EuFMD Real-Time Training Course - February 2020

Be a part of the first ever offering to North American private sector veterinarians and those involved in the livestock industry, for a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the diagnosis and investigation of an FMD outbreak in an endemic country. [Source: Texas A&M]

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 is at an all-time high for U.S. veterinarians, State and Federal Animal Health Officials, and the U.S. livestock sector to be prepared to effectively respond to FMD and other foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever. Accredited veterinarians will be involved in assisting state and federal government animal health officials to quickly respond to, control and eradicate an incursion of FMD in the US.

The one-week course will be conducted by the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD), who since 2009, have delivered these hands-on training to more than 700 people from over 50 countries. Veterinarians from the host country take part in each training course. This course will be held in Kenya or Uganda from February 9 through February 14, 2020.

A field veterinarian from the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services (USDA, APHIS, VS) will also be a part of every course in order to discuss specific aspects of a U.S. FMD response. Courses are provided in two major segments.

Note: Courses will be restricted to no more than 12 registered trainees in order to provide optimal instructor to participant ratios. Includes 29 hours of RACE-approved CE credits.

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