2016 APSS Symposium Program


| Sunday, 14th Feb | Monday, 15th Feb | Tuesday, 16th Feb | Wednesday, 17th Feb |


Sunday 14th February 2016

18:30 - 20:30

Pre Registration from 6:30pm

@ The Bligh Room, Rydges Camperdown.

 

PLUS:

The "Grate" Debate - The Selle Team vs. The Hughes Team - The importance (or otherwise) of the gut microflora in the chook @ 7:15pm

Adjudicated by Wayne Bryden

  Beat the crowds on Monday and register for the conference early and pick up your

satchels.

Light refreshments and some finger food will be served.

 

 Please register as an additional function on the conference registration form online if you would like to attend for catering purposes.



| Sunday, 8 Feb | Monday, 9 Feb | Tuesday, 10 Feb | Wednesday, 11 Feb |


Monday 15th February 2016

8:00-8:55

Registration


8:55-9:00 Opening of Symposium
  • Judith O’Keeffe - President,  Poultry Research Foundation
  • Peter Groves - Director, Poultry Research Foundation

FOOD SECURITY

Chair: Prof. Mingan Choct - Poultry CRC

9:00-9:45

WATER, ENERGY AND FEED: THE TRIFECTA FOR FOOD SECURITY

Wayne Bryden - University of Queensland, Australia

9:45-10:30

PEAK FOOD AND OUR QUEST FOR AN ETHICAL AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DIET

Robyn Alders - University of Sydney, Australia

10:30-11:00

MORNING TEA

WATER, PHYSIOLOGY AND WET LITTER

Chair: Prof. Robert Swick - University of New England

11:00-11:30

POSSIBLE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DRINKING WATWER CHARACTERISTICS AND FEED ENZYME EFFICACY IN POULTRY PRODUCTION

Aaron Cowieson DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland

11:30-12:00

WET LITTER - FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHED MICRO-ENVIRONMENT AND LITTER PROPERTIES

Mark Dunlop Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Qld, Australia

12:00-12:10

NUTRIENT LOADING ON FREE RANGE LAYER FARMS

Mini Singh University of Sydney, Australia

12:10-12:20

POULTRY LITTER PASTEURISATION - PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

Steve Walkden-Brown University of New England, Australia
12:20-12:30

POULTRY LITTER PASTEURISATION - PRINCIPLES

Steve Walkden-Brown University of New England, Australia
12:30-12:40

LITTERHEATMAP: A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR PREDICTING TEMPERATURE IN POULTRY LITTER HEAPED FOR PASTEURISATION

Yan Laurenson – University of New England, Australia
12:40-12:45

EVALUATION OF BIOCHAR, ZEOLITE AND BENTONITE AS FEED ADDITIVES ON EGG YIELD AND QUALITY OF BOND BROWN LAYER

Tanka Prasai – Central Queensland University, Australia
12:45-12:50

FEEDING LOW PROTEIN DIETS TO MEAT CHICKENS: EFFECTS ON EMISSIONS OF TOXIC AND ODOROUS METABOLITES

Nishchal Sharma – University of New England, Australia
12:50-13:50 LUNCH

BROILER WELFARE AND HEALTH

Chair: Dr. Kylie Hewson - RIRDC Chicken Meat

13:50-14:05

A FOCUSED REVIEW OF SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE ON THE WELFARE OF AUSTRALIAN MEAT CHICKENS

Jean-Loup Rault University of Melbourne, Australia

14:05-14:20

EFFECTS OF LIGHT INTENSITY ON BROILER PRODUCTIVITY AND LEG HEALTH

Jean-Loup Rault University of Melbourne, Australia

14:20-14:30

THE IMPACT OF β-MANNANASE ENZYME ON THE INTESTINAL HEALTH OF BROILERS UNDER COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS

Avril Grieve Elanco Animal Health, Australia

14:30-14:40

IMPORTANCE OF HATCH TIME AND ACCESS TO FEED ON BROILER MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT

Dean Powell University of Sydney, Australia
14:40-14:45

THE EFFECT OF A PLANT ALKALOID SUPPLEMENT ON PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS UNDER NECROTIC ENTERITIS

Danny Xue University of New England, Australia
14:45-14:50

IMPROVEMENT IN GROWTH RESPONSES OF BROILER CHICKENS WITH PROLONGED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION OF PROCESSED PLANT PROTEIN

