rd  International Symposium on Turkey Diseases
Berlin, 14
th  - 17th  June 2000
Hotel Steglitz International
Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz

German Veterinary Medical Society

German branch of the World Veterinary
Poultry Association

Institute of Poultry Diseases
Free University Berlin


 Wednesday, 14th June 2000
18:00 - 20:00 Registration


Thursday, 15th June 2000

10:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome, Opening remarks
13:15 - 13:30

Honour Dr. Jane K A Cook


Immunity and Turkey Diseases

13:30 - 14:00 Kaiser, P. and Lawson Shelly (UK)
  Developing turkey reagents: Cytokines and cell surface markers
14:00 - 14:20 Sharma, J.M. and Rautenschlein Silke (USA)

Role of cytokines in hemorrhagic enteritis in turkeys

14:20 - 14:40 Kin, E. and Samberg, Y. (Israel)
Use of multicomponent inactivated vaccines against  turkey diseases
14:40 - 15:00 Foulmann, A. and Glünder, G. (Germany)
    Induction of a humoral immune response after the  immunization of turkey poults using an inactivated Bordetella avium vaccine
15:00 - 15:20 Voelckel Kathrin, Redmann, T., Bertram, E., Neumann, U. and

Kaleta, E.F. (Germany)

    Marek`s disease in fattening turkeys: Clinical signs, pathology and detection of the causative agent (MDV serotype 1) by PCR
15:20 - 15:40 Prusas Christine and Hafez, H.M. (Germany)

Investigation on avian leukosis in commercial turkeys



15:40 - 16:10


Animal Welfare and Management
16:10 - 16:30 Faye Isabelle (Switzerland)
    Intensive turkey production with a particularly animal-friendly housing system
16:30 - 16:50 Jodas Silvia and Hafez, H.M. (Germany)
    Litter management and related diseases in turkeys
16:50 - 17:10 Buda Silke (Germany)

Foot pad lesions and the influence of biotin in turkeys



Turkey Diseases and Food Microbiology

17:10 - 17:30 Panshin, A., Shihmanter, E., Weisman, Y, Orvell, C., Kydyrmanov, A., Sayatov, M., Asanov, N., Nyaga, P.N. and Lipkind, M. (Israel)
  Comparative antigenic characterization of Newcastle Disease Virus strains isolated from turkeys and chickens
17:30 - 17:50 Gazdzinski, P. and Hunter, B. (Canada)

Hypothyroidism in turkey breeder candidate hens

17:50 - 18:10 Szölgyényi, W. (Austria)
    Diagnosis of avian mycoplasmosis by PCR and internal positive control
18:10 - 18:30 Horrox, N.E. (UK)
    Food microbiology - Issues for reflection


Discover Berlin by yourself


Friday, 16th June 2000

Avian Influenza
8:30 - 9:00

Alexander, D. and Gough, R.E. (UK)


Avian influenza in turkeys



9:00 - 9:30

Halvorson, D. (USA)


The control of avian influenza

9:30 - 9:50 Capua Ilaria, Mutinelli, F., Moreno-Martin, A., Marangon, S. and Frison, S. (Italy)

The 1999-2000 avian influenza (H7N1) epidemic in Italy

9:50 - 10:10 Della Valentina, M., Fabris, G. and Gavazzi, L. (Italy)
    Avian influenza H7N1 in broiler breeders and meat turkeys in north area of Italy: Clinical and serological investigations
10:10 - 10:30 Werner Ortrud, Teifke, J. P. and Starick Elke (Germany)
    Comparative studies of the pathogenicity of avian influenza virus isolates for chickens and turkeys
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:20 Mutinelli, F., Capua Ilaria, Bozza, M.A., Grossele, B. and Furlattini, V. (Italy)
    Comparative intravenous pathogenicity for turkeys and chickens of the low pathogenic avian influenza A/ty/Italy/3675/99
11:20 - 11:40 Starick Elke and Werner Ortrud (Germany)
    Detection and characterisation of recent German avian influenza virus isolates by molecular biological methods
11:40 - 12:00 Hafez, H.M., Prusas Christine and Löhren, U. (Germany)
    Serological investigation on avian influenza- A  in meat turkey flocks in Germany
12:00 - 12:20 Pittman Maria (EU- Brussels)
    The current EU legislation to control avian influenza as well as the future approach
12:20 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 14:30
Respiratory Diseases (I)
14:30 - 14:50 Mülling, Ch. (Germany)
    Structure and function of the respiratory tract in poultry
14:50 - 15:10 Nagaraja, K.V., Shin, H.J. and Halvorson, D.A. (USA)

