Dr. Rocio Crespo has over 20 years’ experience as a poultry veterinarian. She received her veterinary training at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, with honors in animal production and economy. She attained a MS and DVSc (PhD equivalent) at the University of Guelph. In 1996 she became a diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Dr. Crespo has worked at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (University of California, Davis) and Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory (Washington State University). She was chief at both labs. In August 2018, Dr. Crespo joined the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Crespo has extensive diagnostic experience and firsthand knowledge with major OIE reportable diseases, such as avian influenza and velogenic Newcastle disease. In 2016 she received the scientist of the year award from the Pacific Egg and Poultry Association. Presently she serves as a Board of Directors member for the American Association of Avian Pathologists and an editor for the Journals of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Applied Poultry Research. The primary focus of Dr. Crespo’s research includes investigation of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of diseases in poultry. Dr. Crespo has over 70 publications, in peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Area(s) of Expertise
GLOBAL HEALTH, INFECTIOUS DISEASES
My research and service work strives to facilitate continued development of practical tools for poultry farms, not only commercial but also small flocks. Biosecurity and epidemiological issues for other captive, companion, or wild birds are also studied, especially as they may relate to disease introduction and spread into poultry flocks.
My research objectives include developing tools to advance poultry health through metagenomics and clinical pathology, and improving epidemiologic investigation using molecular techniques and geographic information systems.
- Immune Response Evaluation in Commercial Turkeys Affected with Clostridial Dermatitis , AVIAN DISEASES (2023)
- Wind Speed and Landscape Context Mediate Campylobacter Risk among Poultry Reared in Open Environments , Animals (2023)
- A flow cytometric method for enumeration and speciation of coccidia affecting broiler chickens , VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY (2022)
- Characterization of vaccine-induced immune responses against coccidiosis in broiler chickens , VACCINE (2022)
- Diversity and Prevalence of Ectoparasites on Poultry from Open Environment Farms in the Western-United States of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California , JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY (2022)
- Enumeration and speciation of coccidia affecting turkeys using flow cytometry method , JOURNAL OF APPLIED POULTRY RESEARCH (2022)
- Evaluation of Growing Turkey Blood Biochemistry Panel Measured Using the VetScan VS2 , Poultry (2022)
- Image analysis for Eimeria oocyst counts and classification , JOURNAL OF APPLIED POULTRY RESEARCH (2022)
- Systemic veterinary drugs for control of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, in poultry farms , PARASITES & VECTORS (2022)
- Comparison of portable and conventional laboratory analyzers for biochemical tests in chickens , POULTRY SCIENCE (2021)
- CVM: Focus Area
- Focus Area: Food Animal
- Research Area of Emphasis: Global Health
- Focus Area: Graduate Population Medicine
- CVM: Hospital
- Research Area of Emphasis: Infectious Diseases
- Hospital: Mobile Poultry Service
- Focus Area: Pathology
- Population Health and Pathobiology: PHP Faculty
- Population Health and Pathobiology: PHP Poultry Health Management
- CVM: Population Health and Pathobiology
- CVM: Research Area of Emphasis