Apeh Omede – University of New England, Australia
14:50-14:55

HOCK BRUISES IN BROILERS ARE INDICATIVE OF LEG WEAKNESS

Peter Groves – University of Sydney, Australia
14:55-15:00

RESIDUAL YOLK SAC CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS UPTAKE OVER THREE DAYS

Ryan Hopcroft – University of Sydney, Australia
15:00-15:05

EFFECTS OF CRUDE ILEAL AND CAECAL FLORA MIX ON NECROTIC ENTERITIS

Chuck Keerqin – University of New England, Australia
15:05-15:10

EFFECT OF ELEVATED DIGESTIBLE AMINO ACIDS IN HIGH CANOLA MEAL DIETS ON FEED CONSUMPTION AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS

Mehdi Toghyani – University of New England, Australia
15:10-15:15

EVALUATION OF A LIGNOCELLULOSE-RICH FIBRE SOURCE AND PARTICLE SIZE ON BROILER GROWTH PERFORMANCE

Sarbast Kheravii – University of New England, Australia
15:15-15:20

IMPROVING VILLAGE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AND CHICKEN WELFARE IN CAMBODIA

 – SARDI, Australia
15:20-15:25

STUDY ON BROILER PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS UNDER DIFFERENT BROODING SYSTEMS IN THE TROPICS

M.D Akhtar-Uz-Zaman – Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh
15:25-15:55 AFTERNOON TEA

LAYER WELFARE AND HEALTH

Chair: Ms. Jojo Jackson - AECL

15:55-16:05

ASSESSING OPTIMAL OUTDOOR STOCKING DENSITY IN FREE-RANGE LAYING

Dana Campbell CSIRO, Australia

16:05-16:15

FREE-RANGING BY LAYING HENS SOON AFTER THE POP-HOLES OPEN

Greg Cronin University of Sydney, Australia

16:15-16:25

IS RANGE USE RELATED TO FEARFULNESS AND PLUMAGE DAMAGE?

Kate Hartcher – University of Sydney, Australia

16:25-16:35

USE OF DIFFERENT OUTDOOR AREAS IN COMMERCIAL FREE-RANGE LAYERS USING RFID TECHNOLOGY

Hannah Larsen University of Melbourne, Australia
16:35-16:45

WANDERERS VERSUS STAY AT HOME: WHO HAS THE BETTER GUTS?

Mini Singh University of Sydney, Australia
16:45-16:50

IDENTIFYING FEATHER PECKING AND FEATHER EATING ISA BROWN HENS USING ARTIFICIAL FEATHER PRESENTATION

Kevin Prescilla – University of Sydney, Australia
16:50-16:55

DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE INFECTION MODEL FOR ASCARIDIA GALLI IN LAYING HENS

Isabella Ruhnke – University of New England, Australia
16:55-17:00

ISA BROWN LAYING HENS ON THE RANGE ARE INITIALLY MORE ATTRACTED TO OVERHEAD COVER THAN PERCHES

Greg Cronin – University of Sydney, Australia
17:00-17:05

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DIETARY CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS ON EGG PRODUCTION AND QUALITY OF LAYING HENS USING THE GEOMETRIC FRAMEWORK

Cormac O'Shea – University of Sydney, Australia
17:05-17:10

A NEW DOUBLE CHOICE MODEL DEVELOPED IN LAYING HENS REVEALS HIGH PREFERENCE FOR L-ALANINE

Sungbo Cho – University of Queensland, Australia
17:10-17:15

NSP ENZYME COMPLEX IMPROVES PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF LAYING HENS

Alex Wu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore
17:15-17:20

EFFECT OF TWO DIFFERENT FIBRE SOURCES ON GROWTH AND IMMUNE FUNCTION IN GROWER LAYER-PULLETS

Sherzad Hussein – La Trobe University, Australia
17:20-17:45 Post Graduate and Student Introductions - sponsored by the Poultry CRC
17:45-20:30 Post Graduate Welcome BBQ - Roundhouse Lawns - sponsored by the Poultry CRC


| Sunday, 8 Feb | Monday, 9 Feb | Tuesday, 10 Feb | Wednesday, 11 Feb |


Tuesday 16th February 2016

FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Juliet Roberts - University of New England

9:00-9:45

WORKING WITH THE EGG STRUCTURE TO MINIMISE SALMONELLOSIS

Nick Sparks – Scotland's Rural College, Roslin Institute, UK

9:45-10:15

THROUGH-CHAIN MANAGEMENT OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH POULTRY MEAT IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Mitchell Groves – Safe Food Production Queensland, Australia

10:15-10:45

SALMONELLA AND CAMPYLOBACTER IN POULTRY IN AUSTRALIA

Margaret Sexton – PIRSA, Australia

10:45-11:15

MORNING TEA

 

FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY (cont.)

