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David Halvorson

Dr. David Halvorson

e-mail: halvo002@umn.edu

205 Veterinary Science
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

B.S., University of Minnesota
D.V.M., University of Minnesota

Research Interests
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.

Current Funding
“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.

Extension Programs
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.

Current Students
Richard Bennett, Ph.D. candidate, Veterinary Medicine.

Related Links
University of Minnesota Poultry Extension


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