|Volume 60, December 2022||Newsletter Editor: Prof Avigdor Cahaner|
The final versions of the proceedings of WPC2022 are available, for invited lectures as well as for abstracts of short oral communications and posters.
The registered sessions of the WPC as well as pdf of posters are still available on https://viewr.wpcparis2022.com/ for registered participants.
NEW: these records will become freely available for anyone in the first semester of 2023, thanks to a special effort of the French branch.
WPSA is about to launch a survey to all its members in order to better know them and enquire about their expectations, particularly regarding our web site. We hope that many of you will answer and will help us improve our communication.
The WPSA elected vice-president, Fallou Gueye, has led the preparation of a new constitution for the African Poultry Network since WPC2022 in Paris, together with the help of elected vice-presidents Servet Yalcin and Michael Grashorn. The new constitution has been approved on December 16, 2022.
Full report regarding the new WPSA-APN constitution is available on WPSA website, under the section 'Federations - African Poultry Network'.
Congratulations to our African colleagues.
Dr Michèle Tixier-Boichard, President
During the World’s Poultry Congress in Paris, France, Peter van Horne was elected as Secretary General. The coming years he will take care of the Secretary’s and other reports dealing with the future of WPSA. I wish him success and at the same time I thank all readers, members, sponsors and advertisers for your support and friendship during the past years.
Peter van Horne is a senior researcher at Wageningen Economic Research, part of Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.
Dr Roel Mulder, General Secretary
In her role as one of the Vice Presidents of the WPSA, Julie Roberts from the Australian Branch has compiled a list of Poultry Educational Resources which are available free of charge via the internet. Some of the web sites listed also have resources for sale. However, the focus of this list is resources which are free and therefore available to all members.
The list is posted on the WPSA website, and will always be a ‘work in progress’ as some resources become available and added, or others, if they are out of date or no longer available, will be removed from the internet list.
If members are aware of other resources that are available that could be added to the list, please contact Mrs Dorien Velner at the main office by email: with the title of the resource, how to access it and a short description.
The European Federation has numerous conferences planned between now and on into 2023. A list of most of our upcoming conferences may be found on the WPSA Calendar at www.wpsa.com.
News from several European Federation Working Groups are provided below.
WPSA European Working Group News
Together with WG2 (Poultry Nutrition), the Italian Branch of WPSA is organizing the 23rd edition of European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), to be held on June 21-24, 2023 at Rimini, Italy.
The city of Rimini is an ideal place for ESPN, and the modern as well as eco-friendly venue is the perfect stage for the event. Many attendees including both poultry research scientists and practitioners, leading speakers from across the world will join to explore the past, share the present and helping to forge the future of poultry nutrition. Prominent invited speakers from countries across the world already confirmed their participation. They will address emerging issues on poultry nutrition and feeding. Preliminary programme is now available on the Symposium website. Special reduced registration fees are offered for WPSA members and students (early bird registration ends on March 12th, 2023). More details are available at the Symposia website: https://www.espn2023.eu/.
Breeding and Genetics
First Announcement 12th European Symposium on Poultry Genetics, 8-10 November 2023, Germany
The German branch of WPSA and Working Group 3 'Breeding and Genetics' of the European Federation of WPSA are pleased to announce the 12th European Symposium on Poultry Genetics (ESPG), to be held at the Airport Hotel Leonardo in Hannover, Germany, from November 08 to 10, 2023.
The scientific programme will comprise sessions on genetic engineering applied to chickens, genetic resources, biological limits in breeding, genetic approaches to improve welfare, new phenotyping methods in poultry breeding, and genomic developments in other avian species. Internationally renowned speakers will give keynote speeches and in addition short presentations of submitted abstracts and poster presentations will be of significant importance.
Working Group 3 aims at supporting scientists in the early stage of their career and promote their participation to conferences. Best abstracts will be selected to be presented in a PhD Award session.
Please save the date so as not to miss this extraordinary event and visit our web site where you will find more information very soon < https://espg2023.org/>.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Germany for the 12th ESPG.
