NAME Consequences of a Foreign Animal Disease on the Rural Community
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
CEU ELIGIBILITY Not eligible for CEUs

The food industry, including livestock, is one of the most open industries in North America, and is readily susceptible to outbreaks of Foreign Animal Disease (FAD). We need to understand the risks associated with dealing with FAD, and know what we can do to prevent them or at least reduce their impact. This program will focus on the psychological issues affecting two groups during an adverse animal event: the families directly impacted and those who are called upon to respond. Drawing from his personal and professional experience in England during the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease event, Dr. Van Wie will relate the experiences of livestock producers who lost their animals and their livelihoods, as well as the emotional impact he endured himself as a responder to the event. NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.