, healthy poultry, responsible production systems and optimal profit throughout the value chain.

Jose Antonio Fierro (Mexico): Biotransference of Aflatoxin B1 from feed to the breast of hens as Aflatoxin M1

Simone Schaumberger – Impact of fumonisins in layers and effect of a counteracting strategy (Simone Schaumberger is a mycotoxin risk management product managers at Biomin, Austria and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)

A trial was conducted with the aim to investigate the influence of a multi-component mycotoxin deactivator (Mycofix® Select, MSE) on performance and health status of broiler chickens fed diets naturally contaminated with mycotoxins in an environment with high pathogen pressure from E. coli. The addition of a multi-component mycotoxin deactivator proved to be effective, counteracting low level of mycotoxin challenges in combination with E. coli pressure. Overall performance of broiler chickens was enhanced; the endotoxin load in the gut lowered and the negative effect of E. coli was reduced. These results reinforce the importance of counteracting the effects of endotoxins in order to protect birds’ health and improve performance.