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Michael Kornreich, DVM
Area Veterinarian in Charge, Animal and Plant Health Insprection Service/Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

USDA APHIS  Veterinary Services

Module 12: Animal Disease Traceability
Upon completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to explain the aspects of ADT to clients and the public, list the official identification devices and methods used for different livestock species, explain why documentation of interstate movement of livestock is necessary for effective traceability, locate the regulations governing the interstate movement of different species of livestock, and describe the responsibilities of an accredited veterinarian with respect to ADT, specifically Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 86 and Part 161.

Module 9: Interstate and International Certificates for Category 1 Animals
Upon completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to list the various agencies and steps involved in the certification process for Category I animals; find current import/export information for Category I animals traveling interstate or internationally; apply proper completion principles when completing health certificates for Category I animals and avoid making common errors; and explain your roles and responsibilities as an accredited veterinarian as they relate to Category I animal health certificates.

Don McLean
District Epidemiology Officer USDA, APHIS, VS

Module 7: Foreign Animal Disease Detection in Category 1 Animals
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to report a suspected foreign animal disease (FAD); describe the important role of accredited veterinarians in surveillance and detection of FADs; realize the potential impact a FAD in a Category I animal could have on food animal populations, public health, and the economy; list the zoonotic FADs presented in this module; and recognize clinical signs of key FADs in Category I animals.

Module 20: Slaughter Horse Transport
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to find current health and well-being regulations for the interstate movement and international export of horses for slaughter; explain why horses need to be healthy to be able to withstand transport due to the physiological stress they will endure while being shipped long distances; list conditions that would make a horse unfit to travel; describe the physical exams and assessments that will determine a horse’s fitness to travel; and make recommendations to owners and shippers to ensure their horses arrive at their destination humanely and within the legal regulatory framework.

Aliza Simeone, VMD
Regional Veterinarian, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Region 7 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Module 6: Exotic Avian Diseases
Upon completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to realize the economic impact of an exotic avian disease outbreak; describe the hazards presented by less virulent forms of AI and Newcastle disease viruses; recognize the clinical signs associated with high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) and END; apply basic biosecurity measures for these diseases; and report a possible exotic avian disease and understand the investigative process.

Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to identify the PPE needed for everyday situations; explain the differences in protection between a surgical mask and an N95 respirator; perform a brief risk assessment for a given situation and select appropriate PPE; and describe the differences between PPE Levels A, B, C and D.