2018 APSS Symposium Program


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Sunday 4th February, 2018

14:30- 16:30

AGRIFUTURES AUSTRALIA - CME PROGRAM (OPEN SESSION)

@ Hyde Park Room, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

 

This is an Open Session introducing the Agrifutures Chicken Meat Program and  Team. The session will highlight current areas of research, in particular Sorghum Research Work and Net Energy Work.
There will be presentations by Georgie Townsend, Peter Selle, Sonia Liu, Amy Moss and Bob Swick.

Everyone is welcome to attend this session prior to the start of APSS 2018!

 

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17:00- 19:00

PRE-REGISTRATIONS from 5:00pm

@ Hyde Park Room, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

 

Beat the crowds and enjoy a sleep-in on Monday morning by registering for the conference early.

Pick up your satchel and name badge, then feel free to mingle with the other early birds.

Drinks and Canapes will commence at 6:00pm.

 

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19:00- 19:30

THE GRATE DEBATE - Sponsored by EW Nutrition

@ Hyde Park Room, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

 

The Grate debate is back this year, with the Whippersnappers taking on the Dinosaurs on the topic:

"In the context of Poultry Nutrition, the energy of youth is better than the experience of the aged"

Whippersappers:

Sonia Liu
Fabian Barcelo
Santiago Ramirez

Dinosaurs:

Peter Selle
John McLeish
Bob Hughes

Adjudicator:

Peter Chrystal

19:30- 20:30

Pre-Registration + Drinks and canapes will resume for 1 hr following the debate.



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Monday 5th February, 2018

7:00-8:55

REGISTRATIONS

@ Hyde Park Room, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

9:00-9:15

OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM

@ Grand Ballroom I, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

  • Judith O’Keeffe - President,  Poultry Research Foundation
  • Peter Groves - Director, Poultry Research Foundation

LOW PROTEIN BROILER RATIONS

Chair: Kylie Hewson - AgriFutures: Chicken Meat

9:15-10:00

THE CHALLENGES CONFRONTING CHICKEN MEAT PRODUCERS IN GREAT BRITAIN IN RELATION TO LOW PROTEIN DIETS

Patrick Garland – Premier Nutrition, UK

10:00-10:15

WHY DO WE NEED LOW PROTEIN MEAT CHICKEN DIETS?

Matthew Hilliar – University of New England, Australia

10:15-10:30

DIETARY STARCH INFLUENCES PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS OFFERED LOW-PROTEIN DIETS

Peter Selle University of Sydney, Australia

10:30-10:45

RAPIDLY DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN INFLUENCES STARCH AND PROTEIN DIGESTIVE DYNAMICS, DIGESTIBILITY AND CONCENTRATIONS OF AMINO ACIDS IN PORTAL CIRCULATION IN BROILER CHICKENS

Ha Hong Truong – CSIRO, Bribie Island Research Centre, Australia

10:45-11:15

MORNING TEA

LOW PROTEIN BROILER RATIONS cont.

Chair: Georgina Townsend - AgriFutures: Chicken Meat

11:15-12:00

AMINO ACID NUTRITION UPDATE TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL LOW PROTEIN DIETS IN BROILER CHICKENS

William Lambert – Ajinomoto Eurolysine S.A.S, France

12:00-12:12

LOW PROTEIN DIETS AND SYNTHETIC GLUCOCORTICOIDS ALTER INTESTINAL BARRIER FUNCTION AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS

Reza Barekatain – SARDI, Australia

12:12-12:24

INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF GLYCINE AND GLYCINE EQUIVALENTS ON MEAT CHICKEN PERFORMANCE UNDER LOW PROTEIN DIETS

Matthew Hilliar – University of New England, Australia

12:24-12:36

THE SELECTION ELEMENT IN WHOLE GRAIN FEEDING REGIMES

Amy Moss – University of Sydney, Australia
12:36-12:48

EFFECTS OF DIETARY INSOLUBLE AND SOLUBLE NON-STARCH POLYSACCHARIDES ON PERFORMANCE AND ILEAL AND EXCRETA MOISTURE CONTENTS IN BROILERS

Natalie MorganUniversity of New England, Australia

12:48-13:00

INFLUENCE OF CARBOHYDRASE SUPPLEMENTATION ON METABOLISABLE ENERGY AND ILEAL NUTRIENT DIGESTIBILITY OF TWO CULTIVARS OF BARLEY FOR BROILERS

