States get training on biosecurity for farm animals
Published: August 1, 2012 11:26PM
Updated: August 2, 2012 07:55AM
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Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Field veterinarian Dr. Lisa Thompson and Dr. Reed Hall, Veterinary Area Emergency Coordinator for Utah, test a dairy cow for foot and mouth disease during a simulated Foreign Animal Disease scenario at the USU Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center Wednesday August 1, 2012. The Utah/Idaho Foreign Animal Disease exercise was intended to strengthen the teamwork between the two states' local governments and private livestock owners to prevent the spread of a Foreign Animal Disease. The three-day exercise included classroom training on topics of biosecurity on the farm, strengthening community agro-security planning, livestock inspection, techniques of incident command structure, necropsy techniques and pathogenic control.

Veterinarians tested cattle for foot and mouth disease during a simulated Foreign Animal Disease scenario at the USU Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center Wednesday. The Utah/Idaho Foreign Animal Disease exercise was intended to strengthen the teamwork between the two states’ local governments and private livestock owners to prevent the spread of a foreign animal disease. The three-day exercise included classroom training on topics of biosecurity on the farm, strengthening community agro-security planning, livestock inspection, techniques of incident command structure, necropsy techniques and pathogenic control.