POUL 5083 Poultry Health

In this course, you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to diagnose, prevent and treat common diseases of poultry using gross post-mortem techniques and other common laboratory techniques. The course is designed for poultry health workers and others who will use this technology to solve disease problems and to make decisions for the future control of diseases.

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • To understand the elementary pathology, microbiology and immunology
  • To increase knowledge of disease prevention and control measures
  • To learn about specific poultry diseases
  • To diagnose selected poultry diseases by postmortem examination

The topics covered in this course are as follows:

1. Anatomy and Physiology 2. Laboratory Diagnostic 3. Pathology 4. Causes of Avian Diseases 5. Disease Prevention and Control 6. Clinical Examination and Postmortem Examination 7. Disease Diagnosis 8. Vaccination Procedures and Immune Response 9. Antibiotics and Probiotics for Disease Control 10. Bacterial Diseases 11. Viral Diseases 12. Fungal Disease 13. Mycotoxins 14. Protozoan Diseases 15. Toxicity 16. Nutritional Diseases 17. External Parasites 18. Internal Parasites 19. Miscellaneous Conditions 20. Environmental Diseases 21. Management

3 credits or certificate of completion.

BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology or BIOL 1037 Honors Organismal Biology; and BIOL 3200 General Microbiology; either CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry or CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry; and POUL 1000 Introductory Poultry Science

None. Materials will be provided by the instructor.


For More Information:

Joseph Giambrone, Auburn University Poultry Science Professor
Joseph J. Giambrone
301E Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849