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Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals Online Course

July 25, 2018 - September 30, 2018


The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course will be offered for continuing education (CE) 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).

The course is moderated by Dr. Jesse Hostetter, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. “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,” said Dr. Hostetter.

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

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July 25, 2018
September 30, 2018