German Veterinary Medicine Society „DVG“
German branch of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and
The Institute of Poultry Diseases
Free University Berlin

1st International Symposium on Turkey diseases
Berlin, 19
th- 21st February 1998
Hotel Steglitz International
Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz

Wednesday 18th February

6:00 to 8:00 PM                                           Registration

Thursday, 19th February 1998

12:00 to 2:00 PM                                         Registration


2:00 to 4:00 PM

Welcome, Opening remarks  and honour Prof. Monreal


Siegmann, O., Germany: Laudatio: Prof. Monreal and 30 years teaching and research on Poultry Diseases at Free University Berlin


Hess, M., Germany: Avian adenovirus research - history and current knowledge


15:00 -15:45 PM Break


3:45 - 5:10 PM : Turkey diseases


Drebing, E., Germany: Development on turkey market toward the year 2000


Jungbäck, C., Germany: The registration of turkey vaccines: Specific questions on quality, safty and efficacy


Kross - Landsman, I., The Netherlands: Marek's Disease in turkeys


Schaller, G. and A. Lysaker, Norway: Skin lesions in Norwegian turkeys: Declassification costs, pathology and possible reasons


5:10 - 6:30  Mycoplasmosis


Salisch, H., M. Ryll, M. Heiss and U. Neumann, Germany: Experiences with multispecies PCR and specific oligonucleotide probes for the detection of Mycoplasma galilsepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae


Stipkovits, L., Hungary: Medication of turkey flocks infected with Mycoplasma synoviae


Tomczyk, G. , Poland: Elimination of Mycoplasmas from Turkey semen


Emele, J. and Sachsenweger, O., Germany: Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in turkeys: Practical experiences with vaccination and therapy - Case report



Friday, 20th  February 1998

8:30 - 10.30 AM     Respiratory Diseases (PMV and Pneumovirus)


Shihmanter, E., A. Panshin, C. Orvell, Y. Weismann and M. Lipkind, Israel: Monoclonal antibody analysis of avian paramyxoviruses serotype 2 (Yucaipa-like) strains isolatod from poultry in Israel


Panshin, A., E. Shihmanter, Y. Weismann, C. Orvell and M. Lipkind, Israel: Delineation of antigenic epitopes on the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase and fusion glycoproteins of avian paramyxoviruses sorotype 2 Yucaipa virus by mean of monoclonal antibodies


Cook, J., United Kingdom: Turkey Rhinotracheitis  - Relationship of different virus subtypes


Van de Zande, S., The Netherlands: Comparative pathogenesis of avian pneumovirus subtype A and B In turkeys


Alcorn, M., Northern Ireland: The use of a live attinuated PL20 Strain avian Pneumovirus vaccine (Nemovac, Merial Animal Health) in the control of turkey rhinotracheitis in the Northern Ireland


Lister, S., United Kingdom: Current experiences with respiratory diseases in meat turkeys in UK

10:30 - 11:00 AM                              Break


11:00 - 13.00 AM      Respiratory Diseases


Fabris, G., Italy: Update on the most frequent turkey diseases of the current year and serological investigations


Minta, Z., Poland :Current Status of turkey diseases in Poland


Van Empel, P., The Netherlands: Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale: Current status on diagnosis and control


Hafez, H. M., Germany: Respiratory diseases in turkeys: Serological surveillance on the interactions between TRT and ORT


Bock, R.  Israel: Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale: Current status in Israel


Hafez, H. M., and D. Schulze, Germany: Disinfection trials in vitro on Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale : Short communication


1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch break


3:00 - 5:00 PM Chlamydiosis and Medication


Vanrompay, D., Belgium: Turkey Chlamydiosis: Clinical, diagnosis and public health concern


Escalante-Ochoa, C., Ducatelle, R. and Haesebrouck, F., Belgium: Characterization of bacteria-host-cell interaction in vitro with a turkey pathogenic Chlamydia psittaci strain


Van Nerom, A., C., Ducatelle, R. and Haesebrouck, F. Belgium: Host response of turkeys to infections with Chlamydia psittaci


Hafez, H. M., R. Sting, S. Jodas and A. Stadler, Germany: Chlamydia psittaci infections in meat turkey: Investigations on the interaction with other avian infectious agents.


Leorat, J., J. Dudouyt, L. Mogenet and R. Rossigneux, France:

Multibacterial etiologies in respiratory diseases of turkey: Practical use of parenteral colistin-spectinomycin association


Mogenet, L. and H. Karembe, France: Water intake in poultry suffering from respiratory pathologies: practical consequences on antibiotherapy given via drinking water


5:00 - 5:20 PM                        Break


5:20 - 6:40 PM  Enteric diseases and Behaviour

Gough, R., United Kingdom: Detection of viruses associated with enteric problems in turkeys


Billard, S. and L. Mogenet, France: Clinical study of spectinomycin (given orally) as a treatment for digestive disorders in chicken and turkey


Korbel, R., J. R. Jakoby and J. Kösters, Germany: Light perception in turkeys - Hypotheses on the influence of the behaviour


Schwarzer, Ch., M. Bohn and E. Sieverding, Germany: Experiences in free range production of Kelly Bronze turkeys in 1997 in Germany


20:00 PM Symposium dinner



Saturday, 21st February 1998


8:30 - 9:10 PM Coccidiosis


Oosterbach, P. Belgium : Oocyst shedding in turkeys after introduction of Clinacox in the Netherlands.


Van Wambeke, F., P. Dirinck, G. De Groote and Van Meirhaeghe, P. Belgium: The effect of Diclazuril on the zootechnical parameters and meat quality of turkeys


9:10 : 10:30 AM         Turkey meat und Public health


Wray, C., United Kingdom: Observations on Salmonella infection in turkeys


Hansen, H. Ch., Denmark: Prevalence of Salmonella enterica infections in Danish turkey poults raised from slaughtering during 1995 - 1997


Rabsch, W., A. Schroeter and R. Helmuth, Germany: Occurrence of Salmonella isolates from turkey in Germany in comparison to Salmonella from chicken -A study over 12 years


Wray, C., United Kingdom: Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella from turkeys


10:30- 10:50 AM         Break


10:50 - 11:30 AM  Turkey Meat and Public health


Glünder G. and H. Windhaus, Germany: Investigations on Campylobacter in turkeys


Hafez, H. M., A. Stadler, D. Schulze and S. Shroth, Germany: Investigations on microbiological contamination of turkey with Salmonella, verotoxin producing E coli and Campylobacter


11:30 - 12: 00 AM     Concluding Remarks

Participants each recieved a copy of the proceedings.
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