Antibiotic resistance



“The combined role of genetics, nutrition, gut health as well as improved farm management is the first line of defence in keeping animals healthy and productive. Antibiotics should only be used when the animals are sick. This will drastically reduce the need and use of antibiotics in food production.”

Knut Nesse
Knut NesseCEO of Nutreco

“We are passionate about animal health, and we recognize the critical importance of serving animal health needs globally, with a special focus on prevention. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier, too. Farmers can count on Boehringer Ingelheim to support them in raising and caring for animals in a healthy, sustainable and financially viable way, because we want to build confidence with consumers about the food they eat.”

Joachim Hasenmaier
Joachim HasenmaierHead of the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit

“The excessive use of antibiotics as preventive therapy in animal production has contributed to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Awareness of this problem is rising within the scientific community and governments, and consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the food products that they consume: how they are produced and how safe they are. HIPRA, as the reference in prevention for Animal Health, believes that rearing animals without antibiotics is now possible.”

Jorge Villa
Jorge VillaRegional Technical and Marketing Manager, HIPRA

“Reduction of antibiotics can only be done if it hygiene and bio-security is controlled in the whole production chain. Healthy feed with the right ingredients and additives is proven to be a good replacement for antibiotic growth promoters. Introduction of harmful organisms in farms should be reduced to a minimum, not by people, equipment, rodents, insects, but also by feed. Bio-security therefore not only starts in the farm but already in the feed mill. We take care that our feed is not only free of risks but also had the possibility to reduce risks that are naturally present in farms.”

Jan Cortenbach
Jan CortenbachCTO De Heus

“Elanco is a global leader in animal health, based in Indiana, US. At Elanco, we strive to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment through innovation and a shared vision to enrich the life of people worldwide. Elanco’s poultry focus relies on 4 key pillars: Intestinal Integrity, Respiratory Integrity, Immuno-Suppression Prevention and Bio-protection and food safety.  We do provide those who raise and care for animals with solutions that empower them to advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life.”

Suaedi Sunanto
Suaedi SunantoCountry Director, Elanco Animal Health Indonesia

“Our mission is to provide products and services with the best guarantee of safety for people and the environment. It is crucial for safety that AGP alternatives, e.g. probiotics, should be compatible to other feed additives, and sensitive for antibiotics relevant in human medicine when used at therapeutic levels.”

Jean-Marc Dublanc
Jean-Marc DublancCEO of Adisseo

“Alltech’s vision is to nourish the world’s plants, animals and people by providing practical and proven solutions to overcome agricultural challenges, including the reduction of antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) in feed, improved feed efficiency and much more. We would like to take this opportunity to launch the Alltech Antibiotic-Free program within Indonesia, as part of our mission to support livestock producers’ reduction of AGPs while maintaining animal health, efficiency and profitability.

Matthew Smith
Matthew SmithVP of Asia-Pacific Alltech

“Whether one believes that agricultural use of antibiotics in livestock production has fostered an environment that spawns antibiotic resistant super bugs or that excessive prescribing of antibiotics in human medicine has dealt us the same fate, our industry must take steps to mitigate the potential of a looming healthcare crisis. Nutriad supports producers around the world towards achieving a responsible use of anti-biotics. “

 Erik Visser
Erik VisserCEO Nutriad

Microbial resistence is still an increasing problem. It is related to the use of several antibiotics in humans as well in animals but also importation from abroad by traveling of people plays a role. In 2010 politicians in The Netherlands decided that antibiotic use in animals should go down. A poultry project, advised by a team of experts on fields of reproduction, feed an drinking water, hygiene and health, climate and epidemiology was set up. Data in these fields as well as production data were collected. Bottlenecks in transparency, chicken quality, management and diseases were found. Results led to 20% less antibiotic use in 2012, 50% in 2013 and 70% in 2015. The effect of reductions in antibiotic use led to less microbial resistance in several antibiotic classes.

New developments by the poultry industry as for instance patio, hatchcare, precision lifestock farming and electronic noses might lead to a further decrease of antibiotics.

Piet Simons
Piet SimonsFormer President WPSA, Ambassador of Dutch Poultry Centre

This conference is for anyone involved in ensuring that the Asian consumers are receiving the safest poultry meat of the highest quality that complies with the last rules and regulations. We will use recognised experts to give you the latest insight into this important subject. The programme follows a logical sequence on the key subjects of antibiotic resistance and biosecurity.


• Biosecurity
• Feed mill biosecurity
• Enhancing flock biosecurity by vaccination
• Antimicrobial resistance: the current situation
• Minimizing the occurrence of resistance

• Vaccination as control tool
• Gut acidification
• The increasing importance of probiotics
• Consumer awareness

Admitted delegates

• Veterinarians
• Nutritionists
• Poultry breeders
• Poultry hatcheries

• Poultry farmers
• Policy makers
• QA/QC managers
• Academics

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This conference is focusing on how the topical subjects of the day – Antimicrobial resistance and Biosecurity – impact your poultry operation in 2017 via Consumer pressure and then provides you with the ways of improving your operation so it can be seen in a positive light by customer and consumers.

There is much more to biosecurity to putting a fence around the farm and a guard on your gate! Biosecurity can be viewed at different levels – country, region, farm, house and bird – we will focus on the last three and highlight some of the recent developments that keep diseases away from your birds and make the bird better able to withstand a disease challenge should a biosecurity lapse have occurred at house or farm level.

Antimicrobial Resistance
A complex subject which at best has been over zealously, and at worst incorrectly, reported to the general public via the media. This key aspect of modern poultry production will be considered in some detail and in view of the fact that major customers have and are reacting by saying ‘No antibiotics in poultry production if you want to supply us’, we will look at alternative strategies for the control of diseases that we previously treated with antibiotics.

Time Program Speakers
09.00-10.00 REGISTRATION
10.00-10.15 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME Nigel Horrox, President WVPA l Poultry health consultant and Editor – International Poultry Production
10.15-10.30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Ministry of Agriculture / Animal Health & Livestock Indonesia
10.30-11.00 BIOPROTECTION – AN INTEGRATED PACKAGE Thanakrid Luupanyalerd | Elanco Animal Health | Thailand
11.00-11.30 ENHANCING THE BIOSECURITY OF THE YOUNG CHICK’S GUT Tim Goossens l Nutriad l Belgium
11.30-12.00 REDUCTION OF ANTIBIOTIC USE THROUGH VACCINATION Dexter Abrigo l Boehringer Ingelheim l Singapore
12.00-13.30 Networking Lunch
13.30-14.00 BIOSECURITY – BACK TO BASICS Nigel Horrox Consultant | UK
14.00-14.30 ROLE OF FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVES IN ANTIBIOTIC REDUCTION STRATEGIES Emma Teirlynck l Trouw Nutrition l The Netherlands
14.30-15.00 Coffee Breaks
15.00-15.30 CAN ABF PRODUCTION BE DONE EFFICIENTLY? Tugrul Durali l Alltech l Indonesia
15.30-16.00 FEED AND FEED MILL BIOSECURITY Jan Cortenbach l De Heus l  China/ Netherlands
16.00-16.30 PROBIOTICS: KEY CRITERIA AND THEIR ROLE IN GUT HEALTH  Kevin Liu l  Adisseo  l Singapore
17.15-17.30 SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS FROM THE DAY Aini Ideris |Vice president of WVPA| Malaysia

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