David D. Frame is an associate professor in the Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Department at Utah State University, specializing in poultry diseases and production management. A 1980 graduate of Utah State University with a B.S. in Animal Science, Dr. Frame subsequently received his DVM degree from Oregon State/Washington State Universities in 1984. Dr. Frame completed an avian medicine residency with the University of California, Davis specializing in poultry pathology and diagnostics. He is board certified in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. He currently serves as the USU Extension Poultry Specialist with an additional assignment as poultry diagnostician for the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He also actively participates in providing community education classes in backyard poultry raising. Before beginning a professional career in poultry, Dr. Frame extensively bred and showed exhibition chickens.