Nipuna Perera - Massey University, New Zealand

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

ADULT HEN FEEDING AND BREEDING

Chair: David Cadogan - Feedworks

14:00-14:45

PRECISION FEEDING OF BROILER BREEDERS

Martin Zuidhof – University of Alberta, Canada

14:45-14:55

EFFECTS OF DIETARY PROTEIN LEVELS DURING REARING OF BROILER BREEDERS ON EGG PRODUCTION ANDFERTILITY DURING PRODUCTION, AND OFFSPRING GROWTH PERFORMANCE

Elham Assadi Soumeh University of Queensland, Australia

14:55-15:05

VITAMIN K ENRICHED EGGS: BENEFITS FOR THE CONSUMER, THE FARMER AND THE HEN

Andrea Talbot – Agricure Scientific Organics Pty Ltd, Australia
15:05-15:15

THE EFFECT OF CHOICE FEEDING OF DIETS VARYING IN DIETARY CA AND AVAILABLE-P CONCENTRATIONS AND RATIOS ON INTAKE AND EGG QUALITY OF LAYERS

Ha Hong Truong CSIRO, Bribie Island Research Centre, Australia

15:15-15:25

PERFORMANCE AND EGG QUALITY OF LAYERS FED DIETS WITH LOW AND HIGH NET ENERGY : METABOLISABLE ENERGY RATIO

Shahram Barzegar – University of New England, Australia

15:25-15:35

COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF PRODUCTION TRAITS IN COMMERCIAL LAYERS UNDER FREE RANGE, SEMI-INTENSIVE AND INTENSIVE HOUSING SYSTEMS

Athar Mahmud – Univeristy of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pakistan

15:35-15:45

DETECTION OF UNDER- AND OVER-PROCESSING OF SOY PRODUCTS BY NIR TECHNOLOGY

Pradeep Rajalekshmy Krishnan - Evonik (SEA) Pte. Ltd, Singapore

15:45-16:00

POSTER INTRODUCTIONS & SLIDESHOW OF POSTERS

Rick Carter - Kemin Industries, Australia

 

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16:00-17:00

POSTER SESSION - Sponsored by Kemin Industries

@ Grand Ballroom II, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

 

Afternoon tea and drinks will be served while observing this years posters.



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Tuesday 6th February, 2018

EGG INDUSTRY STANDARDS & GUIDELINES

Chair: Gemma Wyburn - Australian Eggs

9:00-9:30

ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES - THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS IN PUBLIC DEBATES

John Dunn – Egg Farmers Australia

9:30-9:45

RANGE ENRICHMENT ON COMMERCIAL FREE RANGE LAYER FARMS

Caroline de Koning – SARDI, Australia

9:45-10:00

A REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT FOR LAYING HENS DURING REARING IN RELATION TO THEIR BEHAVIOURAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

Dana Campbell – CSIRO Armidale, Australia

10:00-10:15

ESTIMATION OF OPTIMAL METHIONINE, GLYCINE, AND TRYPTOPHAN LEVELS TO IMPROVE PLUMAGE CONDITION IN ISA BROWN LAYING HENS

Kevin Prescilla – University of Sydney, Australia
10:15-10:45 MORNING TEA

LAYER HEN WELLBEING

Chair: Jojo Jackson - Australian Eggs

10:45-11:15

INSIGHTS INTO ASSESSMENT OF THE WELFARE OF LAYING HENS IN AUSTRALIA

Alan Tilbrook – University of Queensland, Australia

11:15-11:30

NATURALLY-INSPIRED INTERMITTENT LIGHTING SCHEDULES TO IMPROVE BEHAVIOURAL SYNCHRONISATION IN LAYER CHICKS

Joanne Edgar – University of Bristol, UK

11:30-11:45

THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT LEVEL FROM 1 TO 7 WEEKS OF AGE, AND STRESS AT 16 WEEKS, ON PLUMAGE DAMAGE AND INJURIOUS PECKING IN ISA BROWN PULLETS REARED FOR FREE-RANGE EGG PRODUCTION

Greg Cronin - University of Sydney, Australia

11:45-12:00

THE IMPACT OF RANGE USE ON FLOCK UNIFORMITY IN COMMERCIAL FREE-RANGE LAYING HENS

Terence Sibanda – University of New England, Australia

12:00-13:15

LUNCH

12:15-13:15

WPSA AGM (During Lunch)
@ Hyde Park Room, Level 2, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney


LAYER HEN WELLBEING cont.

