German Veterinary Medical Society





German branch of the

World Veterinary

                                                         Poultry Association



Institute of Poultry Diseases

Free University Berlin







4th International Symposium on Turkey Diseases

Berlin, 15th - 18th May 2002

Hotel Steglitz International

Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz

Wednesday, 15th May 2002




18:00 - 20:00





Thursday, 16th May 2002






10:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:00

Welcome, Opening remarks

13:00 - 13:30

Honour Prof. Dr. Y. M. Saif (Ohio- USA)



Turkey production and political aspects



13:30 - 14:00

Douglas, J. (Canada)


How today’s social, political, and consumer-driven environment influences the business objectives of the primary breeders: Genotype, Environment, and Nutrition Interactions


14:00 - 14:20

Ungemach, F. (Germany)

Current status on harmonization of veterinary drug legislation in the EU with special attention to minor species


14:20 - 14:40

Simon, O. (Germany)

Nutritional strategies in turkey nutrition after the BSE-crisis-meeting amino acid requirements


14:40 - 15:00

Männer, K. (Germany)


Concepts in feed compounds for disease avoidance and health maintenance of turkeys



15:00 - 15:20

Dänner, E. (Germany)


Essential inorganic elements with special attention to phosphorus and turkey health


15:20 - 15:45




Turkey Diseases (I)


15:45 - 16:15

Shivaprasad, H. L., R. P. Chin, C. Crespo, P. R. Woolcock, B. Charlton, G. Cooper, A. Bickford. (USA)


Turkey disease diagnostics/trends between 1989 and 2001 in California



16:15 - 16:35

Davidson Irit (Israel)


Marek`s disease in turkeys



16:35 - 16:55

Grund, C.H. and R. Korbel (Germany)


Neoplastic disease in a free range turkey flock: a case report



16:55 - 17:15

Abou Baker, R.M.A.B. (Egypt)


Mycosis and Mykotoxine is as a field problem in turkey farms


Animal Welfare and Management



17:15 - 17:35

Reinmann, M. (Switzerland)


The prevalence and severity of tibial Dyschondroplasia in 6 genetically different turkey strains



17:35 - 17:55

Tzschentke Barbara and M. Nichelmann (Germany)


Temperature preference in turkeys and other poultry species: Importance for keeping during the first days after hatching


17:55 - 18:15

Buda Silke, Susan Platt and K.- D. Budras (Germany)


Sensory nerve endings in the foot pads of turkeys



18:15 - 18:35

Hafez, H.M., Kerstin Wäse and V. Bergmann (Germany)


Beak-trimming: Histological comparison between Bio-beaker and Infra red methods






Discover Berlin by yourself





Friday, 17th May 2002



Enteric Diseases




08:30  -09:00

Mülling, Ch. (Germany)


Morphology and function of the intestinal tract in poultry


09:00 - 09:30

Saif, Y.M. (USA)


Viral enteric diseases of turkeys: Non ending Story


09:30 - 09:50

Cavanagh, D., P. Britton, D. de B. Welchman and R.E. Gough (UK)


Coronaviruses of turkeys are genetically very similar to those of chickens (IBV) and pheasants


09:50 - 10:10

Moreno Martin Ana, L. Vinco, Cordioli Paolo and A. Lavazza (Italy)


Identification of coronavirus in a case of turkey enteritis


10:10 - 10:30

Qureshi, M. A., Y.M. Saif and K. A. Schat (USA)


Interaction of PEMS-associated astrovirus and reovirus with the immune system of turkeys


10:30 - 11:00




11:00 - 11:20

Froyman, R., Tanja Irion and G. Greif (Germany)


Recent efficacy data of toltrazuril against turkey coccidiosis in cage and floor pen studies


11:20 - 11:40

Howell, L. (USA)


Use of Coccivac-T in turkeys



11:40 - 12:00

Koinarski, V. (Bulgaria)


Anticoccidial efficacy of some ionophore antibiotics in turkeys poults experimentally infected with Eimeria adenoeides



12:00 - 12:20

Shivaprasad, H.L., G. Senties-Cue, R.P. Chin, R. Crespo, B. Charlton and G. Cooper  (USA)


Blackhead, a re-emerging disease in turkeys in US?


