7th International Pheasant Management Seminar
MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. hosted our International Pheasant Management Seminar March 7-10, 2010. More than 60 people were in attendance. Guests heard a broad array of speakers, asked questions of an expert panel of Poultry Veterinarians. Speaker presentations will include: the detection of and strategies to deal with Rota-Virus, the effective use of myco-toxin binders in feed, water conditioning and management, bio-security protocols, and a recent study of the effectiveness of various poultry coccidiostats in gamebirds. Other presentations will be given by experienced gamebird producers. Attendees also participated in extensive farm tours at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc., the largest pheasant production operation in the United States and necropsy and egg breakout labs offered opportunities to see pheasant pathology first hand.
This is a link to the Center For Dairy Profitability web site, one of our speakers, Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, sent us this link http://cdp.wisc.edu/Management.htm. It has examples of the Dupont system that he spoke about at the seminar.
Guest Speakers & Topics:
Dr. R. Keith Bramwell, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Poultry Science, The University of Arkansas - Egg Handling and Incubation
Greg Emerick, Director of Sales, Pheasants Forever, Inc. - Pheasants Forever Overview
Don Giesting, Business Development Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition - Reducing the Impact of Mycotoxins on Game Birds
Dr. Larry McDougald, Professor of Poultry Science - Coccidiosis in Game Birds
Dr. Rob Porter, Veterinary Pathologist, Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Rotavirus Infection in Pheasants
Dr. Casey Ritz, Associate Professor, Department of Poultry Science, The University of Georgia - Composting Daily Mortalities
Gary M Smith, Director of the Southwest Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - Raising Pheasants