MULT101-0814: Exotic and Emerging Animal Diseases: Remembering Zebras - Continuing Education (2023)

MULT101-0814: Exotic and Emerging Animal Diseases: Remembering Zebras - Continuing Education (1)
MULT101-0814: Exotic and Emerging Animal Diseases: Remembering Zebras - Continuing Education (2)MULT101-0814: Exotic and emerging animal diseases: remembering zebras
In some sessions of the Real Time course, the lecture will be mainly audio
while in others the lecture consists mainly of text.

Registrations are closed.

LEHRER:Jesse Hostetter, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Iowa State University
OPEN COURSE:August 20th to October 11th, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):Wednesdays, August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS schedules near you: world clock converter

practical hours:To prepare you for a successful experience on your CE course, we ask that you attend a hands-on session prior to the first real-time session. Please be punctual for the start time; Each exercise session lasts up to 1 hour. For more information, seeCE practice area.

*Instructors for this course use audio, which requires a headset or speakers to hear. If you have questions about your computer's audio capabilities, be sure to attend one of the hands-on sessions.

Level and requirements:DiesbasicThe course is open to veterinarians and veterinary students interested in important exotic and emerging animal diseases.
Corrida WIN WHAT:Only for veterinarians and veterinary students.This course is RACE approved for Veterinarians. The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is the #22 RACE Provider.

Course Description:
The growing international movement of people and animals and the current geopolitical climate make the incursion of exotic diseases more likely than ever. The national response to an exotic disease incursion begins with the local clinical veterinarian, who must be able to quickly discern the clinical signs and indicative scenarios of various exotic diseases. This course will address the most important exotic and emerging animal diseases, emphasizing the clinical signs and macroscopic lesions of these diseases in different species and the role of the physician and other professionals. Particular attention is given to the inclusion of exotic diseases in the differential diagnosis of different clinical presentations and to the importance of laboratory support in the diagnosis of "horses and zebras".

This course consists of six (6) 1-hour real-time sessions using text, video and audio; interactive message board discussions and a database of exotic disease information. There will be a range of learning modules and supplementary tests to help you learn. Participants work through a series of learning modules and exercises on a weekly basis and are required to take at least one test per week based on these learning modules.

These learning modules were created with funding from the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Iowa State University, University of Georgia, and University of California, Davis.

Available learning modules: (each with follow-up test)

  • Instruction:
    • Causes and consequences of emerging and exotic animal diseases
    • Routes of transmission and introduction of FAD
    • Agencies involved in responding to FAD outbreaks
    • The role of the veterinarian in an animal health emergency
    • Recent raid descriptions
    • risk communication
    • Psychosocial effects of disaster relief efforts among veterinarians
  • Scenarios:
    1. Agroterrorism/bioterrorism11. Abortion of dairy cattle
    2. Equine Neurological Syndrome12. Respiratory diseases in horses
    3. Fish diseases13. Parasitic disease
    4. The ruffled feathers of parrots14. Outbreak of the ruminant herd
    5. Neurological ruminant15. Sick Cattle in Florida
    6. Sick rabbits16. Ticks
    7. Porcine Vesicular Disease17. Escape not zoo
    8. Zoonoses in sheep18. Immobile dairy cow
    9. Sick Birds19. More than just a cat abscess
    10. The Purple Pig20. Bladder disease: what you say (and do) matters

Participants must complete at least one test per week as part of the CE credit requirement, in addition to participating in the course's live sessions and message boards.

*More information on the requirements for obtaining a CE certificate can be found atReceive your CE credit and course completion certificate.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to

  • Recognize the main clinical and pathological features of major foreign animal diseases that pose a threat to the United States.
  • Understand the important role of the veterinary profession in preventing the occurrence of exotic animal diseases and in detecting and responding to the occurrence of exotic animal diseases.
  • Understand the potentially devastating impacts of exotic animal diseases on animal welfare, national economies, food production and human health.
  • Learn about the immediate actions that must be taken to prevent the spread of a suspected exotic animal disease until state and/or federal authorities can fully respond to the situation.

Course materials:Course materials are available in the course library prior to each live session.

Textbooks Required: No textbooks are required for this course.

About the instructors:
doctor hostettercompleted his D.V.M., PhD, and residency in Anatomical Pathology at Iowa State University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine; and Associate Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. His research interests include mechanisms of intestinal mucosal inflammation with a focus on innate immune responses to intracellular pathogens. dr Hostetter is the instructor of veterinary and postgraduate courses includingEmerging and exotic animal diseases,research ethics, eSystemic veterinary pathology.

Course overview:
week 1(Real-time session on August 27)
Contents:Overview of exotic animal diseases: global perspectives, possible routes of entry, diagnosis, response and control, role of the professional.

week 2(Real-time session on September 3)
Contents:Exotic diseases of the digestive tract and endemic differential diagnoses with special emphasis on vesicular diseases.

week 3(Real-time session on September 10)
Contents:Exotic systemic diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.

week 4(September 17 live session)
Contents:Exotic respiratory diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.

week 5(Real-time session on September 24)
Contents:Exotic neurological diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.

week 6(October 1 live session)
Contents:Exotic reproductive diseases and endemic differential diagnoses, exotic skin diseases.


Instruction:Membership $252 ($227 Early Bird Special if you register by August 6, 2014)
Non-members $374 ($337 Early Bird Special if you sign up by August 6, 2014)

*To ensure that participants are ready and prepared for the class, registration closes at 5:00 pm ET on August 27th or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how CE online works, seeParticipant Resource Center.

Registrations are closed.

  1. Enrollment requirements:VIN-CE courses are open to VIN member and non-VIN member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolled in a VSPN CE course must be members of the VIN. Veterinary support staff must be members of the VSPN to enroll in a VSPN CE or VIN CE course open to VSPN members.
  2. Each registrant must be able to receive email from and addresses.E-mail is our main form of communication with participants; Personal email addresses are recommended over clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is responsible for their own registration.To ensure that all information received is secure and accurate, please do not register for a course on behalf of someone else.
  4. For additional assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or🇧🇷 In all correspondence, please include course title, full name and contact information.

*Observation:“This course is eligible for 12 continuing education credits in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some agencies have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or limitations on certain training methods. 🇧🇷Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for more information. (Participants are encouraged to check with their admissions jurisdiction for information on recognition by their board).

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy:A full refund of the course fee paid will be given if your cancellation request is received before the stated course start date. If you wish to withdraw after the start date, please contact the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a prorated refund.
*Note: To ensure speedy processing of your withdrawal request, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

*For more information on upcoming VIN CE courses, visitVIN-Kurskatalog.

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VIN Education Coordinator

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