Chair of WG3
Poultry Meat Quality
The next Eggmeat Symposium (XXV European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat conjointly with XIX European Symposium on the Quality of Eggs and Egg Products) is organized by the Polish Branch (Dr Paweł Konieczka – Chair of the Scientific Committee, Prof. Monika Michalczuk - Chair of the Organizing Committee) and it will be held from September 7-9, 2023, in Kraków, Poland.
This event provides a unique opportunity for scientific community, practice sector, and for all those associated with the poultry sector, to exchange recent advances, hot topics and upcoming challenges in the fields of the quality aspects of poultry meat, eggs and their products. Location of the Symposium in Kraków, which is one of the most recognized cities in Poland, will provide excellent opportunities not only for gathering and exchange knowledge, but also for behind-the-scenes conversations in the magic places of the city. Special reduced registration fees are available for WPSA members and students. The preliminary programme will be available shortly and abstract submission will open soon.
IFRG meeting 2022, Leiden, the Netherlands
After the previous onsite meeting in 2019, we finally got together on October 13th and 14th for the 2022 IFRG meeting in Leiden, the Netherlands. We had experts worldwide participating in the meeting to share the latest knowledge and findings on fertility, embryology, egg handling and storage, incubation process, in-ovo sexing, the hatching phase, chick quality, and early life post-hatch. In total 24 abstracts were presented and 68 people from 20 countries joined the meeting. This share-learning platform provided an excellent opportunity for sciences and industry to connect and exchange.
This year the Nick French prize for the best presentation of a young scientist was awarded to Matthias Corion, a Ph.D. student at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. Matthias presented his excellent work on ‘Determining the fertility and the sex of chicken hatching eggs using a new volatile organic compound extraction approach’.
Thanks to our sponsors; Aviagen, Petersime, Cobb-Vantress, HatchTech Incubation Technology, Royal Pas Reform, and MSD Animal Health.
XI European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-29 June 2023
WG9 together with the Czech Branch of WPSA is actively working on the preparation on ESPW 2023. The programme topics include:
- Welfare - part of poultry production sustainability
- Welfare assessment (labelling, traceability, precision livestock farming, smart technologies)
- Main welfare challenges (feather pecking, beak trimming, keel bone, bone strength in broilers)
- Poultry killing, transport, slaughtering
- Poultry breeding and welfare, epi-genetics, transgenic, ethics, genome editing
- Alternative strategies to the killing of day-old male chicks
- Welfare of day-old chicks, early nutrition and on-farm hatching
- Poultry behaviour, cognition, enrichment
- Best practices for poultry housing and management
The abstract submission deadline is 31 December 2022. Registration is open. Conference link: https://www.espw2023.org.
WPSA European Working Group News
World Waterfowl Conference, 202-22 September 2023, Indonesia
After two years of delay due to the pandemic, the 7th World Waterfowl Conference will be hosted and organized by the Indonesian Branch of WPSA. We feel honoured and proud to be hosting this important event for the waterfowl community in particular, and poultry enthusiasts in general. This is one of the main events by the Asia-Pacific Federation of the WPSA, held every four years.
Waterfowl products are not substitutes but complimentary to chicken products, and the industry must have competitive advantages in a very competitive market. The theme of the conference is ‘Competitiveness, quality, and sustainability of waterfowl production’. The Conference aims to stimulate exchanges of the most up-to-date information on the rapidly changing faces of waterfowl. The 7th WWC also provides ideal and cordial settings to share experiences and exchange views, and also discuss the advancements and breakthroughs in the field of waterfowl. The programme will consist of scientific forum, business forum, culinary bazaar, and trade exhibitions.
The conference will be held at The International Convention and Exhibition Center, Bumi Serpong Damai (ICE-BSD), Tangerang (near Jakarta), Indonesia, 20-22 September 2023. The event is designed to coincide with ILDEX-Indonesia, an international livestock exhibition. There will be large exhibition halls with a lot of spaces for displays, and complete facilities for an international conference. Participants will benefit both from the conference and the exhibition in the same venue. We invite and encourage participations from scientific communities, private companies, business individuals dealing with waterfowl in particular and poultry in general. Sponsorships are most welcome.
