Online Seminar: Backyard Poultry Diagnostics and Treatment Options: Beyond the Basics

CVMA Online Seminars are convenient interactive presentations offering CEUs held online in real time. This learning platform allows you to participate from anywhere with internet access—from your practice, your home, on a business trip, or on vacation. Attending is as easy as a few mouse clicks. You will only need internet access and either an audio headset, computer audio, or a telephone.

Course Description

Backyard chickens are becoming increasingly common in California and across the United States. “Back of the envelope” calculations suggest there are approximately 100,000 backyard chicken premises in the state of California alone. This presentation will provide detailed and practical information with respect to diagnosing and treating common diseases found in backyard poultry. Additional related topics will include drug selection and extra-label drug use with respect to food withdrawal times and food safety.

Seminar participants will receive 1.5 units of CE credit.


Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, BS, DACVPM

Dr. Pitesky is a faculty member at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s cooperative extension with an appointment in poultry health and food safety epidemiology. He earned his DVM and MPVM degrees from UC Davis. Dr. Pitesky’s research interests are focused on GIS based mapping to understand how avian diseases move in time and space; novel data analysis and visualization tools to gain insights into poultry production and food safety; and gaining a better understanding of non-conventional commercial poultry production.



Dates and Times

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.


CVMA Members
DVM: $60
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $40

DVM: $120
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $80


3 easy ways to register:

This course qualifies for 1.5 hours of interactive learning. Each paid registrant will be allowed access via one phone line and one log-in and will receive a certificate upon completion. When you register, a URL will be sent to the registered attendee email with login information on how to begin the webinar. CVMA reserves the right to invoice those individuals and/or organizations that are logged in or connected from telephone numbers that don’t correspond to a paid registration.

If multiple registrants intend to view the online seminar together under one log-in, please contact the CVMA office for an attendance form at 800.655.2862 or email staff@cvma.net.

All registrations must be received the day before the online seminar in order to participate.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted by fax, email, or regular mail no later than seven (7) days before the seminar to receive a full refund, less a 10 percent administration fee.

Attn: Meetings & Events Department
California Veterinary Medical Association – Backyard Poultry Diagnostics and Treatment Options Seminar
1400 River Park Dr, Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
By fax: 916.646.9156
By email: staff@cvma.net

If you have any questions, please call the CVMA office at 800.655.2862.

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