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2018 Meeting - Edinburgh, Scotland
4th and 5th October 2018
Holiday Inn, 132 Corstophine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UA, UK
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Professor Warren Burggren (University of Texas)
"Epigenetics and incubation: short- and long-term implications for scientists and practitioners"
Professor Warren Burggren is University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas and he has published extensively on epigenetics in poultry with emphasis on water balance and kidney function in embryos.
Afternoon of October 4th - Seminar "Hatching egg quality"
Professor Maureen Bain (Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Histology, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow)
Professor Bain will discuss hatching egg quality with focus on egg shell in commercial hatching eggs.
Marleen Boerjan, Pas Reform Academy,
"Initiation of gastrulation during egg formation in the hen and first day in incubation."
WORKSHOP - "STAGING THE EMBRYO"
Murray R. Bakst PhD.
Consultant, addressing issues in fertility and early embryo mortality.
This workshp is being organized and sponsored by the Aviagen team of Dr Dinah Nicholson, Global Manager of Hatchery Development and Support at Aviagen.
Embryos collected from fresh eggs and eggs that are incubated for short periods during storage (SPIDES) will be shown (large screen presentation) and discussed by Murray Bakst. The collection of blastoderms from fresh eggs will also be demonstrated.
Some presentations offered so far (in no particular order).....
Differentiation of embryonic cells during first days of incubation as a result of gastrulation-related movements in the blastoderm
Pas Reform, The Netherlands
Epigenetics and Incubation: Short- and Long-Term Implications for Scientists and Practitioners.
Developmental Integrative Biology Group, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
Let’s Talk About Isolating and Staging Embryos
Murray R. Bakst PhD
Effects of egg handling in tropical climate and SPIDES on embryo stages
A Nangsuay1, M. R. Bakst2,H B H Widodo3 and D Nicholson4
1Aviagen Asia Pacific Ltd. 51/23 Sethiwan, Sukhumvit 49, Klongton-nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand, 2Poultry Consultant, 8124 Tamar Dr., Columbia, MD 21045 USA, 3Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk PT, Wisma Millenia Lantai 7 Jl. M.T. Haryono Kav. 16 JAKARTA SELATAN 4Aviagen Ltd., Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8SZ, United Kingdom.
Effect of flock age, frequency of turning and SPIDES during storage on embryonic development, and hatchability of long stored eggs
S. Özlü1, A. Uçar1,T. Erkuş2, K.T.Bircan3, S.Yasun3, A.D. Nicholson2, O. Elibol1
1Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey, 2Aviagen Ltd, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8SZ, UK,3Aviagen Anadolu, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Effect of hatching time and post-hatch holding time on yolk sac weight and broiler live performance
Serdar Özlü1, Reza Shiranjang1, John Brake2, and Okan Elibol1
1Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey, and 2Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Assessment of food safety risk and microbiome links from breeders through hatchery to meat broilers under commercial conditions
Jean Eduardo de Oliveira, Vernon McIntosh, Adriaan Smulders
Cargill, Vilvoorde, Belgium
Stage of goose embryo development at oviposition depending on genotype, age and laying period
E. Łukaszewicz1, M. Lasoń1, A. Kowalczyk1, J.Rosenberger1, K. Andres2, M. Bakst3
1Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław, Poland, 2University of Agriculture in Krakow, Kraków, Poland,3Animal Biotechnology and Biosciences Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Rapid experience-dependent changes in DNA methylation in songbird brain
Julia M George & David F Clayton
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Egg turning in Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Joanna Rosenberger1, Ewa Łukaszewicz1, Artur Kowalczyk1, Zenon Rzońca2
1Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Animal Breeding,
Division of Poultry Breeding, Chełmońskiego 38c, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland,
