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Advanced Poultry Medicine Workshop

Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University is pleased to offer an "advanced" version of the "Poultry Medicine Workshops" held in 2016 and 2017.  The purpose is to provide continuing education in poultry medicine for small/mixed/large animal practitioners who see, or desire to see, poultry as part of their practice.  The topics discussed will add additional knowledge and tools for those who have attended previous workshops.  However, the information presented and the workshop is still suitable for those who have not yet participated.  The program is led by Dr. Geoffrey Lossie, with instructors consisting of various poultry experts.  Noncommercial, urban, and backyard poultry producers continue to be a growing population who require veterinary services. 

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Program Agenda:

7:30-8:00: Registration

8:00-8:30: Introduction (Dr. Geoff Lossie; OSU)

8:30-9:30: Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Services (Dr. Craig Sarver; ODA-ADDL)

9:30-10:30: How to assess backyard and commercial flocks (Dr. Kristen Hill-Thimmesch; Purdue University/ Indiana ADDL)

10:30-12:00: Wet Lab: Chicken physical exam, blood collection, sampling, euthanasia, and necropsy (Dr. Geoff Lossie; OSU)

12:00-1:00: Lunch (provided) & optional tour of ADDL

1:00-2:00: Individual poultry medicine, anesthesia, and critical care (Dr. Bob Dahlhausen; Veterinary Molecular Diagnostics Inc.)

2:00-3:00: Identification and response to foreign animal diseases (poultry) and practical biosecurity for practitioners and clients (Dr. Mark Lyons; USDA APHIS VS)

3:00-4:00: Management and diseases of game birds and other exotic poultry (Dr. Pat Wakenell; Purdue University/ Indiana ADDL)

4:00-5:00: Management and diseases of waterfowl (Dr. Geoff Lossie; OSU)

Date & Location

June 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    8995 East Main St, Reynoldsburg  OH 43068

Registration Information: (Deadline: June 13, 2019)

  • ​Approved by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board for 8 hours of CE credit 
  • Cost: $50 (includes lunch and refreshments)
  • Limited to 50 people. Priority will be given to practicing veterinarians. If capacity is exceeded, veterinarians will be selected by order of application arrival.

To register:

  • Register Online with Credit Card:


  • Or, mail information and check to:
    (checks made payable to "The Ohio State University"
Veterinary Extension
A100P Sisson Hall
1920 Coffey Road
Columbus  OH 43210

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