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Youth Biosecurity Education Conversations

Joanna Cummings General

During October 2020, a series of  Biosecurity Community Conversations were held to highlight the Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture Biosecurity Learning Modules, and to explore online educational resources that help youth in agriculture discover farm animal biosecurity. The video recordings for the four conversations on youth biosecurity education are below. A fifth community conversation video recording is also posted on this …

Students getting ready to work on a farm

Farm Biosecurity Education Goes Virtual with Discovery Learning Series

Joanna Cummings Agriculture Education, Livestock diseases

We are witnessing in real time the spread of a virulent, infectious disease known as COVID-19 among the human population. Livestock and poultry are susceptible to infectious diseases as well, and the impacts can be devastating for anyone raising farm animals. The most effective strategy for protecting farm animal health is to prevent or reduce the chances of introducing a …

Horse and rider jumping over gate

Vesicular Stomatitis Impacts Livestock Exhibitions

Samantha Shields Animal Health, Livestock diseases Leave a Comment

Summer and fall are the times of year when many livestock producers participate in fairs, exhibitions and shows. However, it is not the time to be lax about biosecurity measures given the ongoing risks of commingling animals at these events. Horses and other livestock being hauled to and from exhibitions may contribute to spreading vesicular stomatitis (VS) and other highly …