Use of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Hot Line to Improve Early Detection of Possible HPAI Infection in Small (Backyard) Flocks in Georgia (2445)
Poultry Medicine |  Management
Tuesday |  4:15 PM -  4:30 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221CD



Douglas Anderson DVM

Dr. Anderson first started growing ring-necked pheasants in 1965 and has been involved with game birds and poultry ever since. He received his undergraduate (1982) and DVM (1986) from Colorado State University. He has worked in numerous capacities within the game bird and commercial poultry industries in technical service, diagnostic laboratory, live production, vaccine production, and veterinary product development as well as volunteering in youth poultry programs of 4H, FFA, and local Poultry clubs. He currently manages two poultry diagnostic laboratories in Georgia (Forsyth and Tifton) which supports the commercial poultry industry of Georgia as well as the game bird, game fowl, and small poultry flock owners.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.30
CE Level: 1


An HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Hot Line was established to improve early detection of a possible HPAI infection in backyard flocks in Georgia. Flock owners would answer questions about clinical signs. Their answers were scored as potential risk of HPAI and results forwarded via the Hot Line to GPLN clinical staff. Experiences and difficulties with the scoring system are presented.

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