INTRODUCTORY POULTRY MEDICINE
THIRD QUARTER 1999
DR. ROBERT J. ECKROADE, DR. SHERRILL DAVISON & DR. ANDRE ZIEGLER
LABORATORY OF AVIAN MEDICINE & PATHOLOGY, NEW BOLTON CENTER
Phone - ext. 2255, 2256
Welcome to Introductory Poultry
Medicine 7005. This course will attempt to teach a clinical-problem solving approach to
disease diagnosis, treatment and control that will be useful to all students, not just
those with a particular interest in poultry. Class time will be used for both lecture and
discussion. Assigned reading and clinical exercises must be completed before class
so that informed discussion is possible. We will present clinical disease problems giving
appropriate history, clinical signs, and postmortem lesions. We will then discuss the
differential diagnoses, definitive diagnosis, treatment, control andlor eradication
We will not attempt to cover all the diseases
of poultry; rather, specific diseases will be used to illustrate principles of practical
diagnosis, treatment and control upon which the students can later expand.
With an increase in the number of pet birds and
commercial aviary birds, the practicing veterinarian is frequently asked to recommend
appropriate husbandry practices and proper foods and to diagnose possible disease
conditions. Three (3) lecture hours will be devoted to the more commonly encountered
infections and parasitic diseases of cage and aviary birds which should provide a basic
understanding of the types of diseases one might expect to encounter.
Text: Avian Disease Manual, Fourth Edition,
published by the American Association of Avian Pathologists - REQUIRED
Grading: Six, ten minute, 100 point quizzes will be
given for a total of 600 points. The approximate C grade will be 70 percentile; the
approximate B grade will be 80 percentile; the approximate A grade will be 90 percentile.
Exact numbers will be given in the last class. Quiz questions will be based on all
assigned reading and material covered in class up to and including the day of the quiz.
Quizzes will not be restricted to just the assigned reading for that particular day.No
final examination will be given.
* Quizzes will be given at the beginning of the first hour of lecture, except for the last
one, which will be given at the end of the 2nd hour of lecture.