Chair: Dr. Wendy Muir - University of Sydney

11:15-11:45

ON-FARM CONTROL OF CAMPYLOBACTER

Nick Sparks Scotland's Rural College, Roslin Institute, UK

11:45-11:55

EFFECT OF PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND FLOCK AGE ON EGG QUALITY

Sami Samiullah – University of New England, Australia

11:55-12:05

BODY WEIGHT UNIFORMITY AND EGGSHELL QUALITY OF HENS IN A FREE-RANGE PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Elfira Suawa – University of New England, Australia
12:05-12:15

THE EFFECT OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION WITH CALCIUM PIDOLATE AND 25-HYDROXYCHOLECALCIFEROL ON EGG QUALITY IN COMMERCIAL LAYING HENS

Juliet Roberts – University of New England, Australia
12:15-12:25

EFFECT OF PASTURE AND FEED ADDITIVES ON PERFORMANCE AND EGG QUALITY IN RANGING LAYING HENS

Zafar Iqbal – University of New England, Australia
12:25-12:30

ALPHA D3 LAYERS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CALCIUM AT THE END OF PRODUCTION PHASE

Juan Chica – Premex Inc, USA
12:30-12:35

ADDITION OF OAT HULLS IN BROILER DIETS TO IMPROVE UTILISATION OF FULL FAT CANOLA SEED

Reza Barekatain – SARDI, Australia
12:35-12:40

TOWARDS COMMERCIALIZATION OF OMEGA-3 ENRICHED CHICKEN MEAT

Khaled Kanakri – University of Adelaide, Australia
12:40-12:45

HYDROXY-SELENOMETHIONINE CONTRIBUTES TO MAINTAIN COLOR STABILITY IN TURKEY MEAT

Mickael Briens – Adisseo France S.A.S, France
12:45-13:45

LUNCH


PHOSPHORUS, PHYTATE & PHYTASE

Chair: Adj. Assoc. Prof. Peter Selle - University of Sydney

13:45-14:15

GLOBAL PHOSPHORUS SCARCITY: A FOOD SECURE FUTURE?

Dana Cordell – University of Technology Sydney, Australia

14:15-14:45

BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED PHYTASES

Robert Speight – Queensland University of Technology, Australia

14:45-14:55

THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF ELEVATED PHYTASE INCLUSIONS IN MAIZE-BASED BROILER DIETS

Amy Moss – University of Sydney, Australia

 
14:55-15:05

PROTEIN AND ENERGY RATIOS INFLUENCE PERFORMANCE IN BROILER CHICKENS

Sonia Yun Liu – University of Sydney, Australia

15:05-15:15

PHYTATE DEGRADATION IN THE GIZZARD IS PIVOTAL TO PHYTASE RESPONSES IN BROILER CHICKENS

Ha Hong Truong – University of Sydney, Australia

15:15-15:25

INFLUENCE OF CALCIUM, AVAILABLE PHOSPHORUS AND PHYTASE ON BROILER GROWTH PERFORMANCE, FOOT ASH AND NUTRIENT RETENTION

Hadden Graham – AB Vista, UK

15:25-15:40

IMPACTS OF DIETARY CALCIUM, PHYTATE AND NON-PHYTATE PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATIONS, WITHOUT AND WITH PHYTASE, ON MYO-INOSITOL HEXAPHOSPHATE (IP6) DEGRADATION IN BROILERS

Milan Hruby – Danisco Animal Nutrition, DuPont, USA

15:40-15:45

SUPER-DOSE LEVELS OF PROTEASE AND PHYTASE ENABLE UTILIZATION OF RAW SOYBEAN MEALS IN BROILER DIETS

Mammo Erdaw – University of New England, Australia

15:45-16:15

AFTERNOON TEA


AVIAN INFLUENZA

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Jenny-Ann Toribio - University of Sydney

