5th International Symposium on Turkey Diseases

Berlin, Germany 16th - 19th June 2004



Hotel Steglitz International, Albrechtstraße 2, 12165 Berlin

Tel.: 49 -30-7900 5 521 Fax: +49-30-7900 5 550.


Wednesday, 16th June 2004




18:00 - 20:00





Thursday, 17th June 2004




10:30 - 12:00




12:00 - 12:30

Welcome, Opening remarks



Animal welfare, Rearing and Nutrition

12:30 - 12:45

Vink, A. (The Netherlands)


A new way of housing turkeys in the first 6 weeks, with emphasis on a optimal climate



12:45 - 13:00

Berk, J. (Germany)


The influence of modified husbandry on health, performance and carcass defects of male turkeys



13:00 - 13:15

Hafez, H.M., Wäse, K., Haase, S., Hoffmann, T., Simon, O. & Bergmann, V. (Germany)


Effect of turkey lines on the incidence of Pododermatitis



13:15 - 13:30

Platt, S., Buda, S. & Budras, K.-D.(Germany)


The repair of foot pad lesions in commercial turkeys



13:30 - 13:45

Breuer, P., Buda, S. & Budras, K.-D. (Germany)


Effect of a raised biotin content in turkey breeder diet and consequences for the progeny




13:45 - 14:00

Weber, G.M. (Switzerland)


Utilization of a Vitamin D-Metabolite (Hy•D®) in turkey



14:00 - 14:30




14:30 - 14:45

Gruis, D., Paschertz, H. & Kamphues, J. (Germany)


Trace element concentration in tissues, organs and excreta of fattening turkeys related to the trace element intake

14:45 - 15:00

Saleh, S.Y., Attia, K.A., Attia, M.Z. & Sawiress, F.A.R. (Egypt)


Effects of melatonin supplement on some fertility parameters of turkey toms


Turkey Diseases (I)



15:00 - 15:15

Yildirim, M. (Turkey)


Effects of feeding Sodium Chlorate prior to slaughter on Campylobacter jejuni, and intestinal environment of turkeys



15:15 - 15:30

Gazdzinski, P. (Canada)


Organic acids as a tool in salmonella control in turkey breeders-field trials



15:30 - 16:00

Fadly, A.M., Witter, R.L, Crespo, R., Davidson, I. & Hafez, H.M. (USA, Israel, Germany)


Virus-induced Neoplastic Diseases of Turkeys: An Update



16:00 - 16:30




Avian Influenza & Avian Pneumovirus



16:30 - 16:45

Perk, S. (Israel)


The field, distribution, clinical signs, pathogenicity, morbidity,mortality, diagnosis, and intervention strategies of the H9N2 epizodical situation in Israel.



16:45 - 17:00

Shimanter, E., Gissin, I., Perk, S., Lipkind, M.& Panshin, A. (Israel)


Phylogenetic analysis of H, nukleoprotein, and N genes of H9N2 influenza viruses isolated from birds in Israel during 2001-2004



17:00 - 17:15

Behr, K.-P. (Germany)


Culling and Disposal of turkeys under EU and German Regulations



17:15 - 17:45

Sharma, J.M., Chary, P., Cha, R.M., Khatri, M.,& Palmquist, J. (USA)


Respiratory  tract protection against APV with live and subunit vaccines



17:45 - 18:00

Holmquist, G. (Sweden)


A new commercial ELISA for the detection of chicken and turkey antibodies to Avian Pneumovirus type A, B and C

Discover Berlin by yourself




Friday, 18th June 2004




Enteric Disorders (I)


08:30 - 09:00

Uni, Z. (Israel)


Intestinal physiology as a tool to understand enteric disorders of turkeys



09:00 - 09:30

Hafez, H.M. (Germany)


Overview on enteric diseases of turkeys and their economic impact for the industry



09:30 - 10:00

Hofacre, C.L. (USA)


Non-Infectious enteric disorders of turkeys



10:00 - 10:30

Saif, M. (USA)


Coronavirus enteritis of turkeys: yesterday, today and tomorrow



10:30 - 10:45

Salah Shaban Abdel Rahman, S. (Egypt)


Isolation, Identification and characterization of turkey corona virus in Egypt



10:45 - 11:15




Enteric Disorders (II)



11:15 - 11:45

Saif, L. (USA)


