Avian Biosciences Center
Outreach Poultry Disease Certificate Programs
The University of Delaware in consultation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to postpone the Emergency Poultry Disease Response and the Poultry Disease Outbreak Management and Regionalization (EPDR/PDOMR combined program) and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Quality Assurance Program until the summer of 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Poultry Disease Response (EPDR) Certificate Course
The EPDR training program is an intensive five-day program, taught in English, for 16 to 22 participants held at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Newark, Delaware.
Poultry Disease Outbreak Management & Regionalization (PDOMR) Certificate Course
This course is designed to provide international participants a better understanding of how the United States is able to regionalize and control avian influenza outbreaks through a coordinated system of planning, incident command management structures, surveillance of wild birds and poultry, quarantine, biosecurity, multi-jurisdictional cooperation.
Outreach and Extension
The University of Delaware Avian Biosciences Center is a leader in outreach and Extension at the local, regional, national, and international level.
Faculty and staff from the Avian Biosciences Center recently completed a foam depopulation training program for Penn Ag.
Faculty and staff from the Avian Biosciences Center will be demonstrating a low cost vehicle disinfection system at the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production.
The University is pleased to offer Foam School 2019, which is designed to prepare emergency response personnel for situations like the 2014-2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.