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MULT101-0814: Exotic and Emerging Animal Diseases: Remembering the Zebras
In some of the course Real Time Sessions the lecture will be predominantly audio
while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.
Jesse Hostetter, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Iowa State University
August 20-October 11, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, August 27, September 3, 10, 17,24, October 1; 9:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary students
interested in major exotic and emerging animal diseases.
VIN CE Course:
Open to Veterinarians and veterinary students only.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
Increased international movement of people and animals, and the current geopolitical
climate, make incursions of exotic diseases more likely than ever before.
The national response to an exotic disease incursion begins with the local
practicing veterinarian, who must be able to rapidly recognize the clinical
signs and scenarios that are suggestive of various exotic diseases.
This course will review the major exotic and emerging animal diseases,
emphasizing the clinical signs and gross lesions of these diseases in various
species and the role of the practitioner and other professionals.
Major emphasis will be placed on including exotic diseases in the differential
diagnosis of various clinical presentations and the importance of laboratory
support for the diagnosis of both "horses and zebras."
This course consists of six (6) 1-hour Real Time Sessions that will utilize text,
video and audio; interactive message board discussions, and a database of
information about exotic diseases. There will be a set of Learning Modules
and accompanying tests designed to help you learn. Participants will work through
a series of learning modules and exercises weekly, and will be required to complete
at least one test per week based on these learning modules.
These learning modules were created with funds from the USDA Cooperative
State Research, Education,and Extension Service (CSREES), Iowa State University,
the University of Georgia, and the University of California, Davis.
Learning modules available: (Each with an accompanying test)
- Causes and Consequences of Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals
- Routes of Transmission and Introduction of FAD
- Agencies Involved in the Response to Outbreaks of FAD
- A Veterinarian's Role in an Animal Health Emergency
- Descriptions of Recent Incursions
- Risk Communication
- Psychosocial Impact of Disaster Response in Veterinarians
|1. Agroterrorism/Bioterrorism ||11. Dairy Cattle Abortion|
|2. Equine Neurologic Syndrome||12. Equine Respiratory Disease|
|3. Fish Diseases||13. Parasitic Disease|
|4. Parrots' Ruffled Feathers||14. Ruminant Herd Outbreak|
|5. Neurologic Ruminant||15. Sick Cattle in Florida|
|6. Sick Rabbits||16. Ticks|
|7. Vesicular Disease of Swine||17. Zoo Outbreak|
|8. Zoonotic Disease of Sheep||18. Immobile Milking Cow|
|9. Diseased Poultry||19. More Than Just A Cat Abscess|
|10. The Purple Pig||20. Vesicular Disease: What you say (and do) matters|
Participants are required to complete a minimum of one test per week as part
of the requirement for CE credit, in addition to participation during the
Real Time Sessions and on the course message boards.
*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Recognize key clinical and pathologic features of important foreign
animal diseases that are a threat to the United States.
- Understand the importance of the role of the veterinary profession
in preventing the incursion of exotic animal diseases and in detecting
and responding to incursions of exotic animal diseases.
- Understand the potential devastating impact of exotic animal diseases
on animal welfare, the national economy, food production and human health.
- Know the immediate measures to be taken to prevent the spread of
a suspected exotic animal disease until the State and/or Federal
authorities can fully respond to the situation.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
completed his D.V.M, PhD, and residency training in
anatomic pathology at Iowa State University. He is currently an Associate Professor
in the Department of Veterinary Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at
Iowa State University; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of
Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
His research interests include mechanisms of intestinal mucosal inflammation
with a focus on innate immune responses to intracellular pathogens.
Dr. Hostetter is the instructor for veterinary and graduate courses including
Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals
, and Systemic Veterinary Pathology
(Real Time Session August 27)
Overview of exotic animal diseases: global perspectives, potential
modes of entry, diagnosis, response and control, role of the practitioner.
(Real Time Session September 3)
Exotic diseases of the alimentary tract and endemic
differential diagnoses, with special emphasis on vesicular diseases.
(Real Time Session September 10)
Exotic systemic diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
(Real Time Session September 17)
Exotic respiratory diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
(Real Time Session September 24)
Exotic neurological diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
(Real Time Session October 1)
Exotic reproductive diseases and endemic differential
diagnoses, exotic cutaneous diseases.
CE CREDITS: 12
Member $252 ($227 early bird special if enrolled by August 6, 2014)
Non-Member $374 ($337 early bird special if enrolled by August 6, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on August 27th
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
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*Note: "This course is approved for 12 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however 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."
Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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