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  • CBS610/615 - Special Topics in Vet. Med.
  • CBS615 - Advanced Poultry Medicine
  • CBS650 - Veterinary Masters Internship
  • CBS685 - Veterinary Supervised Teaching
  • CBS690B - Special Topics in Veterinary Pathology (Avian Pathology)
  • CBS693 - Master Supervised Research
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Poultry Health Management
Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM)


CBS 601 Current Topics in Poultry Health Management Seminar - Fall and Spring Semesters

Course Description

A seminar/group discussion of current research and field topics related to poultry health management. Participants include CVM faculty in the Departments of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management; and Microbiology, Pathology and Parasitology; and veterinarians from the NCDA Rollins Laboratory and NCSU Poultry Science Department/Poultry Extension. Additionally, guests representing poultry production companies and allied industries are invited to attend and participate. Enrolled students will actively participate in discussions and make brief presentations on their current research or field projects, and specific topics of interest.

Objectives

This course is designed to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and information on current topics relevant to poultry health management. Objectives are to facilitate communication and information exchange, and provide an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge-base, and communication and presentation skills.

Prerequisites

Graduate student or Veterinary degree and permission of the course coordinator.

Instructors

DH Ley (course coordinator), HJ Barnes, DP Wages, and JP Vaillancourt; Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hrs

1 credit hour for attendance and participation. Weekly meetings on Monday will begin at noon on even numbered days at the NCDA Rollins Laboratory conference room and on odd numbered days at the CVM Annex in H-117.

Grading

The course will be graded as pass/fail. Performance will be based on attendance, participation, and presentations. Registered students will present 10 min. mini-seminars on relevant topics and lead brief question-answer sessions on their presentations.

Enrollment

Minimum - 1; Maximum - 9. Persons intending to take the course should contact the course coordinator and are encouraged to enroll for credit or audit. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome if sufficient space is available.

Textbook

None required. Recommended texts include:

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CBS 610 & CBS 615 - Poultry Medicine Field Investigations I (CBS 610) & (CBS 615) II - Fall & Spring Semesters of Second Residency Year

Course Description

Students will be involved in the clinical investigation of current disease problems in both chickens and turkeys. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnostic evaluations of disease. Diagnostic technologies that will be used will include: clinical and post mortem examination; serology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, hemagglutination inhibition); bacteriological sampling including aerobic and anaerobic culturing; virus isolation; direct electron microscopy; fecal examinations; microscopic evaluation. The students will oversee the complete diagnostic work-up of the poultry flock including a written report to the company involved. Field Investigations I and II will be taught in the fall and spring semesters of the second year of the residency to take advantage of seasonal differences in disease occurrence.

Objectives

The objectives of the course will be to prepare the students to evaluate the health status of a poultry flock and perform common diagnostic tests to arrive at a diagnosis. The students will evaluate the management of the flock and any areas that may impact overall health of the flock. After clinical evaluation, the students will identify and perform appropriate diagnostic tests. Interpretation of diagnostic tests and final diagnosis will be emphasized.

Prerequisites

CBS 679 - Advanced Poultry Medicine and successful completion of the first year of residency.

Instructor

Dr. Dennis Wages, Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hours

2 hours credit; field investigations will be performed at commercial integrated poultry companies; Field Investigations I will be taught the first semester of the second year of the residency and Field Investigations II will be taught the following spring semester of their second year.

Grading

The course will be graded as pass/fail. Performance will be based on identifying appropriate diagnostic tests, interpreting the tests and arriving at a proper diagnosis for each disease encountered. A written report to the company will be required for each disease outbreak investigated.

Enrollment

Minimum - 1; Maximum - 2.

Textbook

None required; notes from CBS 679 Advanced Poultry Medicine; support texts will include Diseases of Poultry,10th ed. BW Calnek, HJ Barnes, CW Beard, LR McDougald, YM Saif eds. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.

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CBS 610 & CBS 615 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine - Turkey Production I (CBS 610) & II (CBS 615) - Fall Semesters

Course Description

The Teaching Animal Unit at NCSU-CVM will be used as a model to present modern technologies and advancement in the management of turkey flocks. Production will alternate each fall with hens and toms both being raised in the unit. If production in the first year of the studentsí program is hens, then the following fall will utilize toms. This will provide the students experience in managing both hens and toms during their residency.

