YOGYAKARTA – Despite the Indonesian poultry industry that has progressed rapidly, predicted to be at 1.6 billions of poultry annually, researcher from FAO Emergency Center for Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (FAO ECTAD) Indonesia, Dr. Luuk Schooman, in an international seminar entitled Anticipating ASEAN Economic Society in Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday (20/5) at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada highlights the weak performance from business players that apply tight bio-security, sanitation and regular vaccinations. Poultry industry has the risk that can disadvantage farmers, for example from the Avian flu.
In his opinion, vaccination is one effort to control the AI virus that keeps mutating, thus different treatment is needed to counter it. “Surveillance system both at poultry farming and markets would enable us to control this virus,” he said.
The seminar hosted by the Faculty’s Veterinary Science Journal depicts current researches on disease developments and treatment for zoonosis. The seminar is joined by researchers from the U.S., France, Korea, and Malaysia.
Seminar chairman, Prof. drh. R Wasito, M.Sc., Ph.D., said the international seminar aimed at presenting researches, innovation, and policy in veterinary medicine in Indonesia. “We hope those researchers would share information and experiences on their researches,” he said.