2014 APSS Symposium Program


| Sunday, 16 Feb | Monday, 17 Feb | Tuesday, 18 Feb | Wednesday, 19 Feb |


Sunday 16 February 2014

17:30 - 20:30

Pre Registration & Informal Avian Science Forum

 

Great Hall – Main Quad, University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Derick Balnave and Emeritus Professor Frank Annison - PRF Honorary Governors
  • Mr. John McLeish – Longtime Industry Member
  • Mr. Adam Naylor – WPSA Queensland Branch President
 

Beat the rush on Monday, register, pickup your satchel and name badge and enjoy the informal session with our special guest speakers sharing their views on "The History of the Australian Poultry Science Symposia”, celebrating our 25th Anniversary Meeting and the importance of R & D extension to the Poultry Industry.

Open bar, finger food and a light buffet dinner included $20/person.

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



| Sunday, 16 Feb | Monday, 17 Feb | Tuesday, 18 Feb | Wednesday, 19 Feb |


Monday 17 February 2014

8:00-9:30 Registration and Morning Tea 
9:30-9:40 Opening of Symposium
  • Judith O’Keeffe - President,  Poultry Research Foundation
  • Peter Groves - Acting Director, Poultry Research Foundation

EARLY CHICK NUTRITION

Chair: Dr. Vivien Kite - RIRDC Chicken Meat Program

9:40-10:25

Effect of nutrition on broiler breast muscle development: Possible transdifferentiation of myogenic satellite cells to an adipogenic lineage

Sandra Velleman  - Ohio State University, USA

10:25-11:10

Nutritional status and muscle development in pre-and post-hatch broilers

Orna Halevy – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

11:10-11:25

Influence of nutritional restriction on satellite cell activity and adipogenic transdifferentiation

Dean Powell – University of Sydney, Australia

11:25-11:40

Incubation and brooding conditions essential for the optimisation of neonatal nutrition

Rose Molenaar –Turi Foods , Australia

11:40-11:55

Betaine increases the percentage hatched in broiler breeders

David Cadogan – Feedworks, Australia

11:55-12:10

Hepatic concentrations of vitamin k in chicks of broiler breeder hens fed different forms of the vitamin

Wayne Bryden – University of Queensland, Australia

12:10-13:00

LUNCH

HOT TOPIC #1: FEED INGREDIENT QUALITY - Assessment and Enhancement

Chair: Dr. Peter Selle - University of Sydney

13:00-13:45

Rapid assessment of feed ingredient quality

John Black – John Black Consulting, Australia

13:45-14:30

Feed ingredients: Assessment and enhancement of nutritional value

Jan Dirk van der Klis – Schothorst, The Netherlands

14:30-14:45

Separate cereal grain calibrations for prediction of apparent metabolisable energy by near infrared reflective analysis

Bob Hughes – SARDI, Australia

14:45-15:00

Phytase supplementation of maize-,sorghum- or wheat-based broiler diets

Sonia Yun Liu – University of Sydney, Australia

15:00-15:30

AFTERNOON TEA


BROILER NUTRITION

Chair: Wayne Bryden - University of Queensland

15:30-15:40

Phenolic compounds and phytate influences starch and protein digestion rates in sorghum-based broiler diets

Sonia Yun Liu – University of Sydney, Australia

 
15:40-15:50

Impact of processing conditions and chemical composition on energy utilisation of expeller-extracted canola meal for broiler chickens

Mehdi Toghyani – University of New England, Australia

15:50-16:00

Improving the nutritive value of lupin using a combination of pectinase and xylanase

Mahmoud Khalil  – University of Western Australia, Australia

16:00-16:10

The effect of nsp enzyme and particle size on the apparent metabolisable energy of wheat based broiler diet

Kevin Liu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

16:10-16:20

Broiler study shows full efficacy of methionine hydroxy analogue

Kevin Liu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

16:20-16:30

A new pure organic selenium source based on seleno-hydroxy-methionine: A new efficient alternative for broilers