Objectives

The interaction of management and disease in poultry is important. Poultry veterinarians must understand the strategies involved in modern poultry management techniques to prevent disease. This course is designed to provide experience in turkey management. Students will be in charge of all aspects of the turkey production at the production unit. This will include the following: ordering and placing of the poults; calculation of square footage for placement; ordering feed; litter management; coordinating processing; day to day management; ventilation; lighting programs; temperature control; establish disease prevention programs; develop biosecurity guidelines; calculation of projected feed and water consumption; disease intervention strategies; post mortem examination of all daily mortality; etc. At the completion of both production courses, the students will be able to understand the day to day management of both hen and tom turkey production.

Prerequisites

Admission into Turkey Production I is by successful completion of the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or by permission of the instructor. Admission into Turkey Production II is by successful completion of Turkey Production I.

Instructor

Dr. Dennis P. Wages, Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hours

2 hours credit; 1 hour laboratory will be conducted each day in the unit; Fridays will include a 1 hour management evaluation of the flock. Meeting times to be determined.

Grading

The course will be graded as pass/fail. Performance will be based on the results of management decisions made for the flock. Overall management and environmental condition of the house will be evaluated on a daily basis. Summaries of the evaluation will be provided to the students on Friday of every week until processing. Major categories evaluated will be: overall health and condition of the flock; litter conditions; temperature variations; ventilation; biosecurity; overall management.

Enrollment

Minimum -1; Maximum - 2.

Textbook

None required; Class handouts and management guides will be provided.

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CBS 615 -Advanced Poultry Medicine - Fall Semester

Course Description

Diseases of chickens and turkeys will be studied with information presented on clinical signs, diagnosis, post mortem lesions, microscopic lesions, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Emphasis will be placed on disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Objectives

Disease diagnosis is imperative for the poultry veterinarian in poultry production. But just as important is the implementation of treatment and preventative programs after identification of disease. This course will focus on conventional and modern diagnostic technology including both field and laboratory diagnostics. Also specific treatment regimens will be discussed including antibiotic therapy to compliment intervention strategies. Disease prevention including specific vaccination programs and management practices will also be emphasized.

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; by permission of instructor.

Instructor

Dr. Dennis P. Wages, Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hours

3 hours credit. Two - 2 hour lectures per week; meeting times will be determined.

Grading

The course will be graded by letter grade. Two 100 point written exams will given. One exam following completion of diseases of chickens and one following the completion of diseases of turkeys. A 200 point comprehensive final written exam will given at the end of the semester. A project will be assigned at mid semester that will have the students design a preventative health program for one of the major diseases discussed in class. Final grades will be given based on the 3 examinations and disease prevention project.

Enrollment

Minimum -1; Maximum - 5.

Textbook

Diseases of Poultry, 10th ed. BW Calnek, HJ Barnes, CW Beard, LR McDougald, YM Saif eds. Iowa State University Press, Ames Iowa. Class handouts will also be provided.

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CBS 650 Veterinary Masters Internship - Poultry Health Management

Course Description

Experience will be gained in diagnostic laboratories and/or commercial production companies under the supervision of adjunct faculty of the Department of Food Animal and Equine Medicine. Other opportunities will be available for students with the approval of the faculty instructor and include pharmaceutical and primary breeder companies and, university poultry research facilities. Three weeks of experience will be required. The externship may be divided between companies or facilities with approval of the instructor; i.e. one 3-week experience; three 1-week experiences; or two 2-week experiences can be performed for full credit.

Objectives

The objective of the internship is to provide the student with added experience in poultry production and/or diagnostics in a more consistent, practical setting. The student will gain additional experience in areas of interest concerning poultry production, diagnostics and/or research.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 2nd fall semester of the Poultry Health Management Residency program.

Instructors

Dr. Dennis Wages, (course coordinator); Adjunct and/or Associate Faculty of the Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management; veterinarians approved by the course coordinator and Poultry Health Management faculty.

Credit Hours

3 hours credit.

Grading

The course will be graded by pass/fail. Evaluation forms will be sent to the internship supervisor for completion. The student will be graded on application of knowledge and experience gained in the Residency program.

Enrollment

Minimum -1; Maximum -2.

Textbook

None required.

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CBS 685 Veterinary Supervised Teaching - Poultry Health Management

Course Description

Experience will be gained in teaching fourth year veterinary students in VMF 874, Herd and Flock Medicine and in student laboratories for VMF 816 and VMF 836 (Health Maintenance & Animal Production I and II) required for 1st and 2nd year veterinary students. Poultry necropsy and sampling procedures will be taught in VMF 874 for a minimum of 4 sessions. Four clinical trips in Herd and Flock Medicine to commercial poultry production companies will also be conducted. A minimum of one laboratory will be taught in each of the Health Maintenance & Animal Production I & II courses. All sessions will be faculty supervised.

