Poultry Potpourri: Everything You Need To Know About Chickens But Were Afraid To Ask (2062)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Avian
Saturday |  5:00 PM -  5:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||302BC



Patricia Wakenell DVM
Purdue VM: Dept. Comparative Pathobiology

PATRICIA WAKENELL, DVM, PhD is a professor of poultry medicine at Purdue University and Head of Avian Diagnostics at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory since 2008. Dr. Wakenell established the endowed Wakenell-Eilenfeldt Avian Diagnostic Residency program at Purdue in 2012 and is the Director, performs diagnostic service including farm visits, and teaches 4 poultry courses. Previously she was a professor at the University of California-Davis since 1990. She served as the Chief of the Poultry Medical Service, taught 7 courses and conducted research in embryo vaccination, genetics, and pathology. Dr. Wakenell received her B.S, in horticulture, and DVM from Michigan State University. She practiced veterinary medicine (all species) in Massachusetts and Michigan and then returned to MSU for a residency in pathology (all species including human) in 1980. Patricia received a Ph.D. in pathology from MSU and the USDA Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory in 1985, writing a doctoral thesis on embryo vaccination (patented by USDA). She became board certified in veterinary clinical pathology and served as Director of Poultry Research and IACOC veterinarian at Sanofi Animal Health. Patricia is a past president of both the Western Poultry Disease Conference and the American Association of Avian Pathologists.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Non-poultry veterinarians will be instucted on the major management issues that impact small flock poultry health, major poultry diseases, and what is their role in incidents of poultry Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD’s).  In addition, information resources will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. To enable non-poultry veterinarians to identify major management issues that impact small flock poultry health.

2. To enable non-poultry veterinarians to understand the implications and requirements involved in poultry Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD's)

3. To enable non-poultry veterinarians to develop differential diagnostic lists for major poultry diseases

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