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Swine, Swans and Seals--Oh My!

New England States Animal Agriculture Security Alliance (NESAASA)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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 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


Presentation Goals:   


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


Discussion Goal:

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 <>,   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,  



Have questions about Swine, Swans and Seals--Oh My! ? Contact New England States Animal Agriculture Security Alliance (NESAASA)

When & Where

Online: Webinar connection information will be mailed to registrants by the Monday before the event at Noon

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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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:


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