Overview of Organic and Alternative Animal Health

Overview of Organic and Alternative Animal Health

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This introductory course is a broad overview of organic and alternative livestock production and the role of animal health/animal management professionals working with these farmers and ranchers. We offer two versions of the course. Both are RACE-approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. (Both are 1 RACE® CE).

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

Description

Organic and alternative livestock production is a growing agricultural system. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, extension personnel, and other animal health professionals have a role to play on these operations yet receive little to no formal training. Having more animal health professionals familiar with the rules, regulations, practices, and philosophies under which these producers operate is much needed and long overdue.

Courses Details

This introductory course is a broad overview of organic and alternative livestock production and the role of animal health/animal management professionals working with these farmers and ranchers. You will be introduced to organic and alternative agriculture – its roots, economics, and the benefits of this evolving system. You will learn why these farmers and ranchers work and believe in these systems. Organic certification rules and regulations will be explored, along with the different treatment options used on these farms. Practice management and communication tools to engage with and incorporate these new clients into your practice will also be explored.

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

Instructor:

Katie Steneroden, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM

Lead Public Health Veterinarian

Center for Food Security and Public Health

CE Credit

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE®) has approved the course. The course is approved for 1 CE.

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 Overview of Organic and Alternative Animal Health 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, public health professional or student, or anyone interested in organic and alternative animal health.

Course Registration and access Period

Registration and access are available: 30 June 2022 through 30 November 2022