Biosecurity in Livestock and Poultry Production

Biosecurity in Livestock and Poultry Production

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We offer two versions of the course, both are RACE-approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians (3 or 6 hours of RACE® CE).

  1. Basic Course: Introduces biosecurity concepts and provides an overview of biosecurity risk factors
  2. Advanced Course: Covers all content from the basic course, plus information on assessing risk and developing, implementing, and evaluating a biosecurity plan

 

The ‘Register’ button will take you to a separate site to create an account and take the courses for free.

Description

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.

Courses Details

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

Format

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.

  • 6 months access
  • Must complete the post-course evaluation and post-course quiz with a score of at least 70% to earn CE credit.

Instructor:

Kerry Leedom Larson, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM

Lead Public Health Veterinarian

Center for Food Security and Public Health

CE Credit

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).

Questions?

Contact the CFSPH

Additional information

Target Audience

This course is open to any animal health, human health, or public health professional or student, or anyone interested in biosecurity on farms.

Course Registration

Registration available: June 1 – August 31, 2022

Course Access Period

6 months access after registration