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Purdue Veterinary Medicine launches poultry medicine residency

Purdue is now offering a poultry veterinary medicine program.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is now offering a fully endowed teaching program in poultry medicine thanks to an anonymous donor.

The program supports one or more graduate students in a training and residency program in the college's department of comparative pathobiology. The program helps meet a need for poultry veterinarians, said Pat Wakenell, associate professor of avian diagnostics at Purdue and co-head of avian diagnostics at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

"With the rise in popularity of the general public running hobby farms, there is a lack of knowledge and skills needed to address the health and wellness of poultry and other livestock," Wakenell said.

She said the program helps provide a solution by integrating poultry medicine into the block schedule for fourth-year doctor of veterinary medicine students.

In addition, the residency program will provide training in all major areas of an active poultry medicine practice such as diagnostic pathology and farm visits, Wakenell said. It also incorporates a training curriculum designed to lead to board certification in either the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

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