Chair: Raymond Chia - Australian Eggs

13:15-14:00

CONTROL AND MONITORING OF SALMONELLA IN EGG-LAYING CHICKENS

Richard Gast – USDA, USA

14:00-14:12

EFFECT OF FEED ACIDIFICATION AND CONDITIONING TEMPERATURE ON FEED HYGIENE AND SALMONELLA RECOVERY FROM MASH AND PELLETED BROILER FEED

Joshua Jendza – BASF Corporation, USA

14:12-14:24

COMPATIBILITY OF A NEW MULTISTRAIN PROBIOTIC WITH A LIVE-ATTENUATED SALMONELLA VACCINE IN CHICKENS

Dorthe Sandvang – Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

14:24-14:36

EFFICACY OF COMMERCIAL DISINFECTANTS AGAINST BIOFILMS FORMED BY SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM

Kapil Chousalkar – University of Adelaide, Australia
14:36-14:48

THE IMPACT OF RANGE USE ON CAECAL MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION IN FREE-RANGE LAYING HENS

Isabella Ruhnke – University of New England, Australia
14:48-15:00

CALCIUM PIDOLATE IMPROVES EGG QUALITY WHEN IT IS FED TO COMMERCIAL LAYERS FROM 50 WEEKS OF AGE

Benjamin Pollet - Dietaxion S.A.S, France

15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON TEA

LAYER HEN WELLBEING cont.

Chair: Tamsyn Crowley - Poultry Hub Australia

15:30-16:00

SPOTTY LIVER DISEASE

Robert Moore – RMIT University, Australia

16:00-16:15

PREVALENCE OF PLUMAGE DAMAGE AND INVESTIGATION OF ASSOCIATED NUTRITIONAL FACTORS FOR FREE RANGE LAYING HENS IN AUSTRALIA

Mini Singh – University of Sydney, Australia

16:15-16:30

PERCEPTIONS, PERFORMANCE AND PERSONALITY TRAITS OF AUSTRALIAN COMMERCIAL CHICKEN FARMERS WITH REGARDS TO BIOSECURITY PRACTICES

Angela Bullanday Scott – University of Sydney, Australia

16:30-17:00

CONSUMER INSIGHTS INTO SUSTAINABILITY AND ANIMAL WELFARE

Nick Hover – Woolworths, Australia

   
18:30-22:30

SYMPOSIUM DINNER HARBOUR CRUISE - STARSHIP SYDNEY

Departing from Circular Quay @ 6:30pm SHARP

Trains leave St. James Station in Hyde Park every 3-5 mins, otherwise it's a 15 min walk from Sheraton on the Park. Rail transfers are included, please be sure to collect your OPAL card from Jo-Ann when you pick up your dinner ticket.



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Wednesday 7th February, 2018

HOT TOPICS: CONSUMER VIEWS & BIG DATA

Chair: Juliet Roberts - WPSA President, Australia Branch

9:00-9:30

HAPPIER CHICKENS LAY TASTIER EGGS: MOTIVATIONS FOR BUYING FREE-RANGE EGGS IN AUSTRALIA

Heather Bray – University of Adelaide, Australia

9:30-10:15

ENHANCING RESEARCH COMMUNICATION THROUGH INFORMATION DESIGN AND VISUAL STORYTELLING: REFLECTIONS ON 10 YEARS OF APSS PROCEEDINGS FIGURES

Martin Krzywinski – Genome Sciences Centre, Canada

10:15-10:27

EFFECS OF FEED ACIDIFICATION AND CONDITIONING TEMPERATURE ON NUTRIENT DIGESTIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILER STARTERS FED WHEAT-BASED PELLETED DIETS

Muhammad Reza Abdollahi – Massey University, New Zealand

10:27-10:39

CAN XYLANASE INHIBITORS AFFECT THE EFFICACY OF XYLANASES IN POULTRY DIETS?

Hadden Graham – AB Vista, UK

10:39-11:00 MORNING TEA

BIG DATA cont.

Chair: Christine Clark - AusPac Ingredients Pty Ltd

11:00-11:30

BIG DATA FOR POULTRY – WHAT IS POSSIBLE?

