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Peter R Woolcock- BS, MS, PhD
Professor of Clinical
Population Health & Reproduction

Davis - Thurman Laboratory
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 6174


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1966 BS Botany, Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K.
1967 MS General Virology, Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K.
1974 PhD Microbiology, Leeds University, Leeds, U.K.

Honors and Awards

2013 Pacific Egg & Poultry Association: Poultry Scientist of the Year Award
2011 Journal of Pathology: Best Paper

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 66. Daral J. Jackwood, Beate M. Crossley, Simone T. Stoute, Susan Sommer-Wagner, Peter R.Woolcock, and Bruce R. Charlton. Diversity of Genome Segment B from Infectious Bursal Disease Viruses in the United States Avian Diseases,
  • Link Icon 2011 M Franca, P R Woolcock, M Yu, M W Jackwood, and H L Shivaprasad Nephritis associated with infectious Bronchitis Virus Cal99 variant in game chickens Avian Diseases,
  • Link Icon 2011 Daral J. Jackwood , Susan E. Sommer-Wagner, Beate M. Crossley, Simone T. Stoute, Peter R. Woolcock, Bruce R. Charlton Identification and pathogenicity of a natural reassortant between a very virulent serotype 1 infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and a serotype 2 IBDV Virology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Sentíes-Cué CG, Charlton BR, Woolcock P, Bickford AA, Cooper G, Bland M Atypical distribution of fowl pox lesions in broilers Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2011 Palmieri C, Franca M, Uzal F, Anderson M, Barr B, Woods L, Moore J, Woolcock P, Shivaprasad HL. Pathology and Immunohistochemical Findings of West Nile Virus Infection in Psittaciformes Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2010 Jackwood MW, Suarez DL, Hilt D, Pantin-Jackwood MJ, Spackman E, Woolcock P, Cardona C Biologic characterization of chicken-derived H6N2 low pathogenic avian influenza viruses in chickens and ducks Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 França M, Crespo R, Chin R, Woolcock P, Shivaprasad HL Retrospective study of myocarditis associated with reovirus in turkeys Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 Shivaprasad HL, Franca M, Woolcock PR, Nordhausen R, Day JM, Pantin-Jackwood M Myocarditis associated with reovirus in turkey poults Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 Chin RP, García M, Corsiglia C, Riblet S, Crespo R, Shivaprasad HL, Rodríguez-Avila A, Woolcock PR, França M Intervention strategies for laryngotracheitis: impact of extended downtime and enhanced biosecurity auditing Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 Jackwood DJ, Sommer-Wagner SE, Stoute AS, Woolcock PR, Crossley BM, Hietala SK, Charlton BR Characteristics of a very virulent infectious bursal disease virus from California Avian Dis,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Peter R Woolcock and Martine Boulianne: Diseases of the Duck (Table), , Avian Disease Manual. 230-234.

2012 Woolcock P R: Duck Virus Enteritis, , Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals,, Paris, France. 480-488.

2012 Woolcock PR: Duck Virus Hepatitis, , Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 7th edition, Paris, France. 489-499.

2010 Woolcock PR: Duck Viral Hepatitis, Kahn, CM, (ed), The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th edition, Whitehouse Station, NJ. 2418-2419.

2008 Woolcock PR: Avian influenza virus isolation and propagation in chicken eggs, Erica Spackman, (ed), Methods in Molecular Biology. 35-46.