Introduction training in Poultry Health


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Are you looking for both a theoretical as well as a practical poultry training to expand your knowledge? Join our Introduction training in Poultry Health, for novice farm veterinarians and starting managers of poultry farms. Topics like biosecurity, flock approach, respiratory and intestinal health and pathology will be covered. Our lectures, post mortem and case studies combined with hands-on training makes this a complete basic program.

Promotion discount

If you refer a colleague, friend, etc., you receive a 25% discount. Note: this person also needs to fill in the application form.


Please do not organize the visa and or flights before you will receive a confirmation that the course will start (with less than a certain number of participants the course will not take place). We will inform all subscribers as soon as possible. Payment has to take place after the confirmation that the course will start. Payment must be received before start of the training.

Please have attention for the form Declaration prevention of transmission of pathogens.


  • Introduction to Prevention, control and monitoring systems of listed poultry diseases
    Possibilities and considerations in prevention and control and current status of listed diseases. 
  • Flock approach 
    How to recognize diseases a disease within a flock.
  • Biosecurity, cleaning and disinfection
    General principles and considerations related to biosecurity, cleaning and disinfection of poultry farms. 
  • Major Intestinal diseases and coccidiosis
    General lecture on intestinal diseases and how it relates to production and disease in poultry.
  • Major Respiratory poultry diseases 
    General lecture on respiratory diseases, like Avian Influenza (AI) and Infectious Bronchitis (IB).
  • Post Mortem and Sampling Techniques
    Practical training on how to perform post mortem examination and how to take samples.
  • Introduction to Immunology
    General lecture on the principles of the avian immune system and how it relates to prevention of disease. 
  • Gumboro disease
    Lecture on infectious bursal disease (IBD or Gumboro disease), incl. optimal vaccination strategy.
  • Cases
    Interactive session focused on a disease problem, consisting of analysis, interpretation and diagnosis and designing an action plan. 
  • Laboratory tour
    A physical tour of the laboratory facility in Deventer.


  • Teun Fabri, DVM
  • Anneke Feberwee, DVM, PhD, EBVS read more
  • Willem Dekkers, DVM 
  • Robert Jan Molenaar, DVM, FRCPath read more
  • Christiaan ter Veen, DVM, MAHM read more

Target audience

  • Novice poultry veterinarians at the beginning of their career (1-4 years)
  • New starting poultry farm managers or technical managers
  • Other interested parties

For more experienced poultry veterinarians we refer to the advanced trainingen of GD Academy.

This training will be conducted in English. Therefore good knowledge of the English language both written and oral is expected.

€2.395, including hotel stay, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, transfers between GD and the hotel.

The training will take place at: Royal GD, Arnsbergstraat 7, 7400 AA Deventer, the Netherlands

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