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Humanitarian University Consortium
Distance Education Initiative

Foreign Animal Disease Online Course

In January 2002, Humanitarian Resource Institute announced the development of a Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Center, which provides access to online educational resources for both medical and veterinary professionals (1.16.2002: Agricultural Security: Veterinary and Scientific Experts Outline Priority Issues) . In an effort to enhance training for the recognition of Foreign Animal Disease's for field veterinarians, we have developed the following educational resource. 

Demographic of participants who completed this course:

United States
  • U.S. Army Veterinary Corps
  • USDA, Agricultural Research Service
  • Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health, Michigan State University
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture
  • Students: Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Private Practice

International

  • New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Directorate of Animal Health, Central Epidemiology Unit, Nepal

Presented by

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

H-II OPSEC
Url: www.H-II.org

Pathobiologics International
Internet: www.pathobiologics.org

Introduction

The objective of this education initiative to enhance the capability of the veterinary professional to suspect and assist in the diagnosis of a foreign disease in livestock or companion animals.  This course is designed in a self-study format whereby the student utilizes the online educational resources listed below to learn the definitions, etiology, host range, geographic distribution, transmission, incubation period, pathogenesis, clinical signs, gross legions, diagnosis, control and eradication and public health variables associated with the Foreign Animal Diseases outlined in The Gray Book Online. Note: The Foreign Animal Diseases Online Test will concentrate on these agents.  Additional study materials have been provided to further support this educational objective.

To begin, study and review of the online resources linked below.  Your registration will be submitted in conjunction with the completion of the Foreign Animal Diseases Online Test form.

I.  Study Materials

AFRICAN ANIMAL TRYPANOSOMIASIS
AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS
AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
AKABANE
AVIAN INFLUENZA 
BABESIOSIS
BLUETONGUE AND EPIZOOTIC HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE 
BOVINE EPHEMERAL FEVER 
BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY
CONTAGIOUS AGALACTIA OF SHEEP AND GOATS 
CONTAGIOUS BOVINE PLEUROPNEUMONIA
CONTAGIOUS CAPRINE PLEUROPNEUMONIA
CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS
DOURINE
EAST COAST FEVER 
EPIZOOTIC LYMPHANGITIS
EQUINE MORBILLIVIRUS PNEUMONIA 
FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE 
FOREIGN PESTS AND VECTORS OF ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES 
GLANDERS
HEARTWATER
HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA 
HOG CHOLERA 
JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS 
LOUPING-ILL
LUMPY SKIN DISEASE 
MALIGNANT CATARRHAL FEVER 
NAIROBI SHEEP DISEASE 
PARAFILARIASIS IN CATTLE 
PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS 
RIFT VALLEY FEVER 
RINDERPEST
SCREWWORM MYIASIS
SHEEP AND GOAT POX 
SWINE VESICULAR DISEASE
VELOGENIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE 
VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS
VESICULAR EXANTHEMA OF SWINE 
VESICULAR STOMATITIS
VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE OF RABBITS 
II.  Online Test The Online Test encompasses 200 questions (True/False) related to the foreign animal diseases listed in The Gray Book.  Upon completion and online submission of the test, individuals with a passing grade of 75% or above will receive a certificate of completion by Humanitarian Resource Institute.

Fee: $50.00 processing fee, required for validation: certificate of completion.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Humanitarian Resource Institute's work associated with 193 member countries of the United Nations, presents a challenge regarding accreditation standards, therefore we request enrollees to check with their state's regulatory board to ensure acceptance of online continuing education credit for the purposes of state license requirements.  

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