Prepare Now for Animal Disease Emergency Response
African swine fever. Virulent Newcastle disease. Highly pathogenic avian influenza. Foot and
mouth disease. These high consequence animal diseases and others threaten U.S. livestock
production and can have serious consequences for producers and devastating impacts on
animal health, food production, and local and state economies. Response to a disease outbreak
will require the coordination and collaboration of various professions, industries and agencies.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of
Veterinary Medicine is now offering a self-paced, web-based course, Animal Disease
Emergencies: Understanding the Response. The course overviews key concepts related to the
response for a livestock or poultry disease emergency. It highlights the actions needed to
detect, contain and control these diseases to better prepare responders for their tasks during
This is an awareness level course designed for anyone who may be involved in an animal
disease response – veterinary and animal health responders, livestock or poultry producers and
industry groups, emergency management, wildlife management, as well as traditional
responders (e.g., law enforcement, fire, or public works).
The cost for the course is $100. To register, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/.
Registration for the course will be open from February 1 through March 31, 2020. Course
access will begin February 19; however, since the course is self-paced and self-study,
participants can join at any time and will have 30 days to complete the course
This course has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 4 hours of continuing education (non-
interactive on-line; veterinarians or veterinary technicians).
About the Center for Food Security and Public Health
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is nationally and internationally
recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was
established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of
diseases that threaten food production or public health.