Website URL : http://wpsaindonesia.id
CERSA and WPSA co-organize the second Pan-African Poultry Conference
The Regional Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CERSA), University of Lomé, and World Poultry Science Association (WPSA-Togo branch) co-organize the second edition of the Pan-African Poultry Conference (PPC) from the 16th to 18th of May, 2023.
Conference theme: ‘’Competitiveness and inclusiveness of the value chains of the poultry sector in Africa’’.
This conference aims to bring together specialists, industrialists, trainers, and researchers in the field of poultry from various backgrounds to discuss the challenges of poultry production in Africa.
This meeting of international scope, which is a melting pot, a place of exchange and reflection on the poultry sector, is supposed to bring together more than 300 participants and actors in the poultry sector from many countries in Africa and beyond.
Five main themes will be discussed during the PPC 2023, namely:
- Environment and poultry production systems;
- Diet, nutrition and metabolism;
- Reproduction and incubation;
- Product quality, processing and food safety;
- Economics of poultry production.
In May 2019, the University of Lomé hosted the first edition of the PanAfrican Poultry Conference.
About CERSA: CERSA is a Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Lomé created in 2014. The center aims to contribute to food security through the poultry industry by training professionals, technicians and experts in the field. Masters and Doctorate students of about ten nationalities are being trained training at CERSA.
Press contacts: Fernand A. TONA
Telephone: +228 90 15 33 67
Articles in upcoming Journal(s)
- H.J.D. Lima - Updates in research on quail nutrition and feeding: a review
- M. Alagawany - Application of herbs and their derivatives in broiler chickens: a review
Updates in research on quail nutrition and feeding: a review
H.J.D. LIMA, M.V.M. MORAIS and I.D.B. PEREIRA
The first reports of quail breeding describe it as a little explored activity and used mainly for ornamentation. However, characteristics such as rapid growth, productivity precocity and low production cost, made this activity spread globally. Although there are other quail species, the Japanese quail has become the most used in industry and in the field of scientific research. Great technological advances have occurred over the years in the nutrition and feeding of these birds. Therefore, this review was prepared aiming to present the evolution of studies on nutrition and food and may contribute to future research. The great evolution of meat and egg production rates observed in quail farming is due to advances in genetics, improvement of management techniques, ambience and nutrition, with the development of studies using different ingredients in feed, thus meeting the production needs. However, constant updates are needed in research, considering advances in science, the population's food habits and needs, in addition to economic, well-being and environmental issues, observing production goals and genetic characteristics for each stage of life, sex of birds and the quality of quail products.
Application of herbs and their derivatives in broiler chickens: a review
MAJID RAFEEQ, RANA MUHAMMAD BILAL, FIZA BATOOL, KASHIF YAMEEN, MAYADA R. FARAG, MAHMOUD MADKOUR, SHAABAN S. ELNESR, NAHED A. EL‑SHALL, KULDEEP DHAMA and MAHMOUD ALAGAWANY
Botanical medicine is an ancient medicine used by human beings for thousands of years. Recently, phytobiotics which are phytochemical compounds derived from plants, are investigated and used widely in the veterinary field as an alternative feed additive to antibiotic growth promoters. Phytobiotic feed additives can be defined as plants/herbs-derived products added to the feed in order to improve performance of animals. Phytobiotics include herbs (non-woody and non-persistent plants), spices (with a powerful scent or flavour), and essential oils. These phytobiotics contain subsequent tens of active principles that are classified into six major bioactive chemicals: phenolic, organosulfur, nitrogen-containing compounds, phytosterols, alkaloids, and carotenoids. Each chemical class of phytobiotics has a mode of action e.g.; phenolic compounds or flavonoids as major active ingredients are identified as potential antimicrobial and antioxidant agents. Therefore, the growth promotion outcome induced by phytobiotic feed additives varies depending on the phytochemical mixture used and their active chemicals as well as their concentrations. This review highlights the mode of actions of various phytobiotics, and their beneficial effects on feed intake, gut health, immune system, blood picture and biochemical indices as well as visceral organs, and subsequently their final outcome as growth promoters in poultry nutrition.
