Teresa Morishita, DVM, PhD, DACPV

Teresa Morishita, DVM is a Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and she also earned her PhD in comparative pathology from the University of California at Davis. She is the Veterinary Advisor for the United Peafowl Association and since 2009 she has served as the Galliformes Taxon Advisory Group for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 


Backyard Poultry Primer

Order Galliformes consists of heavy-bodied, ground feeding birds like the chicken, turkey, quail, and pheasant. Backyard or hobby flocks consist of meat and game birds; or ornamental or show birds. Conditions commonly encountered in backyard chickens and turkeys often include endoparasites like Eimeria spp., pasteurellosis or fowl cholera, mycoplasmosis, staphylococcosis, and colibacillosis. Another common presenting problem is trauma, which can typically be categorized as…