2Forestry Wisła, Czarne 6, 43-460 Wisła, Poland
Effects of early feed and water access on broiler performance and processing yield
Joshua R. Deines1, R. Keith Bramwell2, Doug E. Yoho1, Samuel J. Rochell1
1University of Arkansas Department of Poultry Science, Fayetteville, AR, USA,2Jamesway Incubator Company, Cambridge, ON, Canada
The Effect of Rapid Cooling Rate of Broiler Hatching Eggs after Oviposition on Embryonic Development and Hatchability
S. Özlü and O. Elibol
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara,
Ankara 06110, Turkey
Effect of specific gravity of hatching eggs and relative humidity on egg weight loss and hatchability S. Özlü1, A. Uçar1, R.Banwell2 and O.Elibol1
1Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey,2Petersime nv. Zulte, Belgium
Improper incubation temperature can contribute to lower hatchability and compromise poult quality Juan Lopez1, Lisa Kitto2, R. M. Hulet2
1Hybrid Turkeys, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2K 3S2; and 2Department of Animal Science,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Effect of some organic additives to semen extender on rooster sperm quality after 6 hours of storage E. Łukaszewicz, A. Jerysz, A. Kowalczyk
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Animal Breeding, Division of Poultry Breeding, Chełmońskiego 38c, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Use of aromatase inhibitor as an alternative for contraception in laying quails
Nesar Zandi, Amjad Farzinpour, Asaad Vaziry
University of Kurdistan, Iran
Effect of SPIDES duration and flock age on embryonic development and hatchability of long-stored grandparent eggs
S. Özlü1, A. Uçar1, T. Erkuş2, K.T.Bircan3, S.Yasun3, A.D. Nicholson2, O. Elibol1
1Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey, 2Aviagen Ltd, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8SZ, UK, 3Aviagen Anadolu, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Eggshell temperature pattern during incubation affects leg bone characteristics of broiler chickens at slaughter age
R. Molenaar1, B. Can Güz1, J. Wijne1,2, M. van Krimpen3, I. de Jong3, H. van den Brand1
1Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University & Research, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2HatchTech B.V., P.O. Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, The Netherlands, 3Wageningen Livestock Research, Wageningen University & Research, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Nesting behaviour during egg laying period in captive kept Capercaillie
J. Rosenberger1, E. Łukaszewicz1, A. Kowalczyk1, Z. Rzońca2
1Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Animal Breeding, Division of Poultry Breeding, Chełmońskiego 38c, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland, 2 Forestry Wisła, Czarne 6, 43-460 Wisła, Poland
Incubation traits and embryo development in two broiler breeder pure lines divergently selected on their energetic status
A. Franzoni1, E. Cailleau-Audouin2, T. Bordeau2, E. Raynaud2, Y. Baumard3, J. Delaveau3, C. Rat3, C. Praud2, M. Marzoni1, S. Mignon-Grasteau2, E. Le Bihan-Duval2, S. Métayer-Coustard2
1Department of Veterinary Science, Univesity of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge, 2, 56124 Pisa (P), Italy, 2BOA, Université de Tours, INRA, 37380 Nouzilly, France, 3UE1295 Pôle d’Expérimentation Avicole de Tours, INRA, 37380 Nouzilly, France
Multigenerational effects of heat manipulation during embryogenesis on body temperature and growth in broiler chickens
A. Collin1, T. Loyau1, S. Métayer-Coustard1, C. Berri1, S. Tesseraud1, C. Praud1, N. Couroussé1, S. Crochet1, E. Cailleau-Audouin1, J.K. Tona2, V. Coustham1
1BOA, INRA, Université de Tours, 37380 Nouzilly, France, 2Centre d’Excellence Régionale sur les Sciences Aviaires (CERSA), University of Lome, B.P. 1515, Lomé, Togo
2017 Combined Meeting
Incubation and Fertility Research Group
(WPSA Working Group 6)
Fundamental Physiology and Perinatal Development Group (WPSA Working Group 12)
August 30th – September 1st
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Download report of 2017 meeting here
Abstracts of presentations are published in
European Poultry Science, 81. 2017, DOI: 10.1399/eps.2017.204
2017 meeting participants