Carol Cardona, a UC Davis Cooperative Extension poultry veterinarian and associate professor, was honored recently with the Golden Rooster Award from the California Poultry Federation for her work on preventing avian influenza.
Cardona is part of a network of researchers nationwide providing public and industry education about avian influenza, or bird flu. She works with large commercial poultry producers as well as small poultry operations to provide basic information on how to recognize and prevent spread of the disease.
Her laboratory also conducts research on avian influenza viruses focusing on the disease caused in chickens and the response of the host to infections.
UC Davis has a broad range of expertise on important aspects of avian flu. A list of experts is online at http://www-news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=7506. Videotapes of a daylong conference for the general public on bird flu, including remarks by Carol Cardona, are online at http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/special_reports/avian_flu/.