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The biggest poultry event of 2024, the 16th European Poultry Congress (EPC), will take place from August 24 to 28 in the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain. The Asociación Española de Ciencia Avícola, the Spanish branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), organizes the event. This event will bring together industry leaders, researchers, and professionals from around the world to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in poultry science.

Tackling the challenge of Coccidiosis

Protozoan parasites of the genus Eimeria cause coccidiosis, a parasitic disease that affects the intestinal tracts of poultry. Coccidiosis continues to pose a huge economic challenge to the poultry industry. This disease leads to substantial losses due to decreased growth rates, lower feed efficiency, and increased mortality. The sturdy oocysts of Eimeria can survive disinfection practices in poultry houses. This makes it a persistent issue for poultry farmers and producers.

Presenting New Solution at EPC2024 – Rosin-based soap

Hankkija´s continuous innovations

Ten years ago, Hankkija developed a coniferous rosin-based feed material for farm animals. More recently, research led by Hankkija demonstrated that rosin-based soap is efficient against enveloped viruses, such as Influenza A, and many pathogenic bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and clostridial spores. 

Targeting Eimeria Oocysts

In the EPC 2024 conference, Hankkija for the first time publishes the action of rosin soap against Eimeria oocysts. This innovation, already patented, will open completely novel solutions for reducing the amount of Eimeria oocysts in poultry halls.

Key Presentation Details

The presentation, entitled “Coniferous rosin-based soap formulations inhibit the sporulation and infectivity of Eimeria tenella oocysts in vitro” will be given by Hankkija’s R&D manager Hannele Kettunen on Thursday afternoon, June 27th, at 17:30.

Welcome to EPC 2024 in Valencia! We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this innovative solution with the global poultry community.