Enrollment is closed!
INSTRUCTOR(S): Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
COURSE OPEN: October 1-November 1, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Monday, October 8, 15, and 22; 9:30-11:30 PM ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: 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:
This basic 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.
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 Sessions,
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory
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:
Lynne Luna 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.
Week 1 (Real Time Session October 8):
Basic Anatomy and Husbandry
Week 2 (Real Time Session October 15):
Week 3 (Real Time Session October 22):
Commonly Reported Problems and Treatment
CE CREDITS: 6
Tuition: Member $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by September 17, 2012)
Non-Member $201 ($181 early bird special if enrolled by September 17, 2012)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center.
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll
for a course on behalf of another individual.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 6 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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