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David E. Swayne, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV

Specialties and Expertise

  • Poultry; Exotic and emerging avian viral diseases; Avian influenza; Highly pathogenic avian influenza; Avian pathology



  • DVM and MS: University of Missouri
  • PhD: University of Georgia

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Science Hall of Fame, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, 2020
  • WVPA-Boehringer-Ingelheim Innovation in Vaccination Award, Bangkok, Thailand, awarded globally for an outstanding contribution in the field of innovation in poultry vaccination, 2019
  • XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize, American Veterinarian Medical Association, for outstanding service by a member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine, 2018
  • Induction to Hall of Honour, World Veterinary Poultry Association, for an outstanding contribution in the furtherance of poultry veterinary science, 2017
  • Inaugural Inductee, Hall of Honor, American Association of Avian Pathologists, for distinguished contributions to poultry health, 2016

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