Advanced Diagnostic Training for Food Animal Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

This proposal addresses USDA NIFA Veterinary Services Grant Program 006700 Education, Extension and Training Grants focusing on food animal veterinarians. A decline in the number of veterinarians serving the agricultural sector in rural communities poses serious problems for animal health and wellbeing, food safety, public health and producer profitability. A major contributor to this decline is failure to retain veterinarians and veterinary staff in a rural setting. The focus of this proposal is to provide access to continuing education, practical experience and accessible information on the techniques needed to perform a complete post mortem examination and selection of appropriate diagnostics in multiple production animal species. Additionally, this proposal will utilize materials provided by an existing 3-year NIFA grant (2017-2020) "Case-Based Distance Learning for Food Animal Veterinarians," Award number 2017-70024-27326, which focuses on developing and implementing a long distance educational program that provides access to information on new advances and reinforcement of key concepts in disease control and prevention.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/198/31/24

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture: $236,750.00

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