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

2nd  International Symposium on Turkey diseases
Berlin, 24
th  - 27th  March 1999
Hotel Steglitz International
Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz

Wednesday 24th March 1999


18:00 - 20:00 Registration
Thursday, 25thMarch 1999
10:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:20 Welcome, Opening remarks
Turkey veterinarian care and related legislation’s
13:20 - 14:00 Lister, S., United Kingdom
  Turkeys toward the millennium
14:00 - 14:20 Van der Sulis, W., The Netherlands
  The effect of Euro for Poultry industry with especial reference to turkey
14:20 - 14:40 Kietzmann, M., Germany
  European veterinary pharmaceutical legislation : Conflicts in turkey medicine.
14:40 -15:00 Ibrahim Cornelia, Germany
  Drug treatment in turkeys : Current status and perspectives of licensed veterinary drugs and feed additives in Germany.
15:00 - 15:30 Break


Animal welfare Skeletal disorders and Immunity
15:30 -15: 50 Behr, P., Germany
  Voluntary agreement on animal welfare in turkey husbandry
15:50-16:30 Julian, R., Canada
  Skeletal disorders in turkeys: Diagnosis and control
16:30 - 17:10 Sharma, J.M., S. Rautenschlein, M. Suresh and P. Chary, USA
  Mechanisms of immunity in turkeys
17:10-17:40 Short case reports (Everybody is welcome)
  Reinhard Böse, Germany
  Testing methods and efficacy of chemical disinfectants against coccidia oocysts and helminth eggs
  Nikolaos Iliadis
  Observations on the per os, interavenous and intraperitoneal experimental infection of turkeys and pigeons with Erysipelotherix rusiopathiae


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Friday, 26th  March 1999
9:00 - 9:40 Fadly, A., USA
  Reticuloendotheliosis and other related tumor virus infections in turkeys
9:40 - 09:50 Hafez, H. M., Germany
  Serological surveillance on Reticuloendotheliosis in meat turkey flocks
Respiratory Diseases (PMV and Pneumovirus)
09:50 - 10:10 Panshin, A., Shihmanter, E., Y. Weisman and M. Lipkind, Israel
  The influence of antigenic cross reactivity between different serotypes of avian Paramyxoviruses on their serological diagnostics: The ways to overcome this obstacle
10:10 -10:30 Hess, M., H.M. Hafez, C. Prusas and D. Cavanagh, Germany and United Kingdom
  Characterization of avian pneumovirus German isolates using nested PCR
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 -11:20 Jones, R. C. and R. S. Khehra, United Kingdom
  Local and systemic class-specific antibody responses to avian pneumoviruses: comparison of the chicken and turkey
11:20 - 11:40 Cook Jane, United Kingdom
  TRT vaccination: yesterday, today and tomorrow


11:40 -12:00 Tomczyk, G. and Z., Minta, Poland
  Efficacy of vaccination against TRT depending of routes of administration
12:00 - 14:00 Break
Respiratory Diseases (ORT)
14:00- 14:20 Nagaraja, K., USA
  Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale as a primary pathogen of respiratory disease in turkey
14:20 -14:40 Korbel, R., J. R. Jakoby, J. Kösters and H. M. Hafez, Germany
  Ocular symptoms of ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infections in turkeys
14:40 -15:00 Minta, Z., Tomczyk, G. and A. Koncicki, Poland
  Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale: current status in Poland
15:00- 15:20 Back, A., USA
  Development and Evaluation of a polyvalent serum plate agglutination test in the detection of Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale infection in turkeys
15:20 -15:40 Mazaheri Atoussa, R. Sting and H.M. Hafez, Germany
  Comparison between self made ELISA and one commercial ELISA for detection of antibodies against different Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale serotypes
15:40 -16:00 Hafez, H.M., S. Jodas and A. Stadler, Germany
  Efficacy of Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale inactivated vaccine in commercial turkey under field condition
16:00 - 16:20 Break
Respiratory Diseases and Diagnosis of turkey diseases
16:20 -17:00 Bradbury Janet, United Kingdom
  Turkey mycoplasmas revisited


17:00 -17:20 Szölgyènyi, W., Austria
  Fluorescence in situ hybridization method for diagnosis of avian mycoplasmosis
17:20 -18:00 Wilding, P., United Kingdom
  The Use of ELISA-Kits In Turkeys -Some Observation
20:00 PM Symposium dinner


Saturday, 27th March 1999
E. coli and Chlamydia
9:00 - 9:20 Fulton, R. M., USA
  Pathologic characterization of a unique strain of Escherichia coli causing septicemia in 2-week-old turkeys and its implication to turkey growers.
9:20 - 9:40 Van de Zande Saskia, Belgium
  Effect of avian pneumovirus on the outcome of an Escherichia coli infection in turkeys
9:40 - 10:00 Escalante-Ochoa, Cristina, Belgium
  Turkey chlamydia psittaci: New insights in the interaction with host cell and possible consequences for future measures
Enteric diseases
10:00 - 10:20 Raue, R., H.M. Hafez and M. Hess, Germany
  Rapid diagnosis of haemorrhagic enteritis virus by Polymerase chain reaction
10:20 -10:40 Break
10:40 -11:00 Irion Tanja, Germany
  Diagnosis of Turkey Coccidiosis: Clinical signs and lesion scoring
11:00- 11:20 Julian, R., Canada
  Efficacy of Vaccination  to control Turkey Coccidiosis
Turkey meat und Public health
11:20 - 11:40 Schroeter, A., W. Rabsch, W. and R. Helmuth, Germany
  The current situation on Salmonella in turkey.
11:40 -12:00 Wray, C., United Kingdom
  Further studies on antimicrobial resistance in salmonella isolated from turkey
  McMullin, P., United Kingdom
  Digestive Enhancers - The European Situation
12:00 - 12:20 Jodas, Silvia, A. Stadler and H. M. Hafez, Germany
  Surveillance on antimicrobial resistance in E.coli and Salmonella isolates from meat turkey between 1993 and 1998
12:20-12:40 Ruckaberle Elke, R. Sting and H.M. Hafez, Germany
  Studies on the efficacy of disinfection of turkey houses and slaughter house to combat foodborne pathogens

12:40 - 13:00


Concluding Remarks

Participants each recieved a copy of the proceedings.
We still (as of 10th July 2000) have some copies of the proceedings for sale:
The price is 35 DM per volume
Order from:
Prof. Dr. H. M. Hafez
Institute for Poultry Diseases
Free University, Berlin,
Koserstr. 21
14195 Berlin, Germany
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