Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is pleased to offer 29 RACE approved continuing education hours.
This course consists of two major segments. The first segment is the pre-course online training course designed to ensure that trainees have a basic understanding of FMD and background knowledge so that time in-country is optimized.
Accredited veterinarians will be involved in assisting state and federal government animal health officials to quickly respond, control and eradicate an incursion of FMD in the US.
As a veterinarian, are you prepared in the event of an outbreak of FMD in the United States? While the U.S. has not had a case of FMD since 1929, the need for U.S. veterinarians, State and Federal Health Officials states and the U.S. livestock sector to be prepared to effectively respond to FMD and other foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever, is at an all-time high.
- Do you know what your role will be if the US is hit with an outbreak of FMD?
- Will you be able to recognize FMD in a susceptible species and provide informed, timely advice to your clients?
- Do you know how to properly take a sample for FMD diagnostic testing and safely go on farm/ranch visits without being a fomite and spreading the virus?
- Do you know how to assess biosecurity needs for your clinic and your clients’ operations?
For questions about registration and logistics prior to arriving in Africa, contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Parker
Dr. Allen Roussel