Avian and mammalian coronavirus: Lessons for SARS



11:45 - 12:15

Rautenschlein, S. (Germany)


The current status on haemorrhagic enteritis



12:15 - 12:30

Lemiere, S. (France)


Individual monitoring in field conditions of ELISA HE in young turkey poults born to vaccinated breeders



12:30 - 12:45

Murgia, M.V., Battilani, M., Cecchinato, M, Catelli, E., Crudi, M, Vinco, L.J., Cerioli, M., Tosi2, G.& Lavazza, A. (Italy)


Preliminary data on the molecular characterization of rotavirus detected in diarrhoeic turkey poults in Italy


12:45 - 14:30



Enteric Disorders (III)



14:30 - 15:00

Fabri, T. (The Netherlands)


Necrotic enteritis in turkey: Disease and diagnosis



15:00 - 15:30

Van Beek, P. (The Netherlands)


Field approaches to maintain intestinal integrity in Clostridium related enteric disorders".



15:30 - 16:00

Van der Klis, J.D. & Veldkamp, T. (The Netherlands)


Wet litter in turkeys: prevention or damage control?



16:00 - 16:30

McDougald, L. (USA)


Enteric Disorders in Turkeys: The Importance of Parasitic Diseases and Interactions


16:30 - 17:00




Enteric Disorders (IV)



17:00 - 17:15

Hafez, H.M., Hoffmann, T. & Lüschow, D. (Germany)


Dissemination of Histomonas meleagridis in different organs after natural infection in turkeys



17:15 - 17:30

Hess, M., Grabensteiner, E., Liebhardt, D., Weissenböck & H., Loupal, G. (Austria)


Establishing new diagnostic methods to detect Histomonas meleagridis


17:30 - 17:45

Landman, W. (The Netherlands)



Isolation of Histomonas meleagridis and experimental reproduction of the disease in chickens and turkeys in The Netherlands


17:45 - 18:00

Balloy, D. (France)


Gut integrity and global interaction on sanitary management in Turkey production



18:00 – 18:15

Radu, J.I. (USA)


Coccivac-T, Long-Term Anticoccidial Strategy in Turkeys



18:15 – 18:30

Linckersdorff-Sietz, B., Gansinger, D., Guillot, I., Salisch, H. & Schwarzer, C. (Germany)


First practical experiences with Coccivac©-T in Germany



20:00 Symposium Dinner




Saturday, 19th June 2002



Avian Mycoplasmosis



9:00 - 9:30

Kleven, S. (USA)


Mycoplasma control in turkey flocks



9:30 - 9:45

Jodas, S., Popp, C., Korbel, R. & Hafez, H.M. (Germany)


Control strategies for Mycoplasma gallisepticum in areas with high density of meat turkey farms



9:45 - 10:00

Landman, W. (The Netherlands)


Experimental induction of Mycoplasma synoviae arthritis in turkeys with field strains originating from turkeys and chickens



10:00 - 10:15

Tomczyk, G. (Poland)


Serological Surveillance for Mycoplasma-Infections in turkey flocks in Poland



10:15 - 10:30

Landman, W. (The Netherlands)


In vitro susceptibility of three recently obtained arthropathic Mycoplasma synoviae isolates for enrofloxacin, difloxacin, doxycyclin, tylosin and  tilmicosin with the broth microdilution test


10:30 - 11:00




Turkey diseases (II)



11:00 - 11:15

Cortez de Jäckel, S., Fulhorst, D. & Aldehoff, D. (Germany)


Riemerella anatipestifer in turkeys - Case report



11:15 - 11:30

Turkyilmaz, S. (Turkey)


The Diagnosis of ORT and Bordetella Avium Infections with ELISA in Poultry in Aydin



11:30 - 11:45

Bugajak, P. & Jedryczko, R. (Poland)


Turkey erysipelas a live issue


11:45 - 12:00

Lublin, A. (Israel)


Turkey head ischemia: is it a Chlamydophila- related disease?


12:00 - 12:15

Ayali, G. (Israel)


Fowl Cholera in Israel 1998-2003



12:15 - 12:30

Kehrenberg, C. & Schwarz, S. (Germany)


Antimicrobial multiresistance in Pasteurella multocida from a case of fowl cholera: Identification and characterization of a plasmid-borne resistance gene cluster


12:30 - 12:45

Burns, E. (USA)


Turkey industry use of biological products in novel oil emulsions


12:45 - 13:00