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States get training on biosecurity for farm animals

Published August 1, 2012 11:26 pm

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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.