Pierre Andre Geraert – Adisseo France,  France

16:30-16:40

Microbial phytase supplementation increases net energy of a wheat-soybean meal diet

Alex Wu – University of New England, Australia

16:40-16:50

Feed structure: How much does the broiler require

Adam Sacranie – Nutreco, Spain

 
16:50-17:00

Performance of broilers fed diets added with two levels of porcine or bovine spray-dried plasma

Momen Bhuiyan – University of New England, Australia

17:00-17:10

Gene cloning and sequences analysis of the mc1r gene in liancheng white and cherry valley ducks

Cena Wang – University of Queensland, Australia
   
17:10-17:30 Post Graduate and Student Introductions sponsored by the Poultry CRC
   
17:30-20:30 Post Graduate Welcome BBQ – Main Quadrangle Lawns and Cloisters


| Sunday, 16 Feb | Monday, 17 Feb | Tuesday, 18 Feb | Wednesday, 19 Feb |


Tuesday 18 February 2014

THE ROLE OF GUT HEALTH IN POULTRY PRODUCTION

Chair: Dr. Wendy Muir – University of Sydney

9:00-9:45

Gut health, intestinal innate immunity and performance

Theo Niewold – Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium

9:45-10:30

The gut immune system: A new frontier in gut health research

Hyun Lillehoj – ARS - USDA, USA

10:30-10:45

The histomorphometry  changes produced by eimeria and fishmeal in a broiler necrotic enteritis challenge model

Shubiao Wu – University of New England, Australia

10:45-11:15

MORNING TEA


THE ROLE OF GUT HEALTH IN POULTRY PRODUCTION (Cont.)

Chair: Professor Mingan Choct – Poultry CRC

11:15-11:30

Sodium metabisulphite influences sites of starch digestion, energy utilisation and feed conversion in sorghum-based broiler diets

Peter Selle – University of Sydney, Australia

11:30-11:45

The relationship between feed enzyme efficacy and starch digestion rate in broiler chickens

Yumin Bao – University of Sydney, Australia

11:45-11:55

Effects of electrolytes and vitamin c on growth performances and antioxidant enzyme activity of broilers during summer period

Chackrit Nuengjamnong - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 
11:55-12:05

Sequential dilution of starter diet with whole grains: effect on performance of broiler chickens

Nishchal Kumar Sharma – University of New England, Australia

12:05-12:15

High lipid, low protein diet increases net energy in broilers

Nicholas Rodgers – University of New England, Australia

12:15-12:25

Evaluating range usage of commercial free range broilers and its effect on bird performance using radio frequency indentification  (rfid)

Tugrul Durali – University of Sydney, Australia

12:25-12:35

Betaine supplementation affects energy partitioning in broilers

Hong Nguyen – University of New England, Australia

12:35-12:45

The effect of threonine and arginine supplementation in low crude protein diets on performance and intestinal morphology in broiler chickens

Majid Toghyani – Islamic Azad University, Iran

12:35-12:55

Effect of low nutrient-low density diet on gut environment and production of broiler chicken

Akhtar Zaman – Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Science University, Bangladesh

12:55-13:45

LUNCH


LAYER PRODUCTION

Chair: Dr. Jeff Downing – University of Sydney

13:45-13:55

Go outside and play? behavioural time budget of free-range laying hens in a natural shrub structure

Hannah Larsen – University of Melbourne, Australia

13:55-14:05

The attractiveness of loose feathers to free-range laying hens exhibiting severe feather-pecking

Kate Hartcher – University of Sydney, Australia

14:05-14:15

Body weight, flock uniformity and egg quality of flocks reared in two different rearing sheds

Elfira Suawa – University of New England, Australia

14:15-14:25

Maintenance of shell colour in free range laying hens

Juliet Roberts – University of New England, Australia

14:25-14:35

Effects of dietary corticosterone on egg production and quality in laying hens

Yang-Ho Choi – Gyeongsand National University, Republic of Korea

14:35-15:00 AFTERNOON TEA

LAYER PRODUCTION (Cont.)

