Enrollment is closed.
Instructor(s): Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
EXOT316-0515: Backyard Poultry Medicine
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
May 29-July 8, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, June 7, 14, and 28; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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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.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area
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 has been RACE approved 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
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 7):
Basic Anatomy and Husbandry
- Basic Anatomy
(Real Time Session June 14)
**** BREAK June 21 (Father's Day) ****
- 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 28):
Commonly Reported Problems and Treatment
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 15, 2015)
Non-Member $211 ($190 early bird special if enrolled by May 15, 2015)
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enrollment will close on June 5th at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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VIN Education Coordinator
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