Incubation Biology and Hatchery Management, 20-21 March 2023, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Chickens, Turkeys, Eggs, and Other Fowl Business – A Poultry Memoir
by Peter Hunton
The Memoir details the author's early life and formal education in England. It goes on to cover the six years he spent as a teacher and researcher before emigrating to Canada in 1966. Details of the poultry breeding industry in the period 1960-1980, and the author's contribution to it, are dealt with. His work with various organizations in the Ontario poultry and egg industries occupy several chapters.
The major professional organizations serving poultry scientists are dealt with in detail, along with the author's role in leading, planning and running the XXI World's Poultry Congress in Montreal in 2000. His consulting and writing careers are dealt with in separate chapters, along with family life and travel. The book is available as an e-book as well as the printed edition. You can get it from Amazon or other booksellers.
In 2022, FACTA promotes scientific debates to advance aviculture. Events promoted by FACTA addressed technical issues, animal health, nutrition, markets and industrialization.
In the second semester of 2022, FACTA promoted a series of events that analysed several aspects of the aviculture industry, poultry and egg production alike, addressing production matters, science, technical aspects, animal health, markets, and industrialization.
During the International Poultry and Pork Show (SIAVS), FACTA organized its Symposium on the use of performance-enhancing antimicrobials. The event counted with the participation of specialists from supplying companies, agro-industries, and academic institutions, resulting in a wide debate on the multiple themes involved in an approach to production without the use of performance-enhancing antimicrobials.
FACTA promoted a Symposium on the use of autogenous vaccines for birds, swine and fish (tilapia) productive systems. Marcos Vinícius Santana Leandro, veterinarian from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock lectured on ‘Brazilian Legislation on Autogenous Vaccines for Animal Health’.
According to him, the Ministry has the role of making the most tools available for diagnosing, preventing, and treating animal diseases, including zoonoses.
Professor Luiz Felipe Caron, from Universidade Federal do Paraná, focused on the applied principles of vaccinology and non-replicating autogenous vaccines. He stated that, by definition, autogenous vaccines must fulfil some requirements in order to be classified as such.
Professor Terezinha Knöbl from Universidade de São Paulo lectured on the topic ‘Why using autogenous vaccines against bacterial bird diseases’. According to her, autogenous vaccines represent a faster alternative to respond to outbreaks, since the time of manufacture is reduced by the elimination of some steps of clinical and pre-clinical trials and the issuing of an authorization for immediate use.
Larissa Pickler from BRF presented a case study on heavy breeders. She reported that clinical symptoms started to show up in breeders around 7-10 days of age.
The veterinarian Cristiane Cantelli, from Grupo Mantiqueira, presented a case study on the use of autogenous vaccines on commercial layers. According to her, this tool is used in the prevention of colibacilloses, salmonellosis, coryza, and other diseases.
The veterinarian G. Donald Ritter, from Poultry Business Solutions LLC, brought a case study on the strategies for using autogenous vaccines against IBDV in the production of broilers. He highlighted that the optimization of passive protection against IBDV is a continuous process in the USA.
Professor Guilherme Arruda Cezar, from Iowa State University College, presented a case study on the use of genomic sequencing in the monitoring and vaccination against the Influenza A virus (IAV).
Symposium on Salmonella
FACTA organized the Symposium on Salmonella. The event aimed to evaluate the environmental factors responsible for the persistence of salmonellae in broiler houses, as well as the most important factors that represent risk of failure in biosecurity procedures, thus emphasizing the importance of preventing salmonellosis.
Veterinarian and consultant Nelva Grando gave a lecture addressing the importance of integrated Salmonella control for food safety. When comparing Brazilian and American policies, she highlighted the importance of transparency of information on Salmonella.
Susana Cazerta addressed ‘Good Fabrication Practices, emphasizing biosecurity’. She lectured on food safety, potential dangers, and fabrication practices used to control Salmonella in feed factories.
The Swedish veterinarian Martin Wierup focused on the theme ‘Feed Factories: prevention measures, monitoring, and control’. According to him, Salmonella-contaminated feed is an important source of contagion of the disease in animal production.
