Understanding New Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) Viruses Affecting the U.S. Poultry Industry and Their Persistence (2464_2)
Poultry Posters |  Avian Influenza
Sunday |  7:00 AM -  6:00 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||220



Rodrigo Gallardo DVM
University of California, Davis

After obtaining my veterinary professional degree I worked as a unit veterinarian in a Hy-Line layer and layer breeder company located in Chile where I was able to learn all the different tasks related to layer and layer breeder production including administration and avian health. In 2007 I moved to the US looking for experience in avian diseases investigation. During my PhD at Auburn University, Alabama I studied important and prevalent diseases of the poultry industry focusing in the infectious bronchitis virus. I obtained my PhD in December 2011 and I became board certified in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians in 2012. My research interests are in the area of the avian virology, specifically in RNA viruses and their capabilities of mutation, recombination and variation making them very difficult to control in productive settings. I enjoy applying the information gathered in the laboratory by molecular or virological techniques in the field improving productive parameters and performance of poultry flocks. I also have a special interest in vaccine design for poultry. Lately I have been working in poultry projects related with the village production in Central America and Africa.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 0.00
CE Level: 2


Biosecurity information, feces, bedding material and footbath management is being collected by visits and surveys to poultry producers. Low pathogenic (LP) H6N2 and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 will be mixed with feces prior to spike bedding material and footbaths. The goal is to determine the persistence of the virus in productive settings.