House Natural Resources Committee Livestreamed Roundtables This Week!

The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events this week:

  • On Monday, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, will lead a roundtable on how coronavirus has impacted fisheries around the country. Tune in to Coronavirus Impacts on American Fisheries and the Seafood Supply at 1PM EDT on Monday, May 18.
  • On Tuesday, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a roundtable discussion on limiting the spread of wildlife-borne diseases to humans. Speakers will discuss how the House’s newly passed Heroes Act improves research and testing for diseases at risk of being passed to humans and how federal agencies can protect the public from animal-to-human disease transmission. Tune in to Crossing the Species Barrier: The Growing Threat of Wildlife Disease to Human Health and What We Can Do About It at 1PM EDT on Tuesday, May 19.

Click here for speaker information, as well as the Facebook and YouTube streaming links.

Is COVID-19 changing the way you spend time outdoors? Does that increase the risk of exposure of you, your family, or dogs to ticks or tick-borne diseases?

You are invited by researchers at The University of Georgia, Hollins University, Duke University, Clemson University, and the University of Rhode Island to participate in a research study entitled “Investigating COVID-19 impacts on the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in people and pets”.

The purpose of this study is to determine if COVID-19 restrictions on society have had an effect on the time that people or their pets spend outdoors and if this change is associated with an increased risk of exposure to ticks or tick-borne diseases.

Any person who is 18 or older and a resident of the United States or Canada is eligible to participate.

Your participation will involve filling out a short survey that should only take about 10-15 minutes of your time (or less if you do not have children and/or dogs).

Please click here to access the survey or paste this link in your browser –  https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kctqb7neC2Pyvj

Also, please share this survey with anybody that you think would be willing to complete the survey.

We greatly appreciate your participation in this study. If you have any questions about this research project, please contact the study supervisor, Dr. Michael Yabsley, at myabsley@uga.edu.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course…

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course will be offered for continuing education (CE) beginning July 25, 2018. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FAD’s are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to a FAD outbreak, what to do if a FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in a FAD response, and effective communication strategies.

For more details and to register, click here.

Online Course Announcement: Animal Disease Emergencies…

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is now offering a web-based course, Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response. The cost for the course is $100. To find out more and to register, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/.

Animal Disease Emergency Response online course offering…

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a web-based course, Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response, September 20-30, 2017. The cost for the course is $100 and it has been approved by AAVSB-RACE for four hours of continuing education. To find out more and to register, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/.