How can disease diagnosis help to promote poultry production?

The Poultry Podcast Show: Episode 1
calendar icon 25 August 2022
clock icon 2 minute read

Poultry production faces disease challenges every day, Avian influenza being one of the most critical. That’s why we must better understand how the diagnostic process works so we can help our veterinarians reach a timely diagnosis and evaluate our biosecurity programs properly. In today’s episode with Dr. Saad Gharaibeh, we talk about the importance of disease diagnostics and how it can help improve the poultry industry.

“There are different diagnostic techniques for different diseases and stages of the disease, so you must be wise in choosing the one that best fits the situation you have on your farm.” - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh

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What you’ll learn:

  1. Poultry testing laboratory and the diagnostic services

  2. The timeline of a poultry disease diagnosis

  3. Sample type and quality

  4. Best practices to reach a diagnosis

  5. Panel testing for multiple diseases

  6. The current situation of the Avian Influenza outbreak

  7. Biosecurity practices and challenges

  8. Building serology baseline knowledge for producers

Meet the guest:

Dr. Saad Gharaibeh grew up in Jordan, where his father ran a chicken farm. In 1996, he completed a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Then he completed a Ph.D. Program and a residency in veterinary pathology at the University of Georgia in 2001. Dr. Gharaibeh has held positions as a diagnostician at the Clemson University Diagnostic Center, a diagnostician, researcher, and poultry disease instructor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and as a poultry disease instructor, researcher, and avian histopathologist at the Poultry Disease and Research Center at UGA. He currently works as a poultry pathologist at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, both at UMN.

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