The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association are hosting a seminar for veterinarians that will help Wisconsin to better prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak.
A veterinarian’s role is critical if a foreign animal disease outbreak were to occur in the state. State and federal officials will be dependent on private practitioners to develop biosecurity plans to help producers maintain continuity of business for the livestock industry to survive a disease introduction. At least one veterinarian per practice is encouraged to attend the seminar. The speaker for this seminar is Danelle Bickett, Associate Director for the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University.
The seminar is scheduled for Friday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells. The cost to attend is $130 for WVMA members and $200 for non-members. Producers are encouraged to share this seminar opportunity with their herd veterinarians.
Additional event details and registration information is on the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association website.