Chair: Dr. Angus Crossan - AECL

15:00-15:10

Effects of selenium sources on egg selenium enrichment:  A new alternative

Pierre Andre Geraert – Adisseo France SAS, France

15:10-15:20

Effect of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol supplementation on egg quality, body weight and feed intake in commercial laying hens

Khalid Al Zahrani – University of New England, Australia

15:20-15:30

Evaluation of different protections of butyric acid on performance and egg characteristics of white leghorn layer hens

Monica Puyalto – Norel SA, Spain

15:30-15:40

Effects of dietary available phosphorus and calcium levels with or without phytase on performance of hy-line laying hens

Tsung Yu Yang – University of Queensland, Australia

15:40-15:50

Exploring the calcium appetite of layers with choice feeding

Emma Bradbury – University of Sydney, Australia

15:50-16:00

Eggshell uniformity and the relationship between shell structures and shell translucency, examined by computated tomography (ct) and scanning electron microscopy (sem)

Aaron Ray – University of New England, Australia

16:00-16:10

Protoporphyrin quantification from eggshells of laying hens challenged with infectious bronchitis virus strains (n1/88 and t strains)

Sami Samiullah – University of New England, Australia
16:10-16:20

Performance and eggshell quality in laying hens fed two diets through the day with different levels of calcium or phosphorous

Jon de los Mozos – Nutreco, Spain

   
17:15 Sharp Bus Departs Rydges Camperdown & Adina Apartments for transfers to King Street Wharf 3 for Ferry Ride to Milsons Point (Luna Park)
   
18:30-22:30

Symposium Dinner – Crystal Palace Ballroom, Luna Park with rides on the Giant Ferris Wheel prior to dinner with music by “The Ambassadors” during the evening.



| Sunday, 16 Feb | Monday, 17 Feb | Tuesday, 18 Feb | Wednesday, 19 Feb |


Wednesday 19 February 2014

8:30-9:30 WPSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Eastern Avenue Auditorium

OTHER INTERESTS

Chair: Dr. Stuart Wilkinson - University of Sydney

9:45-10:00

Duration of immunity following the use of poulvac® newcastle  ik vaccine in pigeons

Timothy Wilson – Scolexia Animal and Avian Health, Australia

10:00-10:15

The motivation of japanese quails (coturnix japonica) to dustbath is influenced by early experience with peat

Irek Malecki – University of Western Australia, Australia

10:15-10:30

Fertility of japanese quails in mixed age pair matings

Irek Malecki – University of Western Australia, Australia

10:30-10:40

Effect of intraperitoneal administration of ghrelin on serum insulin and glucose levels in native turkey

Habib Aghdam Shahryar - Islamic Azad University, Iran

10:40-10:50

Metabolisable energy value of guar meal for broiler chicks can be influenced by method of determination

Abbas Gheisari – Islamic Azad University, Iran

10:50-11:30 MORNING TEA

HOT TOPIC #2: LEG HEALTH AND FLOCK MOBILITY – Risks and opportunities

Chair: Peter Groves - Acting Director, PRF

11:30-12:15

Nutritional impact on mobility and leg issues in poultry

Layi Adeola – Purdue Univeristy, USA

12:15-13:00

Broiler lameness in the united states: an industry perspective

Randy Mitchell – Perdue Farms, USA

13:00-13:15

Choice feeding broilers: investigating the interaction between phytase, calcium and phosphorus

Emma Bradbury – University of Sydney, Australia

13:15-13:30

Efficacy of a novel bacterial phytase on broiler performance and tibia ash content when offered diets containing rice bran

Dina Joardar – DSM Nutritional Products,  Singapore

13:30-13:40

Effect of choice feeding on footpad dermatitis and tonic immobility in broiler chickens

Abbas Gheisari – Islamic Azad University, Iran

   
13:40-14:00 Close of APSS 2014 – Associate Professor Juliet Roberts
   
14:00

Lunch



| Sunday, 16 Feb | Monday, 17 Feb | Tuesday, 18 Feb | Wednesday, 19 Feb |