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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
WATT webinar to focus on serology and fowl adenovirus
Fowl adenovirus (FAV) are worldwide-distributed viruses that affect poultry in a wide array of manifestations that vary in form. Attend the webinar “Fowl adenovirus: Using serology to control your flocks” to learn the serological methods used in the diagnosis and monitoring of fowl adenovirus so poultry producers can prevent disease cause by the organism.
Special emphasis will be put on the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) as a tool for mass screening. Diagnosis of FAV is attained by combination of several techniques, including ELISA as a useful tool. The control of FAV is complex, and involves among others, biosecurity, achieving sero-conversion of parent flocks prior to lay, and avoiding immunosuppression.
Poultry veterinarians, integrators, producers and processors, poultry farm managers, C-level poultry professionals, and allied poultry health professionals should attend this webinar to learn
What are the pathological conditions caused by FAV
About serological methods available to diagnose and monitor FAV
How to use ELISA as a tool to control the impact of FAV and maintain healthier flocks
The speaker for this webinar will be Dr. Rafael Monleon, business unit manager at BioChek. Monleon graduated with a DVM from University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and with a MSpVM/Residency from North Carolina State University (USA). He is a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and a registered ARPAS Professional Animal Scientist with specialty in Poultry. He has authored several publications in leading journals and industry magazines and is a well-known international speaker that has been invited to multiple meetings and conferences worldwide.
Monleon has been in the poultry industry for more than 12 years and has a broad experience ranging from primary breeding to processing. He worked for the Meat Hygiene Service in the United Kingdom, safeguarding public health in poultry processing operations, then moved to work for Aviagen as regional veterinarian, implementing poultry health plans in the Asia Pacific region. In 2013, he joined BioChek, where he manages product development, technical support, and the link between research and field performance at the customer level.