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This course will provide an overview of Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases. Participants will learn about the potential occurrences of foreign and emerging diseases in domestic and wild animals in North America; including the location, type and symptoms of these diseases. This course will also cover the management approaches to these diseases; whether to control or eradicate.
- Identify the differences between foreign and emerging animal diseases
- Describe the impact of animal disease outbreaks
- Identify characteristics of the following animal diseases: Foot and Mouth, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Cervid spongiform Encephalopathy Chronic Wasting (CWD), Anthrax, West Nile Encephalitis, Bovine Tuberculosis, Bovine Paratuberculosis (Johne’s Disease), Avian Influenza
- Understand the bioterrorism threat of each disease
- Define the first line of defense in the emergency management of FEADs
- Describe the proactive steps instrumental in the emergency management of FEADs
- List the biosecurity measures that should be taken when responding to an FEAD outbreak
- Find the resources offered by State and Local State Emergency Management agencies