7005 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

Introduction:
       
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 program.
        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.

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