Swine, Swans and Seals--Oh My!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
Swine, Swans and Seals, Oh My!
Surveillance for & Reports of Influenza in Animal Populations,
New England, 2011
Wed. April 25, 2012, 1-2:30 pm EST
This webinar will provide an opportunity for key state and federal animal agriculture, veterinary public health and wildlife representatives to discuss reports of influenza in New England in 2011 which involved wildlife or animal agriculture populations. This webinar is being presented in conjunction with the New England States Animal Agriculture Security Alliance (NESAASA), the Northeast Wildlife Disease Collaborative (NEWDC) and is being facilitated by the USDA, Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.
1) Surveillance in Swine Following Reports of H3N2v in ME
Don Hoenig, VMD
ME State Veterinarian & ME State Public Health Veterinarian
2) Sudden Swan Deaths in MA -- Role of AI and other Avian Diseases
Randy Mickley, Wildlife Disease Biologist
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services (WS)
3) H3N8 in Stranded Seals in NH and MA
Mendy Garron, CVT, Mammal Stranding Coordinator
NOAA Fisheries Service
4) Facilitated Discussion
1) Present relevant agency roles, responsibilities and capabilities
2) Discuss recent reports of and surveillance for influenza in animal populations in New England
3) Identify event successes and challenges
1) Identify planning, training and coordination opportunities & needs
Registration is by invitation only. Pre-registration is required-- the number of portals is limited. Follow the URL <http://swine-swans-seals.eventbrite.com>, press the green registration button and enter your contact information to register. Reading materials, webinar and audio-bridge connection information will be sent to registrants on Monday, April 23 at Noon.
Questions or Comments?
Contact Fredric Cantor, USDA, APHIS, VS, New England,
New England States Animal Agriculture Security Alliance (NESAASA)
Chartered in July 2010 by the 6 New England Governors, the New England States Animal Agriculture Security Alliance (NESAASA) consists of the state agricultural veterinarians and key state animal agriculture officials in New England. NESAASA’s mission is to strengthen all-hazard animal and animal agriculture emergency response capabilities in New England by developing multi-state projects in alliance with state, federal, industry and academic institutions. Information about NESAASA’s current projects is available by contacting any state agricultural veterinarian in New England or by contacting the NESAASA facilitator, Dr. Fredric Cantor, USDA, APHIS, VS, Area Emergency Coordinator, New England Area at: Fredric.L.Cantor@aphis.usda.gov