USSEC organized a Poultry Diseases Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia on September 6, which was attended by about 45 veterinarians. Attendees represented the official animal health division from the Ministry of Agriculture, veterinarian laboratories, practitioners, and veterinarians from different pharmaceutical companies and integrated groups of the poultry industry.
The event featured two speakers, Professor Gary Butcher, University of Florida, and Khaled Kaboudi, Poultry Diseases Professor at Sidi Thabet Tunisian Veterinary School.
Professor Kaboudi gave two presentations: " Update on Avian Influenza" (presented on behalf of Professor Moncef Bouzouaia) and “Update on Broiler Enteritis."
Professor Butcher gave two presentations on advanced poultry respiratory and digestive diseases: “Immune Suppressive Diseases and Effect on Intestinal Health” and “Mycoplasma Respiratory Complications: Diagnosis and Control."
Interesting discussions regarding the specificities of these diseases, especially in the MENA region, allowed exchanges between veterinarians from different areas and the speakers; the participant found the event successful and highly interesting and appreciated the choice of the topics and the speakers. SSTMVA (the Poultry Veterinarian Scientific Society) members, was USSEC’s partner association in this event, and was thankful to USSEC for organizing this event.
Finally, besides poultry diseases discussions, this event was a great opportunity for USSEC staff to communicate about updated U.S. soybean products’ new uses and advantages compared to products from other origins.