Course Gut Health in Pigs and Poultry

Maintaining or promoting intestinal health is of crucial importance for optimal production efficiency, overall health and promoting the welfare of our production animals. Are you wondering what factors affect gut
health? Broaden/deepen your knowledge now, by attending the course Gut health in pigs and poultry. New insights and developments from research on topics like the immune system in pigs and poultry, immune modulatory interventions, effect of the diet on intestinal health, interplay of gastrointestinal microbiota will be covered in this course.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 1 day
Location Wageningen

This course will take place in 2021.
You can already show your interest.

Why follow this course?

After the course you will have up to date knowledge on a number of factors affecting intestinal health of production animals. During the course there is ample time to discuss issues of importance to your company/ institution with the presenters, all who are experts in their particular science discipline. In addition, the course provides opportunity to network with colleagues.

This course is accredited for 6 PE-Veterinair points.

For whom is this course?

The course is aimed at enriching knowledge of professionals (post graduate/academic level) and is intended for technical managers, R&D employees, nutritionists, veterinarians, researchers and teachers in poultry and swine science. Also participants from the (supplying) industry or government are welcome in this course.

Gut health in Pigs and Poultry

The influence of nutrition and immunology

The topics are introduced by different experts. There will be an ample opportunity for discussion. In this course we will pay attention to the following subjects:

  • The immune system in pigs and poultry
  • Interplay of gastro-intestinal microbiota with its animal host
  • Lessons learned from immune modulatory interventions in poultry
  • Importance of the intestinal innate immune responses as a determinant for health and growth
  • Effect of the diet on intestinal health in pigs and poultry
  • Potential feed additives

Course leader

The course leader is prof. dr. ir. H. F. J. (Huub) Savelkoul,
Wageningen University, Animal Sciences.

Stay informed

By showing your interest we will keep you informed about the course.

Questions? Contact the programme manager Geurt Heimensen.

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