Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals Online Course

  |   Continuing Education

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course will be offered for continuing education (CE) beginning July 31, 2019. 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. In addition to veterinarians, the course is suitable for veterinary technicians or other individuals interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to those diseases.

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. The course will remain open through October 30.

Cost to take the course is $250. Participants can earn up to 46 credits of CE through RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards) for veterinarians or 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).

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Posted June 14, 2019