March 01, 2003


 Foreign animal disease training offered

Posted Feb. 15, 2003

For the third time, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will team up to host a foreign animal disease training course, June 8-13 in Madison.

The course is designed for governmental regulatory and public health veterinarians responsible for rapid detection of foreign animal diseases in North and South America, animal disease regulatory specialists from industry, veterinary teachers, veterinary practitioners, and anyone else interested in animal industry biosecurity and foreign animal diseases.

Similar to past years, the 2003 course will include international speakers from the University of Pretoria's Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases in South Africa, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency-Weybridge in the United Kingdom, and Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal-Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria in Spain.

Speakers hail from the United States and Canada and have affiliations with the USDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as academic institutions, state veterinary agencies, and the military. The course will cover foreign animal diseases from a domestic perspective, foreign animal disease control preparedness and programs, global livestock emergencies, and livestock biosecurity and bioterrorism.

For more information and to obtain registration materials, visit or contact the meeting organizers at