The veterinarian Letícia Dalberto lectured on ‘Pre-slaughter and transportation: impacts on the contamination with Salmonella during slaughter’. She argued that regardless of the rigorous control during the whole rearing process, the last eight hours before slaughter can jeopardize the chain and considerably increase the prevalence of Salmonella in the slaughterhouse.
The veterinarian Jaap Obdam spoke about the critical points for Salmonella control. He highlighted the main reasons to eliminate, reduce, and control Salmonella in aviculture, as well as critical points of Salmonella control in the slaughterhouse, hygiene and biosecurity, sampling per flock, loading and transportation, scalding, defeathering, and the evisceration and cooling department modules.
Embrapa researcher Clarissa Vaz focused on the topic ‘Does the litter management we do actually work?’. According to her, the close contact of the litter with broilers since the housing of chicks until the loading of the flock for slaughter causes the material to accumulate several types of residues, such as feathers, feed remains, insects, excretions and respiratory secretions.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock veterinarian Daniela Baptista presented data from the official Salmonella control by the PNSA (National Avian Health Plan, in the Portuguese acronym). She also gave details on the PNSA.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock veterinarian Suzana Bresslau gave a lecture titled ‘Public policies for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – monitoring of Salmonella spp. Isolates from Brazil’. She discussed the relevance of AMR, recommendations of reference institutions, current agreements, results of AMR in Brazilian isolates from broiler production, as well as challenges and opportunities.
FACTA promotes North-eastern Symposium on Egg Production, Processing, and Marketing
in Recife (PE). The event was entirely offline. The current scenario of production and supply, legislation, animal health, nutrition, productive systems, costs, and industrialization of egg production was discussed for three days.
Josiane Tavares de Abreu, PhD in preventive veterinary medicine, president of COESA-MG and member of FACTA'S technical body, was one of the highlights, lecturing on biosecurity in practice.
José Henrique Stringhini, professor of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the Universidade Federal de Goiás, discussed the use of additives in poultry diets. He discussed the use of additives in layers' diets and stressed intestinal health as a crucial determinant for the inclusion of additives to promote bird health and consolidate the good performance expected of modern commercial layer lines.
WPSA Croatian branch has co-organized XIV International Symposium ‘Poultry Days 2022’ (11-14 May 2022, Porec) which is held every two years in Croatia. The branch also organised the workshop ‘Quality System of Products of Animal Origin - Proven Quality’ where employees of the ministry of agriculture, three companies in charge of quality certification of table eggs and poultry meat, as well as several experts in the field from Croatian universities (members of the WPSA-Croatian Branch), actively participated. About 260 participants from 14 countries attended the symposium.
More than 10 members of the Croatian Branch actively participated in the 26th World's Poultry Congress, held in Paris (7-10 August 2022). Three young scientists’ members of the Croatian Branch received scholarships to participate in the WPC in Paris (Mihael Janjecic, Dora Zurak and Lica Lozica).
In addition to the Poultry Days and the WPC in Paris, Croatian Branch members also participated in:
- 15th conference on food safety and quality, Opatija, Croatia, May 23-25, 2022.
- Symposium on fodder with international participation ‘Krmiva 2022’, Opatija, Croatia, June 01-03, 2022
- The 7th Mediterranean Poultry Summit, Cordoba, Spain, June 08-10, 2022
- PSA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, July 11-14, 2022
- 30th Animal Science Day, Zadar, Croatia, September 21-23, 2022
- 3rd Days of agriculture, fishing and forestry, Pula, Croatia, October 27-29, 2022
During 2022 there were also several tours of poultry farms in Croatia organized by the WPSA-Croatian Branch. With the members of the Section of table egg producers, we also organized a professional visit to poultry farms in Austria, which was made possible by the company Schropper, Drassmarkt-Gnas and the Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb.
XI European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-29 June 2023
WG9 together with the Czech Branch of WPSA is actively working on the preparation on ESPW 2023.
The abstract submission deadline is 31 December 2022. Registration is open. Conference link: https://www.espw2023.org.
