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Wyoming Hosts Biodefense, Emergency Animal Response Conference

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The University of Wyoming is hosting the second annual Rocky Mountain Regional Conference on Biodefense and Emergency Animal Response on March 17-18.

The conference, intended for veterinarians, animal care and control professionals, agricultural professionals and others, will include information on national animal emergency management issues, zoonoses and infection control plans for animal facilities, avian influenza, personal protective equipment use in animal facilities, local animal emergency plan development, animal search and rescue and hazardous materials and animal decontamination.

Presenters will include Cindy Lovern, DVM, American Veterinary Medical Assn. assistant director for emergency preparedness, who will speak on emergency programs; and Donal O’Toole, DVM, head of the University of Wyoming Department of Veterinary Sciences and director of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, who will speak on the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

The conference is designed to provide a regional forum for Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming for information on biodefense and emergency issues related to animal health, animal welfare and public health.

The conference is a joint program of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence on Biodefense and Emerging Diseases at Colorado State University and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation.

For more information, visit www.cosart.org.

03-14-2007

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