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Dennis Wages, DVM

Dennis Wages

Teaching Animal Unit
Professor and Director

Office: D-246A, CVM Main Building
Telephone: 919.513.6282
Fax : 919.513.6802


Course Involvement

  • VMP 916: Health Maintenance and Animal Production I
  • VMP 936: Health Maintenance and Animal Production II
  • VMP 956: Health Maintenance and Animal Production III

Graduate Courses

  • CBS 610A: Special Topics-Turkey Production
  • CBS 610B: Special Topics-Broiler Production
  • CBS 615A: Special Topics-Turkey Production II
  • CBS 615B: Special Topics-Broiler Production II

Undergraduate Courses

  • VMF 401: Poultry Diseases


  • Residency Pathology, Iowa State University
  • DVM, Kansas State University
  • BS, Poultry Science, Kansas State University

Research Area

I am currently Director of Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) at the Veterinary College. I also participate in the teaching of the poultry and beef labs at the TAU. The teaching animal unit provides live animal laboratories in all common food animal species and horses. My interests include antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic intervention strategies; and preventative disease programs in food animals primarily beef and poultry. The current regulatory environment for clearance of new animal antimicrobials in food animals necessitates judicious use of antimicrobials and an emphasis on preventative disease management. The importance of utilizing our limited antimicrobial arsenal in an effective manner is an important component of modern food animal production.

Selected Publications