Avian pneumovirus of turkeys and its Host range

15:10 - 15:30 Engström, B. (Sweden)
    Appearance and disappearance of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) in Swedish turkey farms- A case report
15:30 - 15:50 Hess, M., Wenzel Rabea and Hafez, H.M. (Germany)
    Epidemiological investigation on avian pneumovirus in poultry flocks using nested RT-PCR
15:50 - 16:10 Bäyon-Auboyer  Marie-Hélčne, Arnauld Claire, Toquin, D. and Eterradossi, N. (France)
    Nucleotide sequence of the F, L and G Protein genes of two non-A/non-B avian pneumoviruses(APV) reveal a novel subgroup of APV
16:10 - 16:30 Jones, R.C., Worthington, K.J. and Sargent, B.A. (UK)
    Some observations on serological responses to avian pneumovirus in turkeys and chickens
16:30 - 16:50


Respiratory Diseases (II)
16:50 - 17:10 Naylor, C.J. and Cavanagh, D. (UK)

A study of the protection induced after expressing avian pneumovirus surface proteins using DNA and fowl pox recombinant vaccines (not presented)

17:10 - 17:30 Worthington, K. J., Sargent, B. A.; Davelaar, F.G. and Jones, R.C. (UK / The Netherlands)

Immunity to TRT in turkeys following in ovo vaccination

17:30 - 17:50 van de Zande Saskia, Nauwynck, H. and Pensaert, M. (Belgium)
    Protection of avian pneumovirus (APV) - vaccinated turkeys against an APV / E. coli challenge
17:50 - 18:10 Zorman Rojs Olga, Zdovc Irena and Bencina, D. (Slovenia)
    Ornitobacterium rhinotracheale infection- current situation in Slovenia
18:10 - 18:30 Sommer, F. (Austria)
    Detection of antibodies against Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (ORT) in Austrian turkey flocks by ELISA

20:00  Symposium Dinner


Saturday, 17th June 2000

Enteric Diseases

9:00 - 9:30 Saif, Y. M. (USA)

Enteric viral infections of turkey poults

9:30 - 9:50 Dobos-Kovács, M., Drén, Cs.N., Tóvári, J. and Vetési,, F. (Hungary)
    Diagnostic problems of enteritis and growth retardation in turkey poults in Hungary
9:50 - 10:10 Heinen, E. and Pirro, F. (Germany)
    Enrofloxacin and difloxacin in turkeys: In vitro activity and pharmacokinetics
10:10 - 10:30 Irion Tanja (Germany)
    Turkey Coccidiosis: Experiences with Toltrazuril
10:30 - 11:00
Turkey Meat and Public health
11:00 - 11:20 Käsbohrer Annemarie (Germany)

New Zoonoses Directive: Strategies and their consequences for turkey production

11:20 - 11:40 Borck Birgitte, Pedersen, K. and Madsen, M. (Denmark)

Campylobacter in Danish turkeys

11:40 - 12:00 Hafez, H.M. and Mazaheri Atoussa (Germany)
    Bacteriological investigation on salmonella in meat turkey flocks
12:00 - 12:20 Schroeter, A. and Helmuth, R. (Germany)
    Resistance of salmonella isolations from turkey in Germany
12:20 - 12:40 Stephan, B., Reynolds, D. J., Gibson, S. A., Johnson, A. C. and Froyman, R. (Germany)
    Direct challenge and floor-pen trials assessing the efficacy of Competitive Exclusion (Aviguard®) against different Salmonella serovars in turkeys
12:40 - 13:00


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