Martina Lichovnikova, Branch secretary
Commemorating of National Chicken and Egg Day 2022 in Indonesia
On Saturday 15 October 2022, WPSA- INDONESIA BRANCH and the Association of Indonesian Poultry Sciences Society (MIPI), held a Poultry Fashion Week at IPB University Baranangsiang Campus, Central Bogor District. The event was commemorating of National Chicken and Egg Day 2022 in Indonesia, and also used by MIPI to educate the public about the importance of consuming poultry products as an effort to prevent stunting. However, a different way of education was presented by MIPI on this occasion. Education is carried out through a fashion show with the concept of poultry.
The President of WPSA-INDONESIA BRANCH and MIPI, Prof. Arnold Parlindungan Sinurat, expressed his desire to make sure that the community is not malnourished or stunted, especially for children. One of the efforts is to promote the consumption of animal protein, eggs and chicken meat because the prices are relatively cheap.
Trobos Livestock Magazine: http://troboslivestock.com/detail-berita/2022/10/17/57/16430/serba-unggas-pfw-suguhkan-kreatifitas-di-bidang-fashion and https://www.radarbogor.id/2022/10/15/mipi-cegah-stunting-lewat-fashion-show/
Poultry Science one-day Symposium
The Israeli branch held a one-day symposium on November 10th, 2022, at the Volcani Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The symposium was opened with remarks in memory of Prof. Yoram Weisman, former head of the poultry diseases division of the Kimron Veterinary Institute, who recently passed away.
The symposium focused on the following topics:
- Reovirus evolution in Israel between 2015-2022.
- Enterococcus Cecorum: ‘Rising star’ in the broiler morbidity in Israel.
- Avian flu in Europe: Immediate threat for Israel?
- New technologies for pasture chicken rearing: Family farming in Italy.
- Challenges in the transition of raising non-cage layers:
- Pullet rearing, performance and typical diseases
Eighty participants from all disciplines of the Israel poultry sector took part: academia and research institutes, poultry producers, veterinary services, extension service, and commercial companies serving the industry.
Yitzhak Malka, Secretary - WPSA Israel Branch
On November 17, 2022, during an official ceremony with the Rector of the University of Bologna, the International Poultry Hall of Fame plaque was presented to Prof Achille Franchini. Prof Franchini could not attend WPC2022 to receive the award (https://magazine.unibo.it/archivio/2022/11/17/il-professor-achille-franchini-nominato-membro-della-international-poultry-hall-of-fame).
The Italian Branch of WPSA is organizing the 23rd edition of European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in the city of Rimini, an ideal place for the ESPN, with modern as well as eco-friendly. Prominent invited speakers from countries across the world already confirmed their participation. They will address emerging issues on poultry nutrition and feeding. Preliminary programme is now available on the Symposium website.
Special reduced registration fees are offered for WPSA members and students (early bird registration ends on March 12th, 2023). More details are available at the Symposia website: https://www.espn2023.eu/.
The 2022 Autumn Meeting of Japan Poultry Science Association (JPSA) was held online (web) style on Saturday, September 17 from 9am to 5pm. The JPSA Autumn meeting was hosted by Tokyo University of Agriculture. The meeting included 30 original research presentations, a general meeting, and an online seminar conducted by the Young Members' Executive Committee of JPSA. Although the meeting was an online style, it was a great success where more than 100 members joined it.
The Young Members' Executive Committee of JPSA held a seminar titled ‘Patent Strategies for Poultry Researchers - Academia and Corporate Perspectives’. In this seminar, Prof. Hideo Nagai, Patent Attorney, Office of Academic and Social Cooperation at Hiroshima University, lectured on comparison of trends and strategies for patent applications in the poultry sector between academia and industry. During the seminar, very useful information was provided, and nice discussions were held.
The special lecture titled ‘Challenges and Issues in the Poultry Industry’ was also held. Dr Atsushi Tajima, former President of JPSA. He talked about the challenges and issues to be resolved for the further development of the poultry industry in Japan.