Stuart Wilkinson – Feedworks, Australia

11:30-11:40

THE EFFECTS OF A MULTI-ENZYME AND BACILLUS PROBIOTIC COMBINATIONS ON CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS DIGESTIBILITY AND BROILER PERFORMANCE

Amir Ghane – DuPont Ltd, Thailand

11:40-11:50

EFFECTS OF DIETARY CALCIUM LEVELS ON THE PERFORMANCE AND BONE QUALITY OF YOUNG BROILERS

Cibele Araujo Torres – Trouw Nutrition, Spain

11:50-12:00

A NOVEL CARBOHYDRASE RESTORED NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY IN A 3% SILICA-DILUTED BROILER DIET

Alex Wu - Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

HEALTH

Chair: David Sherwood - EW-Nutrition

13:00-13:10

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT METHODS TO DETERMINE THE GASTROINTESTINAL PASSAGE RATE IN POULTRY

Manisha Kolakshyapati – University of New England, Australia

13:10-13:20

INFLUENCE OF HATCH TIME ON MEAT CHICKEN LEG STRENGTH

Ryan Hopcroft – University of Sydney, Australia
13:20-13:30

IMPACT OF GRAIN TYPE ON PERFORMANCE AND GUT MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION IN BROILERS UNDER NECROTIC ENTERITIS CHALLENGE

Kosar Gharib Naseri – University of New England, Australia
13:30-13:40

CONSISTENCY OF EFFICACY OF BACILLUS BASED PROBIOTICS ON VARIOUS DIET COMPOSITIONS

Kevin Liu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore
13:40-13:50

EFFECT OF PERFROMANCE PARAMETERS OF DIFFERENT  DOSES OF A NOVEL BACILLUS CHCC15076 PROBIOTIC FEED STRAIN FOR THE CONTROL OF NECROTIC ENTERITIS IN BROILERS

Dorthe Sandvang – Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

13:50-14:00

PERFORMANCE AND INTESTINAL HEALTH OF BROILER CHICKENS SUPPLEMENTED WITH A PROTEASE AND FED A STANDARD DIET OR A LOW-DENSITY DIET

Jean-Christophe Bodin – Jefo Nutrition Inc., Canada

   
14:00-14:15

STUDENT AWARDS

Associate Professor Tamsyn Crowley - Director, PoultryHub Australia will present the Mingan Choct Award for the most outstanding Postgraduate presentation along with their first funding announcement

Associate Professor Peter Groves - Director, Poultry Research Foundation will present the award for the best Postgraduate Poster presentation sponsored by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

14:15-14:30

CLOSE OF APSS 2018

  • Julie Roberts – University of New England
  • Peter Groves – University of Sydney
14:30-15:00

AFTERNOON TEA



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Posters

BROILER HEALTH & WELFARE
1

DOES MATERNAL FLOCK AGE AND PRE-STARTER DIET COMPOSITION ALTER LEG STRENGTH IN COBB 500 CHICKS?

Wendy Muir - University of Sydney, Australia

2

INTERMITTENT LIGHTING IMPROVES RESILIENCE OF BROILERS DURING THE PEAK PHASE OF SUB-CLINICAL NECROTIC ENTERITIS INFECTION

Ines Rodrigues - University of New England, Australia

3

β-GLUCAN ENRICHED YEAST CELL WALL ADJUVANTS STIMULATED HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSE AND PROTECTED BROILERS AGAINST VIRAL CHALLENGE

Laurine Faivre - Phileo-Lesaffre Animal Care, France

4

EFFECT OF VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENTATION ON PRODUCTION AND HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 70 IN BROILER CHICKENS DURING HOT-HUMID SUMMER

Jaydip Rokade - Central Avian Research Institute, India

5

A BACILLUS SUBTILIS PROBIOTIC IMPROVES BROILER PERFRMANCE AND FOOTPAD CONDITION

Alex Wu - Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

6

EFFECTS OF MEAT AND BONE MEAL, PHYTASE AND ANTIBIOTICS ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN BROILER CHICKENS DURING NECROTIC ENTERITIS CHALLENGE

Holy Kwabla Zanu  - University of New England, Australia

7

ADSORPTION ASSAYS ON CLOSTRIDIUMPERFRINGENS ALPHA-TOXINS: IN VITRO AND IN VIVO APPROACHES

Marisabel Caballero - EW Nutrition, Germany

8

A REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION OF POLYPHENOLS IN POULTRY

Emma Bradbury - Ridley AgriProducts, Australia


BROILER NUTRITION
9

APPARENT METABOLIZABLE ENERGY, ILEAL DIGESTIBILITY AND BONE QUALITY OF BROILER CHICKENS FED WHEAT-BASED DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH CARBOHYDRASEs

Mohammed Al-Qahtani - University of New England, Australia

10

IMPACT OF FEEDING CONSTANT LEVELS OF COTTONSEED MEAL WITH ENZYMES ON BROILER MEAT YIELD, VISCERAL ORGAN DEVELOPMENT, ENDOGENOUS ENZYME ACTIVITY AND NUTRIENT DIGESTIBILITY