16:15-16:45

2015 USA HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA OUTBREAK REVIEW AND LESSONS LEARNED

Travis Schaal – Hyline International, USA

16:45-17:00

ON-FARM SURVEYS TO INFORM AVIAN INFLUENZA RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL

Angela Scott – University of Sydney, Australia

   
18:00 SHARP Bus Departs Rydges Camperdown for Darling Harbour
18:45-22:45 Symposium Dinner @ The Australian National Maritime Museum


| Sunday, 8 Feb | Monday, 9 Feb | Tuesday, 10 Feb | Wednesday, 11 Feb |


Wednesday 17th February 2016

8:00-9:00 WPSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Palfrey Room

ALTERNATIVES TO ANTIBIOTICS

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Peter Groves - University of Sydney

9:00-9:45

PROBIOTICS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTICS FOR TREATING LAMENESS DUE TO BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN BROILERS

Robert Wideman Jr. – University of Arkansas, USA

9:45-10:30

LIFE WITHOUT ANTIBIOTIC GROWTH PROMOTERS - A UK PERSPECTIVE

Steve Pritchard – Premier Nutrition, UK

10:30-10:35

BIOMARKERS OF INCREASED INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY IN CHICKENS

Saad Gilani – University of Adelaide, Australia

10:35-10:40

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION OF CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS STIMULATES GUT PROTECTIVE MECHANISMS IN BROILERS

Hafsa Zaneb - University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan

10:40-10:45

BACILLUS SUBTILIS IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS FED MEDICATED OR NON-MEDICATED FEED

Estelle Devillard – Adisseo France S.A.S, France

10:45-10:50

NOVEL BACILLUS SUBTILIS STRAINS BRINGS CONSISTENT IMPROVEMENT OF PERFORMANCE IN BROILERS

Estelle Devillard – Adisseo France S.A.S, France

10:50-11:15 MORNING TEA

GENERAL NUTRITION

Chair: Prof. Wayne Bryden - University of Queensland

11:15-11:30

INFLUENCE OF WHOLE WHEAT INCLUSION AND EXOGENOUS ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND NUTRIENT UTILISATION IN BROILER STARTERS

Reza Abdollahi – Massey University, New Zealand

11:30-11:40

INFLUENCE OF FEED INGREDIENTS ON PHYSICAL PELLET QUALITY AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN BROILER CHICKENS

Reza Abdollahi – Massey University, New Zealand

11:40-11:50 EFFECT OF PELLETING TEMPERATURES AND ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS FED A WHEAT-BASED DIET

Hadden Graham – AB Vista, UK

11:50-12:00

BREED, GENDER AND FEED ENZYMES AFFECT ABILITY OF MEAT CHICKENS TO EXTRACT ENERGY FROM WHEAT

Bob Hughes – SARDI, Australia

12:00-12:10

CALCIUM AND SODIUM IN BROILER BONE - WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP?

Linda Browning – University of Sydney, Australia

12:10-12:15

MEETING CREATINE NEEDS OF MODERN BROILERS VIA GUANIDINOACETIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION IN DIETS WITH OR WITHOUT ANIMAL PROTEIN

Girish Channarayapatna - Evonik, Singapore

12:15-12:20

META-ANALYSIS OF TRIALS CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF A MULTI ENZYME COMPLEX IN CORN-SOYBEAN MEAL FED BROILERS

Alex Wu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

12:20-12:25

EFFECTS OF XYLANASE, ARABINOFURANOSIDASE, AND THEIR COMBINATION ON IN VITRO DIGESTIBILITY OF MAIN RAW MATERIALS

Estelle Devillard – Adisseo France S.A.S, France

 12:25-12:30

GLOBAL APPLICABILITY OF NIR CALIBRATIONS FOR PREDICTING APPARENT METABOLISABLE ENERGY OF GRAINS FOR BROILERS

John Black – John Black Consulting, Australia
12:30-12:35

THE EFFECTS OF VARIABLE BUTTIAUXELLA PHYTASE DOSE ON MARKET-AGE BROILER PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS

Milan Hruby – Danisco Animal Nutrition, Dupont, USA
12:35-12:45

RVA STARCH PASTING PROFILES MAY BE INDICATIVE OF FEED GRAIN QUALITY

Peter Selle – University of Sydney, Australia
   
12:45-12:55 Poultry CRC Student Award  - TBA
12:55-13:00 Close of APSS 2016 – Associate Professor Juliet Roberts
13:00-14:00

Lunch



| Sunday, 8 Feb | Monday, 9 Feb | Tuesday, 10 Feb | Wednesday, 11 Feb |