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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Avian Biosciences Center

The center will lead the way in research, education, and outreach programs that will provide solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences. Defining and accomplishing science-based solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences.
Meet the researchers on board to assist with prioritizing and steering the focus of the center.
Zoonotic diseases are very common, both in the United States and around the world. A "One Health" approach to research provides an opportunity to understand the relationships between humans and animals.
The focus will be on coordinating efforts among government agencies, universities and the poultry industry abroad to increase efficiency, biosecurity protocols and poultry operations.
The overall goal of the Poultry Health program is to provide surveillance, rapid diagnosis, prevention, and control of avian diseases.
Teaches U.S. and international professionals about preparedness planning, biosecurity and assessment tools, and rapid response techniques and technology.