Objectives

This course will provide experience for the students in transferring knowledge gained in the Residency program to veterinary students in a formal teaching format.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the 1st year of the Poultry Health Management program and by permission of the course instructors.

Instructors

Drs. DP Wages and JP Vaillancourt, Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hours

1 credit hour.

Grading

The course will be graded by pass/fail. Evaluation will be based on the student's ability to prepare and present material to students in a concise, organized and professional manner, and in accordance with each of specific course objectives.

Enrollment

Minimum -1; Maximum -2.

Textbook

None required; Specific course notes and objectives will be available to students.

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CBS 595/795F Avian Pathology - Fall Semester, 1999

Course Description

Changes in tissues from healthy and diseased birds, including poultry, companion, zoological, and freeliving species, will be studied by systems and etiology. Emphasis will be on identification of lesions and their interpretation as a means of obtaining a diagnosis or studying fundamental aspects of avian health.

Objective

This course will provide a comprehensive, structured approach to learning how avian tissues respond to injury and how those responses can be identified and used for diagnostic purposes or study of disease processes. Students completing the course will be expected to:

  1. Recognize normal avian tissues,
  2. Recognize abnormal avian tissues and characterize lesions,
  3. Interpret significance of tissue changes, and
  4. Accurately diagnose important and common diseases of birds.

Prerequisites

DVM or equivalent, or VMM 931 or equivalent. Students must have a fundamental knowledge of general pathology. If this has been met or can be met by some other means, students may be admitted by consent of instructor.

Instructor

Dr. H. John Barnes, FAHRM Department (513-6273).

Credit Hrs

(3) One 2 _-hr lecture and one 2 _-hr lab/week.

Time and Meeting places

Course is offered every other year during Fall semster of odd numbered years. Unless arranged previously, the first class period will be on the first day of class at 1:00 in the Veterinary Annex classroom (H 117). Lectures will be in H 117. Labs with either be in D-214 (microscope room) or H 117.

Grading

Course will be letter graded. Performance will be based on ability to recognize gross, microscopic, and occasionally ultrastructural lesions in avian tissues and interpret their significance. Final grades will be determined from results on midterm examination (30%) final examination (50%), and class participation (20%).

Enrollment

Maximum 9. Minimum 3. Persons intending to take the course should contact Dr. Barnes prior to the beginning of the class to enroll for credit or audit. MasterÕs degree students (including house officers in the non-thesis masterÕs program) should enroll in CBS 595 while those in doctoral degree programs or taking it as a PBS (Post-Baccalaureate Student) course should enroll in CBS 795.

Textbook

Riddell, C. (1996). Avian Histopathology, 2nd Ed. American Assoc. Avian Pathologists, Poultry Pathology Laboratory, New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. $35.00 (Note: these should be ordered directly from the publisher)

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CBS 693 Master Supervised Research - Poultry Health Management

Course Description

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to experience every aspects of research related activities in an applied program. Students will be expected to write a grant proposal and to go through the grant review process. They will also conduct the research proposed in the grant (small field/clinical trial or laboratory experiment) relevant to a current issue in commercial poultry production. At the end of the study, the student will report on the project's findings by giving an oral presentation and by writing a paper suitable for peer-reviewed publication. All activities will be supervised by at least one Poultry Health Managment Faculty for each graduate student enrolled in the course.

Objectives

The objectives of this course is to provide a research experience to students enrolled in the Poultry Health Management Master Program. Students will write and submit a grant proposal relevant to a current issue in commercial poultry production. The students will perform the study and give an oral presentation of the findings. A paper will be required suitable for peer-reviewed publication.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 1st semester of the Poultry Health Management Residency.

Instructors

Poultry Health Management Faculty; Department of Farm Animal Health and Resource Management.

Credit Hours

3 semesters will be required; The first 2 semesters will be have 2 hour credits each; the final semester will be a 1 credit course designed to finalize papers for publication.

Grading

The course will be graded as pass/fail. Evaluation will be based on the writing and approval of the research grant and the performance of the research component. Evaluation will also be based on the oral and written presentations of the research project/s.

Enrollment

Minimum - 1; Maximum - 2.

Textbook

None required.

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Alternative Courses

Some students entering the Residency in Poultry Health Management may have varying degrees of experience in poultry disease and management. With the approval of their graduate committee, there may be additional courses or course substitutions depending on the knowledge base of each student. The plan of graduate study has flexibility for providing the best educational experience for each individual students.

The following courses may be added or substituted in the Poultry Health Management curriculum*

*other courses available at North Carolina State University not included above may also be substituted or added to the plan of graduate study after approval of the studentsí graduate committee

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