The 2023 Spring Meeting of JPSA will be held with online style on March 28 and 29, 2023. The meeting will include original research presentations and a general meeting. In addition, some award ceremonies of 2022 will also be held. Moreover, a public symposium by volunteers in JPSA will be held in the afternoon on March 28, 2023. The details of meeting and symposium will be soon announced on the JPSA web site (https://jpn-psa.jp/en/meeting-information/). JPSA will welcome a wide participation over the globe. It is also welcoming original research presentations in English.
The Journal of Poultry Science (JPS), the official scientific journal of JPSA, obtained the Impact Factor of 1.768 (2021 Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics). The JPS is also a member of PubMed Central (PMC), and the articles of the journal can be accessed through PubMed search engine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/3725/). Moreover, JPS is available on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) database (https://doaj.org/toc/1349-0486).
JPSA welcomes the submission of original research articles and review papers to the JPS using the following website: https://jpn-psa.jp/en/jps-en/. Free access to download the full-published articles in the JPS is available on J-Stage (https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jpsa), which provides an excellent opportunity for all to access the full published articles.
JPSA would like to contribute to the Poultry Science in Japan and over the globe by enhancing the international activities with the members from different countries. Thus, JPSA has a membership category for foreign citizens residing abroad as ‘Special International Member’. The page charges to publish their papers in the JPS will be set at a membership price. JPSA invariably welcomes new members from all over the world. Please visit JPSA website (http://jpn-psa.jp/?lang=en) for further information.
Naoki Goto, Secretary of WPSA Japan Branch
The 2022 Annual meeting and symposium of the Korean Society of Poultry Science (KSPS) was held in Daejeon on November 3-4. There were 6 invited speakers, including 3 new poultry scientists, and 72 papers were presented by oral and poster presentations. In the General meeting, Professor Hyung-Kwan Jang of Chonbuk National University was elected as the new president of KSPS for next year.
Dr Bong-Guk Oh, honorary professor at Seoul National University passed away on September 1, 2022, at the age of 97. Professor Oh made outstanding achievements in poultry breeding and was a pioneer in the development of poultry industry in Korea. Academia and industry will always keep him in grateful and honourable memory.
Ji-hyuk Kim, Secretary of WPSA Korean Branch
The 2nd International Poultry Layers meeting ANECA, co-sponsored by WPSA, was held 17-18 November 2022. It was very successful, and we owe a part of this to the WPSA for the co-sponsored support.
We had 110 attendants to this meeting, little more than expected. The attendants included:
- 15 Students, all with WPSA sponsorship without paying the access fee.
- 16 Speakers
- 32 Field Poultry Vets
- 40 Industry Poultry Vets
- 7 Committee Members
We had a complete Scientific Programme with speakers around the globe: USA, Canada, Panamá, Spain and Mexico. One speaker was sponsored by WPSA. Thank you again for this.
For this meeting, we had 8 papers. Most of them were students. Also we had the Awards for the 3 best presenting papers (also sponsored by the WPSA).
The meeting was very successful and will be held every 2 years.
Dr Victoria Bowes talking about Avian Influenza in Layers
The three Award winners, Elein (Scientific Committee member) and Miguel Casillas.
The New Zealand Branch is organising the New Zealand Poultry Industry Conference in Nelson (Rutherford Hotel) on 22nd and 23rd of March 2023. This will be the first face-to face conference after the COVID19 pandemic.
From the inception of Sri Lanka Branch of World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA-SL) in 1995, the organization has contributed to elevate the poultry sector of Sri Lanka from that of back yard farming into integrated poultry operations.
It was a challenging tenure for us to achieve the organizational objectives amidst the prevailed economic situation in the country and the poultry sector. Thus, WPSA-SL had to work very closely with the industry and the state sector to support the poultry sector and to address these issues.
- WPSA-SL actively participated in series of discussions on scientific perspectives with responsible state organizations in resolving these issues faced by the poultry industry
- The association participated in few media conferences to make public aware on the crisis scenario and possible scarcity of eggs in 2023.
WPSA-SL conducted its routine activities lined up with its objectives:
- Three webinars were held under the series of “Strategic Approaches to overcome Emerging Challenges for the Sri Lankan Poultry Industry”.