Medani E.B Abdallh - University of New England, Australia

11

ASSESSING APPARENT, TRUE AND STANDARDIZED ILEAL AMINO ACID DIGESTIBILITY OF COTTONSEED MEAL-CONTAINING DIETS WITH OR WITHOUT A MICROBIAL ENZYME BLEND

Medani E.B Abdallh - University of New England, Australia

12

YEAST CELL WALLS SUPPORT HIGHER GROWTH THAN WHOLE YEAST WHEN FED IN BROILER CHICKEN DIETS

Emmanuel Ahiwe - University of New England, Australia

13

UPREGULATED PROVENTRICULAR PEPSINOGENS AND IMPROVED FEED EFFICIENCY IN BROILERS BY THE COMBINATION OF SUPPLEMENTED SUGARCANE BAGASSE AND COARSELY GROUND CORN IN PELLETED DIETS

Sarbast Kheravii - University of New England, Australia

14

IMPROVING SOYBEAN DIGESTIBILITY WITH MONO-COMPONENT PROTEASE

Jose Otavio Sorbara - DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland

15

PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS AND TISSUE ZINC DEPOSITION IN BROILER CHICKENS IN RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HYDROXY SOURCE OF ZINC

Thi Thanh Hoai Nguyen - University of New England

16

POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF A PHYTOGENIC FEED ADDITIVE ON CARCASS AND MEAT TRAITS IN BROILERS COMPARED TO AN ANTIBIOTIC GROWTH PROMOTER

Neil Gannon - Biomin Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

17

RELATIONSHIP OF CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS AND PHYTASE TO BROILER GROWTH PERFORMANCE FROM DAY 1 TO 21

Kevin Cheng - University of Queensland, Australia

18

RESPONSE OF FINISHER BROILERS TO REDUCED DIETARY CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATIONS WITH PHYTASE ADDITION

Carry Zhang - University of Queensland, Australia

19

DIETARY CONCENTRATIONS OF PHOSPHORUS AND CALCIUM AND BROILER PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE GROWING CYCLE

David Zou - University of Queensland, Australia

20

PERFORMANCE AND CAECAL METABOLITE COMPOSITION OF BROILERS FED LOW AND HIGH PROTEIN DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH FEED ADDITIVES

Nishchal Sharma - ACE Livestock Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia


LAYER HEALTH & WELLBEING
21

IMMUNE RESPONSE FOLLOWING ASCARIDIA GALLI INFECTION IN FREE RANGE LAYING HENS

Nisha Sharma - University of New England, Australia

22

A REVIEW OF THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RELATING TO BACKYARD POULTRY IN SYDNEY AND SURROUNDING SUBURBS

Stephanie Alfred - University of Sydney, Australia

23

BIRDS FOUND OUTSIDE SHEDS SHOW LESS FEATHER DAMAGE THAN BIRDS FOUND IN SHEDS

Soressa Kitessa - South Australia Research and Development Institute, Australia

24

PREFERENCES FOR PREEN OIL CONSTITUENTS MAY HELP EXPLAIN FEATHER-EATING BEHAVIOUR IN HENS

Sungbo Cho - University of Queensland, Australia

25

INFRA-RED BEAK TRIMMING INFLUENCES, PECKING STONE CONSUMPTION, FEED INTAKE, FEED AND NUTRIENT SELECTION IN FREE RANGE LAYING HENS

Zafar Iqbal - University of New England, Australia


EGGS & EGG QUALITY
26

USING HYDROXY SELENOMETHIONINE TO ENRICH SELENIUM IN EGGS

Alex Wu - Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

27

THE EFFECT OF HEN AGE, STORAGE PERIOD AND TEMPERATURE ON EGG QUALITY IN LAYER HENS

Ferdausi Begum - University of Sydney, Australia

28

ANALYSIS OF ANTI-ASCARIDIA GALLI ANTIBODY LEVELS IN EGG YOLK TO DETECT PARASITE INFECTION IN COMMERCIAL LAYING HENS

Thi Hiep Dao - University of New England, Australia

29

THE IMPACT OF EARLY-LIFE INTERVENTION ON MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION IN FREE-RANGE LAYING HENS

Isabella Ruhnke - University of New England, Australia

30

INVESTIGATION INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRODUCTION TRAITS IN INDIVIDUALLY CAGED EARLY-LAY ISA BROWN HENS

Doreen Anene - University of Nottingham, UK


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