Diagnostic Pathology of Poultry Diseases: A Review.
Date: Monday 7 September 2015
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Registration Fee: R1500 per person (Register on-line)
Presented by: Dr Tahseen Aziz, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomat ACPV, Veterinary Pathologist and Diagnostician (Avian)
The presentation will start with an overview of diagnosis of poultry diseases. The next part of the presentation will cover gross and microscopic lesions of diseases of commercially-raised chickens (broilers, broiler breeders, and table-egg layers) and backyard/hobby chickens, as well as some diseases of turkeys, game birds, and waterfowl. Emphasis will be given to necropsy findings in diagnostic cases, with some histopathologic lesions. Additionally, for some diseases, differential diagnoses and ancillary laboratory tests will be discussed.
Diagnosis of poultry diseases is a combination of skill and science, and it includes history, clinical signs, necropsy findings, and ancillary laboratory tests. Because gross lesions as determined by necropsy are so fundamental to poultry disease diagnosis, poultry veterinarians should be able to recognize and interpret any tissue changes in necropsied birds. Necropsy findings, together with clinical history, often allow a presumptive diagnosis which, in today’s intensive poultry production, may be more valuable than a confirmed diagnosis that may take several days to conclude.
Please note that this require an additional registration fee of R1500.00
Dr. Aziz (DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACPV) is the avian pathologist and diagnostician at Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.