Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
EXOT316-0614: Backyard Poultry Medicine
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
June 6-July 9, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Sundays, June 15, 22, and 29; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (US)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians
actively interested in small flock/backyard poultry medicine.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
In recent years, more people are starting to raise small flocks of poultry in
backyard urban settings. Because of the small numbers of birds involved,
they are often viewed more as pets than as production animals, even though
they are being kept primarily for eggs or meat. When these birds become injured
or ill, the owners are turning to their local family veterinarian for assistance,
even though many small animal practitioners have very little to no experience with
poultry or with how to treat animals that are being used in food production.
This course is intended to help those veterinarians and their technicians become
more familiar with diagnosing and treating conditions of poultry commonly
encountered in the backyard setting.
This course consists of three (3) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Recognize disease presentations commonly found in a backyard flock.
- Inform their clients on the proper handling of individual birds.
- Inform their clients on the proper care of a backyard flock.
- Understand the treatments and treatment principles involved in care of backyard flock.
- Recognize potentially reportable poultry diseases.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
is a board certified poultry veterinarian through
the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. She graduated from Louisiana
State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and from the Master
of Avian Medicine program at the University of Georgia in 1999.
She then worked as a poultry veterinarian for the State of Mississippi,
Mississippi State University and then as poultry laboratory director for
the State of Louisiana. She is currently working in Oregon as a small animal
practitioner, does poultry house calls and is a poultry consultant for VIN.
(Real Time Session June 15, 2014): Basic Anatomy and Husbandry
- Basic Anatomy
(Real Time Session June 22, 2014): Common Diseases
- Avian Influenza
- Virulent Newcastle Disease
- Avian Pneumovirus Infection (APV)
- Infectious Bronchitis
- Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG, CRD)
- Mycoplasma Meleagridis
- Mycoplasma Synoviae
- Viral Arthritis
- Infectious Coryza
- Quail Bronchitis
- Fowl Cholera
- Riemerella Anatipestifer
- Ornithobacterium Rhinotracheale (ORT)
- E. Coli
- Avian Chlamydiosis
- Avian pox
- Wet pox
- Marek's disease
- Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD)
- Chicken Infectious Anemia
- Avian Encephalomyelitis
(Real Time Session June 29, 2014): Commonly Reported Problems and Treatments
CE CREDITS: 6
- Clostridial Diseases
- Necrotic Enteritis
- Ulcerative Enteritis
- Duck Virus Hepatitis
- Derzsy's Disease
- Fatty Liver and Hemorrhage Syndrome
- Assorted Mycotoxins
- Avian Tuberculosis
- Hemorrhagic Enteritis
- Viral Enteritis
- Worms - Crop Worms, Gapeworms, Redworms, Forked worms, Eyeworms
- Reproductive Disorders
- Prolapse Hen
- Egg Binding
- Rickets in Chicks
- Hypovitaminosis A
- Mites - Red, Northern Fowl, Depluming
- Cannibalism and Trauma
Member $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by May 23, 2014)
Non-Member $211 ($190 early bird special if enrolled by May 23, 2014)
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or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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