Unusual Lesions Associated with Outbreaks of Avian Encephalomyelitis in Young Brown Chickens (2529_1)
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Carmen Jerry DVM
University of Georgia, PDRC

Carmen Fareeda Jerry is a third year, Anatomic Pathology resident with Poultry emphasis at the University of Georgia. She is also pursuing a PhD in the study of Avian Influenza Virus in wild birds and poultry. She completed her DVM at the University of the West Indies in 2012, thereafter, she practiced at her alma matter as a clinical teaching assistant in Avian and Exotic animal medicine and completed an internship in Pathobiology at Tuskegee University before beginning her residency program at the University of Georgia in 2014. Carmen has a particular interest in food security for the developing world. Carmen was born in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, she loves spending time on the beach, hiking, teaching, learning, and interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds.

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Two outbreaks of Avian Encephalomyelitis occurred, one year apart with unusual microscopic lesions. Lesions consisted of neuritis of peripheral nerves, ganglioneuritis of the myenteric plexus of the eosophagus, proventriculus, ventriculus and spinal ganglia. AE was confirmed serologically with increasing titers in older birds. Outbreaks were caused by improper/lack of vaccination.