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Phone: 919.513.6421
Fax: 919.513.6689
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Backyard/Niche Poultry Medicine and Welfare :

Backyard Poultry Health and Discussing Poultry Welfare Issues with Your Clients


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Backyard/niche poultry flocks are becoming more common for a variety of reasons.  Veterinary care for these populations presents unique challenges because it involves individual and population medicine as well as pet and food animal considerations.  The presentation will cover some common management, disease, welfare, and legal/regulatory issues associated with small poultry flocks. Other poultry related questions and discussions will be welcome as time allows.  

The objectives are to 1) provide basic tools to participants so that they may be able to consider including poultry clients in their practice and 2) to provide background to facilitate discussion of poultry welfare issues as a veterinarian.


Registration for this course is $75. Includes notes provided electronically and lunch

CLICK HERE for secure online registration

*Online registration will remain open until 1:00pm Friday prior to the course date. Early registration is recommended.


Continuing Education

This course offers four (4) hours of CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Location & Lodging

This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC. For information on area hotels, visit our informative website. .

ADA Statement

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact Dane Johnston to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.


Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Time Description
9:30 - 10:00am Registration
10:00am - 12:00pm

Background, resources, basic husbandry and housing design considerations


Poultry case history and physical examination, diagnostics, medication issues, dead bird management

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 3:00pm

Specific disease, welfare, and management issues (some case based)


Michael P. Martin, DVM, MPVM, ACPV. NCSU CVM

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by Wednesday May 29, 2013 will be granted a full refund. After May 29, a 25% administrative fee will be charged. No refund will be given for cancellations on the day of the program.