12:20 - 12:40

Atalay Vural Sevil, Oznur Neslihan and Nalbantoglu Serpil (Turkey)


Histomoniasis in turkey: pathological and histopathological findings



12:40 - 14:30



Respiratory Diseases (I)




14:30 - 14:50

Sharma, J. M., P. Chary and Heather Gerbyshak-Szudy (USA)


Immunopathogenesis of avian pneumovirus of turkeys


14:50 - 15:10

Van Loock, M., D. Vanrompay, S. Van de Zande, H. Nauwynck, G. Volckaert and B. Goddeeris (Belgium)


Pathogenicity of an avian pneumovirus infection in Chlamydophila psittaci infected turkeys.


15:10 - 15:30

Naylor, C. J., D. Cavanagh and R. C. Jones (UK)


Live TRT vaccination in the UK: past, present and future


15:30 - 15:50

Hafez, H.M, D. Aldehoff, Christine Prusas, M. Pöppel and Ortrud Werner (Germany)


Investigations on avian influenza- A in meat turkey flocks in Germany


15:50 - 16:10

Capua Ilaria, S. Marangon, G. Cattoli, Laura Bortolotti and

C. Terregino (Italy)


A novel control strategy for avian influenza in densely populated poultry areas


16:10 - 16:30

Lohr, J. and J. Emele (Germany)


Histopathology as quick and simple tool for the diagnosis of some turkey respiratory diseases


16:30 - 17:00



Respiratory Diseases (II)



17:00 – 17:20

Babak Sanei (USA)


Pathogenicity of Mycoplasma gallisepticum field isolates for chickens and turkeys


17:20 - 17:40

Van Beek, P.N.M.G., A. Feberwee, T.H.F. Fabri and

M.W.G.H. Heijmans (The Netherlands)


Longitudinal field study on the presence of Mycoplasma synoviae in meat-turkey flocks with arthritis.


17:40 - 18:00

Emele, J. and J. Lohr (Germany)


A case of severe infectious arthritis in turkeys: Diagnosis and differential diagnosis



18:00 - 18:30

Short cases report (Everybody is welcome)





20:00 Symposium Dinner




Saturday, 18th May 2002



Turkey Diseases (II)



09:00 - 09:20

Panshin, A., Shihmanter Esther, Y. Weisman, C. Orvell and

M. Lipkind (Israel)


Characterization of avian Paramyxoviruses by means of monoclonal antibodies



09:20 - 09:40

Van Dam, H.C.B. (The Netherlands)


NDV ELISA comparing reproducibility and sensitivity to HI.



09:40 - 10:00

Shihmanter Esther, A. Panshin and M. Lipkind (Israel)


Avian paramyxovirus, serotype 3B: Evidence on another member of the suggested new genus of the subfamily paramyxovirinae



10:00 - 10:20

Prusas Christine, R. Günther and H.M. Hafez (Germany)


Dual infections with Reo and turkey adenovirus in meat turkeys


10:20 - 10:40

Wieliczko Alina, Z. Kujawski, A. Rybczyński, K. Chudzik, M. Urbanowski and P. Bugajak (Poland)


Reo – Immunoprophylaxis: Influence on economic performance In commercial turkey flocks



10:40 - 11:00




Turkey Diseases (II)

11:00 - 11:20

Günther, R., M. Ryll, K.-H. Hinz and H.M. Hafez (Germany)


New variety of Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale



11:20 - 11:40

Popp Christina and H.M. Hafez (Germany)


Investigations on Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale


Turkey Meat and Public health



11:40 - 12:00

Käsbohrer Annemarie (Germany)


Zoonoses in turkey – risk for the consumer?


12:00 - 12:20

Jodas Silvia and H. M. Hafez (Germany)


Vaccination of turkey breeding flocks with inactivated Salmonella enteritidis vaccine (Salenvac)



12:20 - 12:40

Hafez, H.M. (Germany)


Investigations on salmonella in meat turkey flocks



12:40 - 13:00



4th International Symposium on Turkey diseases

Berlin, Germany 15th - 18th May 2002

Institute of Poultry Diseases Free University Berlin

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Please contact the following addresses directly

1) Hotel Steglitz International, Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin Tel.: 49 -30-7900 5 521 Fax: +49-30-7900 5 550. Room rates at the hotel Steglitz International for the symposium: 90 Euro for single and 110 Euro for double room. To obtain the special rates, be sure to mention that you are with International Turkey Diseases Symposium till 31.03.2002.


2) Hotel Ravenna (about 300 meters a way from Steglitz international), Grunewaldstraße 8 -9, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz Tel.: + 49 - 30 - 790 91 0, Fax: + 49 - 30 - 792 4412. Room rates: 72 - 78 Euro for single and 97 - 105 Euro for double room