Christiaan ter Veen, DVM, MAHM


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Christiaan ter Veen, DVM, MAHM

'Interpretation of monitoring data requires thorough knowledge of the disease and test method. The real value of this data lies on assessment on an integration or country wide basis. It can then be used to optimise disease control and bird health. It is my challenge to extract the prevailing situation out of the available data and combine this with the disease characteristics to find the right solution on a case by case basis.' Christaan ter Veen


  Christiaan ter Veen started studying veterinary medicine at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. The flock based approach of animal health and the possibilities disease control on integration or higher levels took his interest. After graduating in 2010 Christiaan started working at the GD Animal Health as a poultry veterinarian and researcher. His work includes giving general advice to veterinarians, poultry professionals, farmers and legislators regarding monitoring, diagnosis and disease control for a wide array of diseases. He has worked on a number of research projects with varying subjects including Viral Enteritis, Coccidiosis, Clostridium perfringens, Histomonosis, Mycoplasma synoviae, and zoonotic Salmonella. In 2015 Christiaan graduated as a Master of Avian Health and Medicine at the the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Georgia, USA.

Fields of expertise

  • Poultry Coccidiosis
  • Zoonotic Salmonella in the poultry industry
  • Salmonella Pullorum / Salmonella Gallinarum
  • Advisory service: specialized support on poultry health topics (to government, veterinarians, farmers, industry and others)
  • Research activities: prevalence of intestinal lesions, intestinal viruses and coccidiosis in Dutch commercial broilers (2012), Chicken coccidiosis qPCR and associated monitoring programme.

Dissimination of knowledge

  • GD Magazine pluimvee
  • GD Veterinair
  • Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde


Scientific poster:

Vertebral Osteomyelitis associated with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Infantis in broilers

Christiaan ter Veen has produced a variety of publications.

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