ORGANIC POULTRY PRODUCTION
Organic Foods Production Act was
enacted in 1990
Organic poultry production
The largest volume of organic meat sales
Short production cycle
Low price premium
Growth of Industry
1997-2011 surge of
Function and categories of immune responses
Phylogenetic correlations with types of immune capabilities
Mammalian and avian immune tissues
Neutrophils (avian: heterop
Bacterial Diseases in Poultry
(zoonotic AND epi-zoonotic)
DVM, MPVM, ACVPM
University of California Cooperative Extension
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
May 19th 2015
Faculty Member: Cooperativ
Study guide 1
1. What are new technologies that had significant impact on poultry industry
2. What are major parameters in evaluating broiler performance? Why?
3. What are major reasons that broiler consumption has continually increased
Huaijun Zhou, Associate Professor
Genetics Graduate Program
Immunology Graduate Program
Microbiology Graduate Program
Animal Biology Gradate Program
Avian Genetics and Breeding
What is Genetics?
Genetics is a science that studies biologicall
Avian Genetics and Breeding
Part 3: Population and Quantitative Genetics
Population genetics is the science of studying the
genetic constitution of a population, such as,
allele frequency, inbreeding etc.
Integrate Darwins evolution wi
PROCEDURES AND PLANNING
What is Biosecurity?
Biosecurity is a set of practices designed to prevent the
spread of disease into a farm or market.
It is the process of keeping germs away from poultry
and poultry awa
AVS100 Study guide 3
1. What are major poultry viral diseases, their clinical signs, and unique
characteristic of each disease in terms of main effect, etiology?
2. What is the most unique clinical sign in MDV infection in chickens?
3. List a few respirat
Study guide 2
1. Why is organic poultry production the largest volume of organic meat sales?
2. When was Organic Foods Production Act enacted?
3. During the past decade, what are major reasons that organic broiler and
turkey production presented waves of
AVS 13 Fall 2013
Bird Brain Choose from these words: Cortex, Cerebellum, Cerebrum, Cluster of neurons
1. _ and _Songbird use these brain structures to learn
songs (vocalization and syntax). Cerebrum and Cluster of neurons
Metabolism and Thermal Regulation (11/14/08)
(If needed, use an on-line calculator to change C to F.)
1. Birds can function between 37.7- 43.5o C, which is 99.9-110.3 oF. For humans,
generally, this range is 36 39 o C (96.8 102.2 oF).
2. For most birds, r
Avian Anatomy: Lecture 1
Closed circulatory system with arteries and
Nucleated red blood cells.
Special adaptations depending on species.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Linda Lowenstine, UC Davis, VMTH
Hummingbirds Magic in the Air
An Introduction to AVS 13
Related to swifts,
350 species only in the Americas
Coexistence of Birds and Humans
Studied by scientists for flight movements, shape of beaks (bills), sound made during
mating display and b
The foci of these lecture notes are (1) heart and chambers, (2) how birds fly at high altitude, (3)
how birds dive to deep depths, and (4) relationship between mating and immunity.
Birds have a four chambered heart like humans.
Prominent bird watching organizations
American Bird Conservancy
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Millions of adult bird pairs
Way that biologists reconstruct
the pattern of events that have
led to the distribution and
diversity of life
Classification is only one
aspect of the much larger field
of phylogenetic systematics.
The science of naming all living organisms
by binomial classification
The scientific naming of species whereby each species receives a Latin or Latinized name of two parts,
the first indicating the genus and the second being the specific epithet. For example, Juglans regia
Historical Timeline for Birds
Much clearer but still a
The Paleozoic is bracketed by two of the most
important events in the history of animal life.
Defining a Species
Avian Anatomy Lecture 1
FOOD COLLECTION- REVIEW
Bird beaks are tools.
Species are often classified based on bill
Aid in gathering and swallowing of food in most species
Very few taste buds.
Largest flying land (as contrasted to sea) bird
Can soar 100 miles
Decline due to poisonous bate, lead bullets, production of one egg per clutch and late maturity
leading to low numbers being added to the population