Poultry Health and Production
The project “Improving Poultry Health and Production in Hong Kong “ which is also funded by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has the overarching aim of improving poultry health and production in individual poultry farms while enhancing the economic and environmental sustainability of poultry farming in Hong Kong. This will bring benefits to individual farmers as well as to society as a whole.
Prof Pfeiffer leads a dedicated team of veterinary professionals to work on this 2-year project, which combines veterinary service delivery to the poultry farming industry with research to ensure poultry health and food safety for Hong Kong citizens. The project will provide a tailored poultry health and production management service programme to poultry farmers which can help reduce production losses, thereby improving profitability, while reducing the risk of the spread of infectious diseases and the need for antimicrobials.
The poultry team consists of Dr Denis Yau (lead veterinarian), Dr Ronnie Tong, Mr Tze Shing Lam, Ms Gina Lee and Mr Ka Lok Sin.