205 Veterinary Science
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Minnesota
D.V.M., University of Minnesota
Dr. Halvorson is interested in diseases of poultry with particular emphasis on the control and eradication of the same. He is also interested in applying biosecurity principles to enhance pre-harvest food safety. Research-based control strategies have been developed for avian influenza and avian pneumovirus.
For a comprehensive list of Dr. Halvorson's recent peer-reviewed publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.
“Prevention and control of avian influenza in the United States,” USDA.
“Real-time PCR for diagnosis of avian plumovirus,” USDA.
“Field evaluation of goose avian metapneumonias as a vaccine in turkeys,” Midwest Poultry Consortion and Minnesota Turkey Research Promotion Council.
Improve knowledge base of poultry producers
Reduce economic loss related to poultry disease
Improve safety of poultry and egg products
Honors and Awards
Bruce W. Caknek Applied Poultry Research Acheivement Award, American Association of Avian Pathologists, 2005.
Meritorious Service Award, North Central Avian Disease Conference, 2002.
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Teaching Incentive Award, 2000.
President, American Association of Avian Pathologists, 1993–94.
Ranelius Award from Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, 1992.
Charter Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, 1991.
Richard Bennett, Ph.D. candidate, Veterinary Medicine.
University of Minnesota Poultry Extension