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Emerging and Exotic Disease online course begins July 25, 2018

The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases.

Dr. Jesse Hostetter, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, will moderate the Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course. The course will be offered for continuing education beginning July 25, 2018. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FAD’s are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to a FAD outbreak, what to do if a FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in a FAD response, and effective communication strategies. 

Components of this course make up the USDA APHIS’ Initial Accreditation Training and are used at all U.S. veterinary schools. The course is an excellent refresher for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, animal health industry employees and government officials interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to them. A recommended weekly schedule is provided, but participants can work at their own pace and complete the assignments based on their schedules.

Cost to take the course is $250. We have applied for 46 units of CE through RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards) for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  A CE certificate is issued for each week of completed work (7-8 CE units per week, up to 46 for the entire course). Participants receive the Transboundary and Emerging Diseases of Animals textbook, a $75 value (if outside the U.S. additional fees apply to cover shipping costs).

“Professionals who take this course will gain a better understanding of clinical presentation, diagnosis and response to significant foreign animal diseases, and the role individuals can play in response to them,” Hostetter said. 

Hostetter will be available to answer questions until Sept. 9. The course will remain open through Sept. 30. 

To find out more and register, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/EEDA-Course/ 

Source: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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