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ARPAS Has Approved 13 CEUs for Annual Conference and 6 CEUs for BVD Forum

Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at their next Annual Conference, April 4-7, 2016 at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Mo.

The biosecurity emphasis of the Conference, themed “From Farm to Table – Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture” concentrates on identifying risks, challenges and solutions and ways producers can be proactive in protecting their animals from illness.

“As an industry, we have not had this discussion together before,” says Dr. Karen Jordan, DVM, Planning Committee Co-Chair for NIAA’s Annual Conference. “Today there are more new ways for diseases to be communicated throughout a species than ever before.”

“We’re really putting industry on notice that we expect biosecurity plans to be in place,” Dr. T.J. Myers, associate deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (VS USAPHIS) noted in a recently released Journal of American Veterinary Medicine Association article. Owners of farms affected by disease outbreaks, including the 2015 outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, will need to certify they are taking steps to prevent similar incursions.

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