Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association, March 10, 2021
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the German Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Geflügelwissenschaft e.V.) was the first one in its history to be held as a solely video conference due to the current Corona pandemic. In total, 135 participants from science, practice, industry and administration visited the video lecture meeting. The presented topics reflected mainly the latest findings of German researchers on different aspects on poultry health and welfare: – High pathogenicity avian influenza epidemics in Europe – Automated recording of animal welfare indicators – Elevated perforated areas in broiler housing – Dust emissions in broiler production* – In ovo sex determination in chicken eggs – Rearing of layer-type cockerels – Dual-purpose chickens *Grant of the German Branch of WPSA for young scientists The annual meeting is intended to exchange new findings in poultry research and to deepen the network in Germany and beyond. There was sufficient time for discussion between research and practice, with mutual inspiration. The proceedings of the annual meeting provide an abstract collection of all oral presentations.