SEMINAR POULTRY: “Using coccidiostats or alternative strategies: challenging choices”

Coccidiosis is one of the most important poultry diseases worldwide, leading to reduced animal health and welfare and resulting in economic losses. Applying coccidiostats is one of the most commonly used methods to control coccidiosis and are authorized as feed additives in the EU. However, the ionophore group of coccidiostats has also antimicrobial effects, which raises questions regarding the development of antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals.

Questions that arise are: which aspects in poultry production have to be taken into account? Which alternative strategies are available, and are they equally effective as coccidiostats?

To address these questions, we organise the seminar “Using coccidiostats or alternative strategies: challenging choices” on Thursday 13 October 2022. During this seminar, experts will provide recent knowledge on the control of coccidiosis in the current poultry industry, illustrated by concrete examples from research and practice.


08:45 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 17:00 Seminar

  • Opening and introduction
    René Bonekamp – Schothorst Feed Research
  • Coccidiosis in a changing poultry landscape
    Christiaan ter Veen – Royal GD (Animal Health)
  • Nature based solutions for coccidiosis, a possibility?
    Maria Groot – Wageningen Food Safety Research
  • Nutritional interventions to support broiler chickens during Eimeria infection
    Regiane Santos – Schothorst Feed Research

Lunch break

  • Norwegian poultry production without in feed coccidiostats – background and experience
    Kari Ljøkjel – Felleskjøpet Fôrutvikling
  • Vaccination against coccidiosis in combination with different feed additives: effects in broilers challenged with necrotic enteritis
    Ellen van Eerden – Schothorst Feed Research
  • Vaccination, in-feed or alternative(s): how will coccidiosis control in 5 years like look like? Gazing the crystal ball
    Maarten De Gussem - Vetworks
  • Closure


The costs are € 504,- excl. VAT (or 3 consultancy hours).


The seminar is organised at “De Schakel” in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, combined with a livestream. Therefore, you can choose to attend on location or online.


To attend the seminar, please register before the 10th of October via the red button below.

If you have any questions please contact, we are happy to help you!


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