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Hungarian experts visit poultry production related institutions in Tulln

Within the frames of CEPO project a group of Hungarian experts visited Vetmeduni Vienna on 22-23 April 2013. On the first day of the programme Biomin received the Austrian and Hungarian expert in Tulln. Biomin produces and offers quality animal nutrition products such as quality feed additives and premixes, which include solutions for mycotoxin risk management, a groundbreaking natural growth promoting concept as well as other specific solutions which address dietary requirements for poultry.

Biomin has seven production sites all over Europe, whereas the premises in Tulln involves Biomin’s research centre. The activities and structure of the company was introduced to the visitors during the visit, which was followed by a guided tour through the research laboratories of the company.

On the second day of the expert exchange the group visited the Austrian Poultry Health Service (Österreichischer Gelfügelgesunheitsdienst). This is the only institute in the network of the Austrian animal health services that is specialised in poultry health. One of its major tasks is to set up and operate a poultry health database. The system continuously receives data from each Austrian poultry farms, hatcheries, egg packing stations, laboratories and slaughterhouses. One of the greatest advantages of the system is its transparency, by which it has a major role in the official monitoring of Salmonella, several zoonoses and antimicrobial treatments. The reports generated on the basis of this database are regularly sent to EFSA by the Austrian Ministry of Health

At the end of the exchange programme, the group visited an egg production plant where enriched cages as well as deep litter system are applied.

The series of exchange programmes will continue by the visit of Austrian students and experts in Keszthely at the end of June.