- Two seminars were carried out in Colombo on the theme of “Benefits of Protein for Healthy Lifestyle (with special reference to Eggs)” to celebrate the World Egg Day 2022 on 13 & 14t October 2022.
President of WPSA-SL delivering the welcome speech at the Seminar
- A Social media campaign was conducted in educating the public on nutritive values of poultry products.
- Egg donations were made to needy pregnant mothers who were visiting state maternity clinics in order to make aware the society on the importance of egg consumption for elimination of malnutrition.
- Two articles were published in international magazines on the contribution of WPSA-SL for sustainability of the poultry sector during the ongoing economic crisis.
- Annual scientific sessions of the WPSA-SL were held on 11 November 2022 in Colombo, under the theme of ‘Application of Scientific Knowledge for Resilience of Poultry Industry in Sri Lanka’.
- Annual industrial evening was also held on 11 November 2022. This year’s discussion at this evening was mainly focused on export promotion of poultry products.
Dr Krishan Dulanga, Secretary- World’s Poultry Science Association, Sri Lanka Branch
It’s not quite the end of 2022 but the U.K. Branch are well into the planning of the 2023 annual meeting.
Already set are the dates — 29th-30th March — and the venue, which is the International Conference Centre in Birmingham. This city-centre location has been chosen for its transport links and range of accommodation options.
As in previous years, the Branch’s Spring Meeting is organized in conjunction with the British Society of Animal Production. This long-standing cooperation between the two associations offers synergies for the increasing number of U.K.-based scientists working with poultry and other livestock species.
Right now, the Programme Committee is making its final selection from submitted abstracts to create the most topical, interesting and attractive programme.
Among the regular highlights of these meetings is the Gordon Memorial Lecture, commemorating the life of Dr R.F. Gordon and his contribution to veterinary science and the poultry industry at the Houghton Poultry Research Station. Established after Dr Gordon’s death in 1981, the Robert Fraser Gordon Memorial Trust is a charity established to enable an annual lecture to be given in his name.
Invited to give the lecture in 2023 is Professor Ian Brown, OBE. He is Head of the Virology Department at the Animal and Plant Health Agency in Weybridge, and Director of the OIE/FAO International Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease.
In this year when the number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza has never been higher or more widespread, the subject of Professor Brown’s lecture could hardly be more appropriate: ‘A paradigm shift in high pathogenicity avian influenza and perspectives for the future’.
The Gordon Memorial Lecture is currently in the programme for Wednesday 29th March, 17:00 to 18:00, and it will be followed by a reception.
All being well, the Branch’s 2023 Spring Meeting will be held exclusively in person, allowing delegates to take advantage of the many networking opportunities included in the programme.
Jackie Linden, WPSA UK Branch Secretary
WVEPAH is a branch of the ‘European Association for Veterinary Specialization’ (EAVS), a non-profit organization registered in Luxembourg since 1989. In 1992 EAVS created the ‘European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies’ (ESAVS, www.esavs.org) which offers high quality continuing education and is officially affiliated with the University of Luxembourg. WVEPAH has a similar structure as the ESAVS and is also affiliated with and supported by the OIE and includes OIE standards and regulations in its training programmes.
WVEPAH programmes consist of a series of courses in a particular field of poultry health and production. A typical study programme is composed of two online courses.
Courses include pre-recorded courses and LIVE meetings. Each course is taught by course masters who are internationally recognized specialists in their field and have excellent didactic skills.
The courses are designed for those professionals in the poultry industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in the area of poultry health and production with strong emphasis on health management. Intensive training is provided at an advanced level with major emphasis on a case oriented and problem-solving approach.
Participants of WVEPAH programmes acquire new skills and knowledge which they can immediately apply in their daily field activities.
Participants also have the possibility to pursue a Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production diploma, after completion of the two modules, including a section on regulation taught by the OIE, and the submission of the analysis of 25 clinical cases. This diploma is delivered by the University of Luxembourg and the regulatory aspects are validated by the OIE.
List of courses, dates, registration conditions see: www.wvepah.org.