The Interface Between Public Health and Commercial Poultry Production: A View of Things to Come (2539)
Poultry Medicine |  Symposium
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:30 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221AB



Bill Pierson DVM
Virginia Tech

Bill Pierson received his BS in animal science from the University of Delaware in 1978, a MS in avian physiology from Purdue University in 1980, and his DVM in 1984 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He was in private veterinary practice in Lancaster, PA for several years before returning to Virginia Tech to obtain a PhD in infectious diseases in 1993. He is currently a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and a Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where his activities center around Poultry Health, Biosecurity / infection Control, and Public Health.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Diseases in Large Animal / Production Animals
CE Credit(s): 0.50
CE Level: 1


Public health as it pertains to the commercial poultry industry, whether it is related to food safety, food defense, occupational safety/health or environmental concerns, is an evolving landscape. Predicting the next generation of issues will help promote proactive, science-based solutions rather than reactive, crisis-based responses.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Diseases in Large Animal / Production Animals

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