Post test for Fowl Detectives: Using Physical Exam & Clinical Signs to Diagnose Poultry Diseases
Save the Date for a free, live continuing education webinar “Fowl Detectives: Using Physical Exam & Clinical Signs to Diagnose Poultry Diseases” presented by Teresa Morishita, DVM, PhD, DACPV. This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing credit in jurisdictions that recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.
Teresa Morishita is a Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morishita attended the University of California at Davis (UCD) and received a dual Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree. She completed a residency in poultry medicine from UCD and became a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Since 2009, Dr. Morishita has also served as the Veterinary Advisor for the Galliformes Taxon Advisory Group of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Dr. Morishita has also authored numerous publications and she is the co-editor of Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners.
Backyard or hobby flocks consist of meat and game birds; or ornamental or show birds. This review article, co-authored by poultry veterinarian, Teresa Morishita, offers tips on the basic clinical approach to backyard poultry as well as differential diagnosis lists for common clinical problems. Conditions commonly encountered in backyard chickens and turkeys often include endoparasites, like Eimeria spp., pasteurellosis or fowl cholera, mycoplasmosis, staphylococcosis, and colibacillosis. Diseases important for public health concerns, such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, are also discussed.