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Oscar J. Fletcher, DVM, PhD

Fletcher

Poultry Health Management
Professor

Office: C-342, CVM Main Building
Phone: 919.513.6491
Fax: 919.513.6383
Email: oscar_fletcher@ncsu.edu

Course Involvement

Graduate Courses

Education

Areas of Research/Study

Avian Histopathology

My interest is in the study of the reactions of avian tissues to injury. My discipline related professional activities have focused on the histopathology of spontaneous diseases and comparison of these changes with those produced under a variety of controlled experimental conditions. I have provided histopathology support for research on Marek's herpes virus induced tumors and transient paralysis, and viral-induced diseases including infectious bronchitis, Reo virus, and polyoma virus. Microscopic study of responses of avian tissue to infections by Mycoplasma and Pasteurella has been part of my professional activity.

I have as a major objective contributing to an environment for education at the DVM and graduate levels. I remain dedicated to using the materials derived from spontaneous diseases and experimentally induced diseases to further the education and development of veterinarians and researchers.

Appointments

Professional Society Memberships

Honor Society Memberships

Specialty Boards

Editorial Boards

Honors

Elected & Appointed

Selected Publications

Davis, J. F., Kulhaini, A., Fletcher, O. J.: Reovirus infections in young broiler chickens. Av. Dis. 57: 321-325.

Davis, J. F., Kulhani, A. Fletcher, O. J.: Myocarditis in 9 and 11-day-old broiler breeder chicks associated with a reovirus infection. Avian Dis. 56 (4): 786-790. 2012

Marusak, R. A., West, M. A., Davis, J. F., Fletcher, O. J., Guy, J. S.: Transmissible viral proventriculitis identified in broiler breeder and layer hens. Avian Dis. 56 (4): 757-759. 2012

Fletcher, O. J., Tan, X., Cortes, L., Gimeno, I.: Cost effective and time efficient measurement of CD4, CD8, major histocompatibility complex Class II, and macrophage antigen expression in the lungs of chickens. Vet. Immun. Immunopath. 146: 225-236. 2012

Behnke, E. and Fletcher, O. J.: Case Report – Macrorhabdus ornithogaster (Megabacterium) Infection in Adult Hobby Chickens in North America. Av. Dis. 55: 331-334. 2011.

Fletcher, O. J., Tan, X., Cortes, L., Gimeno, I.: Cost effective and time efficient measurement of CD4, CD8, major histocompatibility complex Class II, and macrophage antigen expression in the lungs of chickens. Vet. Immun. Immunopath. 146: 225-236. 2012

Marusak, R. A., West, M. A., Davis, J. F., Fletcher, O. J., Guy, J. S.: Transmissible viral proventriculitis identified in broiler breeder and layer hens. Avian Dis. 56 (4): 757-759. 2012