VIN EXOT316-0120: Backyard Poultry Medicine 2020

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: G. Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
Course Open: January 27-February 20, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, February 3 and 10, 2020; 8:30-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in small flock/backyard poultry medicine. For those looking for some basic information on husbandry, biosecurity, handling, and giving a physical exam, we recommend the EXOT317-2020: Backyard Poultry Basics non-interactive course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-38829)

Course Information:
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 become more familiar with diagnosing and treating conditions of poultry commonly encountered in the backyard setting.

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 3, 2020): Poultry Medicine I
Presenter: Dr. G. Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Understand treatment restrictions with food animals
  • Recognize clinical signs of disease in poultry
  • Understand which poultry diseases are reportable
  • Review important poultry diseases
  • Understand basic diagnostic and treatment options
Week 2 (Real Time Session February 10, 2020): Poultry Medicine II
Presenter: Dr. G. Lynne Luna, DVM, MAM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Diagnose common infectious poultry diseases
  • Know common poultry parasites
  • Diagnose common non-infectious diseases in poultry
  • Understand common treatments and procedures
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.

Course Materials: 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 Presenter:
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.

Total CE Credit: 3

Tuition: Member $69 ($62 early bird special if enrolled by January 13, 2020)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by January 13, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on February 3, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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"This program (22-38829) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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