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What you didn’t know about the 33rd Poultry Science Symposium

During the past 22 to 24 August, the WPSA UK Branch held the 33rd Poultry Science Symposium at Clare College, […]

What you didn’t know about the 33rd Poultry Science Symposium

During the past 22 to 24 August, the WPSA UK Branch held the 33rd Poultry Science Symposium at Clare College, Cambridge. This year the symposium was focused on “Pre-and Probiotics: Nutritional, veterinary and production perspectives.”

From aviNews International, we interviewed Dr. Helen Masey O’Neill to talk about specific details about the symposium and the WPSA UK Branch.

>>Why is the Poultry Science Symposium series important to the WPSA-UK Branch?

The Symposium happens every 3 rd year and is an opportunity for our Branch to develop an agenda on a specific area of interest to the community. We tend to use international invited speakers to cover the topic in detail with some submitted posters.

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The goals of our branch are knowledge transfer, application of science, supporting education, liaison with industry, and worldwide exchange. Holding Symposia and our Annual Spring Meeting are some of the main ways we achieve these goals.

Our branch is a charity, and to run such events for the industry, we depend on our community and our supporters.

Sponsorship from generous industry members is critically important to enable us to hold our Symposia. We couldn’t run the meetings without our Sponsors, and we are very grateful for their contributions to the community.

We don’t aim to profit from Symposia, but we do use some donations to enable community value, such as student and early career attendance scholarships.

>>Can you tell us a bit about the Agenda, Pre and Probiotics, Nutritional, Veterinary and Performance perspectives?

We haven’t had a nutrition-themed Symposia for several years. There is so much work ongoing in




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