Biosecurity is becoming more important than ever in our interconnected world, and veterinary professionals play a crucial role in protecting the health of U.S. livestock and poultry. These courses provide species-neutral information on farm biosecurity. You will learn how to prevent disease introduction and how to control disease spread with the herd/flock and to other farms.
1. Basic Course
Introduces biosecurity concepts and provides an overview of biosecurity risk factors. Web-based interactive lessons include:
- Biosecurity Concepts
- Biosecurity Risks – Farm Factors
- Biosecurity Risks – Personnel, Animals, and Carcasses
- Biosecurity Risks – Fomites
- Biosecurity Risks – Vectors
- Maintaining a Healthy Farm
2. Advanced Course
Covers all content from the basic course, plus information on assessing risk and developing, implementing, and evaluating a biosecurity plan.
Web-based interactive lessons include lessons similar to the basic lessons above and additionally:
- Special Biosecurity Considerations
- Developing a Biosecurity Program
- Biosecurity Resources
The course is completely web-based and self-study. You do not need to be online at any specific time. Access the materials whenever it is convenient for you, work at your own pace.
- Must complete the post-course evaluation and post-course quiz with a score of at least 70% to earn CE credit.
Kerry Leedom Larson, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM
Lead Public Health Veterinarian
Center for Food Security and Public Health
The courses have been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE®). The basic course is approved for 3 CE hours, the advanced course is approved for 6 CE hours (non-interactive on-line; veterinarians or veterinary technicians).
Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE® program if you have any comments/concerns regarding the validity or relevancy of this course to the veterinary profession.
The Biosecurity in Livestock and Poultry Production course is funded by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP).