PoultryDVM's mission is to inspire, educate, and promote veterinary care for poultry, through visual interactive tools, case stories and infographics.
PoultryDVM provides visual, interactive veterinary health information to chicken, duck and other poultry caretakers worldwide. This includes interactive tools, infographics, data visualizations, and case stories. We promote compassionate, preventative, and humane management practices, seeking veterinary care when needed, and celebration of the uniqueness and individuality of each bird. The information provided on this site is intended to help educate users better recognize the signs of when a bird is sick or injured, knowledge about each disease/condition/injury and available treatment options, and resources to help find a veterinarian with whom to seek expert advice and care from.
We are not a substitute for a veterinarian. We do not agree with and will not promote any inhumane treatment of poultry, or any animal for that matter. This means that we will never recommend or use the word 'culling'. If a bird is so sick or injured that it cannot be helped, they should be brought to a veterinarian and humanely euthanized. We do not look at poultry as a commodity, we look at them for who they are---living, breathing animals, who are each unique individuals and deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.